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From Phone-Based Eye Exams to Eyesight-Enhancing Drops

 - May 6, 2014
Over the last couple of years, vision improvement technology has made huge leaps and bounds, making it easier than ever for people in the developing world, the aging boomer population, caretakers and doctors to assess and monitor health. For example, phone apps like Peek and Netra, as well as web-based apps like Opternative make it possible for the average person to attain legally approved eye prescriptions without the use of any kind of fancy equipment.

Beyond wearable vision-improving glasses and contact lenses, technology like TVs and monitors are being designed to preemptively combat the potential for eye strain by responding to the needs of your individual pupils or prescription. Technology like this shows a shift towards prevention rather than fixing what's already broken.