Access to vision screening
According to the World Health Organization, approximately 19 million children under the age of 15 years have one or more vision impairments. While it may not seem like much, this stat only confirms those who were screened. How about the children who didn’t have access to vision screening?
World Health Organization. Visual impairment and blindness [Internet]. Geneva: World Health Organization; c2015.
Some studies have reported that North American vision testing frequency is inconsistent and not offered in all communities, and protocol standards are not followed for all ages. Rates are found to be significantly lower in remote communities and developing countries.
Vision screening: a critical visual health measure
Our mobile, hand-held screening device VisionVue will support health and school officials in conducting crucial eye screenings in minutes within a classroom for early detection of eye conditions that can impact a child’s visual and general development. Currently, there is no universal and accessible plan for testing, leaving many children at risk for permanent vision loss.
In recent years, health officials travel to schools in urban areas hauling large pieces of equipment to test the eyes of students at school. The World Health Organization protocol recommends yearly screening of children until the age of 19 years old. Until now, there was no integrative technology that could screen for risk factors and visual problems.
Many children are not getting screened for treatable conditions such as myopia and anisometropia which can lead to major long-term issues like amblyopia.
DetectVueTM will bring technology to the classroom in the form of a small device equipped with visual imagery that captures the attention of a child while an assessment is taking place – in less than 2 minutes. Our portable vision screener makes eye screening easy, fast and reliable, anywhere in the world.
Adults and remote communities matter too!
For adults with disabilities, elderly individuals living in retirement homes or long-term care facilities, many do not have the means, mobility or resources to have their eyes screened regularly. Afterall, an eye exam is a costly proposal if you don’t have a private insurance plan.
If individuals live in remote or rural communities, access to eye screening technology is not universally available. Through our cloud technology, we are moving ocular testing from professional offices to where people are, regardless of their location in the world. With VisionVueTM, people will get their eyes screened, monitored for changes or treatment follow up in community centers, schools, long-term care facilities or retirement homes.
“OMI’s second-generation technology goes beyond current screening with new multi-dimensional screening capabilities.”
It not only increases the number of tests that can be conducted but captures more than 600 data points on fewer images resulting in precise, data for the screening of a broader range of conditions such as risk factors for diabetic retinopathy, or a disease known as age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and more. VisionVue with revolutionary algorithms is designed to screen more conditions than any device in the market.