Eyeonic wins grand prize at The Pitch.
Eyeonic’s vision is to prevent blindness caused by glaucoma, in Australia and across the globe.
With Eyeonic’s technology, patients can take an online test for glaucoma from the comfort and convenience of their own home.
The biggest problem with glaucoma? There are no early symptoms.
By the time you know there’s a problem, it’s too late and vision is lost.
Detection currently relies on perimetry performed in a clinic by a trained professional, generally as part of a regular eye-health check.
And as such:
Early Detection Saves Sight.
There are 300,000 Australians living with glaucoma, but over 50% are unaware they have it, thinking they have healthy eyes.
While vision loss can’t be restored, early diagnosis and treatment can delay or halt the progression of the disease. That is why it’s so important to detect the problem as early as possible.
With Eyeonic’s online vision test, more people will have access to simple testing that can be done online. This will detect more cases of glaucoma before it leads to blindness.
Early glaucoma does not have symptoms and cannot be self diagnosed.
The only way to be diagnosed is through a test done at an Optometry or Ophthalmology clinic.
Patients report a number of issues with the current method of visual field testing.
Eyeonic’s technology removes all barriers to traditional visual field testing.
Associate Professor Simon Skalicky is a glaucoma specialist and is the founder and developer of Eyeonic.
As a practicing ophthalmologist, Professor Skalicky saw first hand, time and time again, the barriers caused by traditional visual field tests. Constant complaints from patients about how uncomfortable and unpleasant the test was combined with his own PhD research into online visual testing sparked the development of Eyeonic.
Spending 18 months teaching himself to program the test specifically for the needs of patients, the results have been remarkable. An easy to use, simple, online test with minimal discomfort for patients – while being truly effective in detecting any peripheral vision loss.
In a survey of 95 patients who undertook both tests, only two preferred conventional perimetry to the Eyeonic online test.
Professor Skalicky has extensive experience with all aspects of glaucoma. As well as being an ophthalmologist, he is the former President of Glaucoma Australia and is involved with the Word Glaucoma Association. His PhD researched how to improve quality of life for people with glaucoma. This included the role of online tests of vision as a metric of quality of life.
To eradicate unnecessary blindness.
We improve eye health universally, through evidence-based and accessible online testing.
Eyeonic is supported by Microsoft and other partners across the globe.
Working with experts from Microsoft and supported by the MicrosoftForStartups program, Eyeonic leverages off all the possibilities of cloud computing together with a robust cyber security platform.
Eyeonic’s robust research output has inspired Glaucoma researchers from around the world, with further clinical trials underway or planned in Uganda, Vietnam and Melbourne.
Eyeonic wins grand prize at The Pitch.
Online visual field testing (perimetry) has many advantages over conventional machine-based perimetry. Including a more enjoyable experience for test-takers and improved access to sight saving healthcare for all.
Eyeonic is an Australian health-tech company that has taken on the challenge of delivering online perimetry for any computer. Eyeonic is passionate about improving eye health globally by making evidence-based online vision testing accessible to everyone. Yes there are logistical hurdles, but we have considered these, using all the advantages of widespread modern technology to overcome them.
Online perimetry is more enjoyable, accessible and less costly than machine-based perimetry. It improves the experience, accessibility and gives control to the patient for better outcomes.