Volunteers needed to test new vision monitoring app

Posted: Monday 15 June 2020 at 15:52

Volunteers are being asked to test a new app at-home vision monitoring app, which can be used in between clinic appointments. 

The smartphone app, which is still in development, uses software similar to that of a video game to assess visual health. 

It has been designed by Okko Health, which was founded with the intention of reducing the strain on hospital eye service departments by finding a way of monitoring their eye health at home.

The company is calling for volunteers with macular disease to co-design and test the app to ensure it is as accurate and as accessible as possible. 

If you have some central vision, use a smartphone and have 20 minutes free per week - they would love to hear from you. 

Volunteers will need to:

  • Have access to an Apple smartphone/device. For example: iPhone 6, iPhone 7, iPhone X, iPad 5th generation, iPad Pro, etc.
  • Be able to use a smartphone with their central vision. 
  • Have access to a recent eye examination prescription from their opticians or eye doctor (within the last 6-12 months) - and must be willing to share this information with us. 
  • Be willing to engage with the app at least three times a week for a few weeks.  

If you are interested or have any questions please email sarah.clinton@macularsociety.org