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.”
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.