Visual field testing (perimetry) is the cornerstone of glaucoma assessment. It is a means of assessing peripheral vision sensitivity in one’s eye. Up until very recently, perimetry has only been possible on dedicated machines. These machines represent a barrier to accessing healthcare for many people; they are large, cumbersome, labour intensive and expensive. Clearly there are many advantages for online perimetry that could be performed on any computer. Online perimetry is easier to use, a more enjoyable experience and more easily accessible than machine-based perimetry. It represents significant cost savings for both patients and clinicians.
As an Ophthalmologist and busy glaucoma specialist in Melbourne, thousands of my patients are performing such testing annually; I am acutely aware of the limitations of machine-based visual field testing. It is unpleasant for my patients, it slows down the clinic, the machines are expensive to acquire and maintain, and require a great deal of staff involvement. Clearly there is a great benefit to provide a new way of performing perimetry, that is more intuitive, user-friendly, and can work on any computer. That is precisely what we at Eyeonic have developed with the online Eyeonic visual field test.
But how is it possible to provide perimetry that works on any computer?
Surely there is a reason why complex, single-purpose equipment is considered necessary.
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.
The challenges that online perimetry must overcome include:
So how do we do it?
Here are the features that make online visual field testing possible.