In the era of Warby Parker, measure your own eyeglass prescription at home

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EyeQue Team

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January 6, 2019

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by Lynn La,

Optometrist, shmoptometrist.

With the popularity of direct-to-consumer retailers like Warby Parker, Zenni Optical and EyeBuyDirect, people are taking the process of buying prescription glasses into their own hands by skipping brick-and-mortar retailers and insurance policies.

But EyeQue VisionCheck, which debuted here at CES 2019 on Sunday, is hoping to do one better by skipping the optometrist altogether. Working with a mobile app, the Bluetooth-powered portable device can conduct vision tests at home, and can measure nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism.

After testing, the device spits out what it calls your personal “EyeGlass Numbers.” The numbers work similar to an eyeglass prescription, but do not require a doctor’s sign-off. You can then take your number to specific retailers that will honor EyeGlass numbers like Zenni Optical and EyeBuyDirect, and buy prescription glasses completely on your own — no appointment or waiting room required.


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