Technology just keeps getting more advanced. According to the Technology Review a new service called Blink is launching in New York that will make getting an eye exam cheaper and easier. Blink is an old school house call type of business where a technician not optometrist comes to your house and for a flat fee of $75 gives you a full eye exam where prescriptions can be filled in 24 hours. One of the best features is the Blink App which can tell you the prescription strength of your current lenses using a smartphone. Check out how this new technology works and how to get an eye exam after the jump!

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The exam generates results that are sent off to actual medical professionals who can then prescribe lenses if necessary and email you additional information.A Blink exam will lasts about 20 minutes, and prescriptions can be written and sent within 24 hours. The idea was first put to test in 2013, and Blink has been testing the service on hundreds over the past year. If the trial run in New York City goes as planned, Blink expects to widen its presence and open in additional markets. According to Fox News the application is also used to generate red and green beams of light, which are shined on a person’s eyes to measure focusing errors by calculating the difference between the beams on screen and how much a person adjusts them. A third device acts as a stand-in for the phoropter ( that gizmo with all the lenses at the optometrist’s office), helping determine the strength of lenses a person needs. The next time TatWza needs his eyes checked I know what app he will be using. All of this from the palm of your hand means we are definitely in the future.

In the growing sector of smart diagnostics and health monitoring Blink is definitely the fore runner in the mobile eye exam space. All of these new health apps are trying to eliminate the hassle and stress of going to the doctors office. To all the New Yorkers, do you think you are going to use this app? Comment below

Source: TechCrunch