Wednesday, March 26, 2014

A harbinger of the on-line doctor in our future. On-line eye exams

Fast Company has a great article on The End Of Eye Charts? A Startup Can Now Give Eyeglass Exams Online

Opternative is developing an online eye exam. This could prove to be a massive disruptor in the Optometry field. More importantly it is showing how innovation can disrupt healthcare. It hints at a future where more and more health services and checkups can be performed remotely.

This is particularly relevant for the developing world. It brings together simple computing devices (laptops and phones) and enables a test to be performed remotely. In rural environments it could be used with traveling technicians administering the test coupled with a tele-health session with a qualified professional.

It is innovation like this that will make health care more affordable for all.

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