A US-based startup called 'Smart Vision Labs' recently produced a handheld eye exam device that would allow doctors to provide mobile vision tests. The device is called the 'SVOne' and it could help to save the eyesight of up to a billion people worldwide by making the eye exam process as simple as possible.
The SVOne works by harnessing the computing power in our mobile devices. Essentially the device is a piece of hardware that attaches to an iPhone in order to facilitate vision tests. While there are other handheld eye exam devices on the market, these tools can be extremely expensive. However, the inventors of the SVOne have managed to drive down the price of their product, making it a more practical solution for doctors around the world.
While the SVOne is still undergoing testing, the device could help to revolutionize eye care in the US and abroad.