In the world of eHealth, there are always updates and new products launching, which is why we’re giving you a second round of Apps for Eye Care. These are some of the most popular apps in the eye care field, but if you’ve used some lesser-known apps that you think should be included here, let us know in the comments section below.
Update: Thanks to a comment from Amy Davis of VisionSource, we’ve added another great app to the list:
EyeXam (Free, iOS) Developed by Global EyeVentures, LLC, EyeXam is a helpful tool for eye doctors to recommend to their patients. It features a number of vision tests, including those for astigmatism, visual acuity, color, eye alignment, and more. Should any of those tests reveal a visual problem, there is a handy doctor finder that allows users to enter their zip code in order to find the nearest eye care professional, complete with descriptions, reviews, special offers, and appointment scheduling.
Eye Handbook App (Free, iOS, Android) – Available for the iPad, iPhone, and any Android device, the Eye Handbook App is the all-in-one, comprehensive, must-have app for any ophthalmologist. It’s free to download with lots of in-app media available for purchase. The robust app comes with various sections for patient education videos, ICD-9 codes, AAO resources, drug references, vision testing, visual acuity and risk calculators, and much more.
Optics Clinical Calculator ($4.99, iOS) – This app makes common optical calculations extremely easy with its intuitive system. The app features several calculators, including base curve, convergence, ocular curve, vertex distance, and more.
Cornea Atlas (Free, iOS) – The free app, developed by the Ophthalmology Department of the Universidade Federal de São Paulo, contains images of 108 corneal diseases classified into 16 categories, which can easily be sent to colleagues via email or text message
Atlas of Ophthalmology (Free, iOS) – If the Cornea Atlas isn’t enough for you, the Atlas of Ophthalmology functions in a similar way, providing clinical images of nearly every ocular disease with more than 6,000 diagnoses and images available. The app is free to download, but you must purchase a subscription to view all the content and receive future upgrades.
TryLive Eyewear – Ok, so this isn’t the most practical app and it takes a little more to integrate it into your business than just going to the App Store, but it’s pretty cool nonetheless. This augmented reality app is great for selling eyeglasses online or even as a fun in-store gimmick. Customers can use the camera on their computer or mobile device to virtually try on hundreds of glasses. Once your face is lined up correctly in the camera, the AR system uses facial tracking technology to virtually place the glasses on your face. Total Immersion, the makers of TryLive Eyewear, are leading the way in ecommerce AR technology and we are sure to see much more of these apps in the very near future.