This article is based on an article from the Japanese edition of Engadget and was created using the translation tool Deepl.
On July 27, Visionary Holdings, a company that operates the eyeglass chain Meganesuper, launched a service that allows users to have their eyesight tested without having to go to a store.
The remote vision testing system sends a special miniature vision screening kit to a pre-designated home address and allows users to measure their vision with the assistance of a dedicated concierge.
The shipment includes a reflex (a haptic refractometer), a lens meter (a device to measure the lens power of your current glasses), a phoropter (a subjective refractometer), and a smartphone with special software installed and a printer.
Zoom is used to support the vision test and allows the user to order lenses from various manufacturers on the spot based on the data from the self-measurement. The test takes about 60 minutes, including equipment setup and instructions. In addition to vision testing, support is also provided for frame selection and ordering.
Visionary Holdings had been offering an "at-home concierge" service for glasses and contact lenses over the phone, chat rooms, and Zoom, but as the service could only handle naked eye vision (distance) and corrected vision (bifocals), the company was unable to create glasses that detected new powers.
"The remote vision testing system we introduced this time made it possible for us to perform highly accurate self-measuring of vision from any time and place, completely eliminating the need to visit the store or go to the doctor's office," said the company. "It also meets the needs of those who wish to avoid going out due to the coronavirus disaster."
The fee is 4,000 yen (excluding tax), which includes round-trip shipping and staff support.
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