VISION SCREENER PROVIDES OBJECTIVE RESULTS IN CHILDREN
Objective Acuity has just successfully completed a proof-of-concept pediatric trial in Dallas and in Melbourne and Auckland, Australia, of its new objective screening system designed for preschool-aged children.
Proprietary moving patterns on a computer screen are coupled with a system designed to record and interpret eye movements. A child simply looks at the pattern to complete the screening test.
A trial of 3- to 7-year-olds that compared Objective Acuity’s test to electronic HOTV visual acuity found that the test can reliably screen for reduced vision.
“The trials showed high agreement between the Objective Acuity test and the electronic HOTV visual acuity test, which is currently considered the global clinical trials gold standard but is not used in screening,” Adam Podmore, chief executive of Objective Acuity, said. “To put the results in context, we have compared this to previously published screening results in New Zealand, and using our test we would have had considerably fewer incorrect referrals to eye specialists.” For information, email A.Podmore@ObjectiveAcuity.com, or go to ObjectiveAcuity.com.
RIGHTEYE UNVEILS EYEQ VISION REHAB PROGRAM
RightEye LLC unveiled its new EyeQ Trainer computer-based vision rehabilitation program last month at Optometry‘s Meeting in Denver. EyeQ Trainer gives optometrists a tool their pediatric and adult patients can use at home to rehabilitate eye-movement issues. With the introduction of EyeQ Trainer, optometrists can now prescribe targeted, at-home vision exercises to improve and strengthen areas of weakness.
RightEye EyeQ Trainer integrates with EyeQ reports—offering personalized recommendations for improvement for each patient. RightEye EyeQ Trainer activates the eyes’ muscles as well as key elements of brain circuitry as patients engage in specific eye movements through a series of simple exercises conducted on a personal computer or tablet with an Internet connection. The circuitry activation is designed to result in better functional vision and smoother and more accurate eye movements that directly impact quality of life.
EyeQ Trainer is personalized to meet the unique needs of each patient. Once the patient returns to the optometrist’s practice to be retested, reports will provide quantifiable data to mark improvements.” Call 301.979.7970, or go to RightEye.com.