Eye Examines On-The-Go

The iPhone has actually become a mobile vision examining instrument. Prior devices, which measure wavefront aberrometry, cost anywhere from $20,000 to $40,000. The founders of Smart Vision Labs, say their invention is priced at $3,950.

Read about wavefront aberrometry here. The quick version from AllAboutVision.com says  “wavefront technology, or aberrometry, diagnoses both lower- and higher-order vision errors represented by the way the eye refracts or focuses light.”

Zhou Yaopeng and Marc Albanese, the founders of SmartVision Labs, hope the new invention can save the eyesight of nearly 1 billion people worldwide. It’s certainly portable enough to go anywhere.

The company has just raised $6.1 million in its first major round of institutional funding from Techstars Ventures, Heritage Group, Connectivity Capital, and Red Sea Ventures.


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