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Helpful Eye Apps

Below you will find several phone applications that you may find useful. Users are encouraged to contact their eye care professional if they have questions or concerns. These applications are not intended to provide a diagnosis and all users should visit their eye doctor for a full examination.

To find out more about the app, click on the link to access their respective webpages.

iPhone/iPad Apps:

Eye Emergency Manual is designed for use by all medical, nursing and allied health clinicians in Emergency Departments across New South Wales. It provides a quick and simple guide to recognising important signs and symptoms, and management of common eye emergencies. The app will also be of assistance in triaging patients to appropriate care within the health system. The content within this app was developed by ophthalmic and emergency clinicians of the NSW Agency for Clinical Innovation (ACI).
URL : 
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/eye-emergency-manual/id777216623?mt=8

 
AAPOS Vision Screening App
lets you quickly and easily screen the vision of children and adults beginning at age 3 years with evidence-based LEA Symbols and Sloan Letters. App is based on the basic distance Vision Screening Kit created by the American Association of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus (AAPOS). 

Note: This app is designed for iPads with high resolution retina displays.
URL : 
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/aapos-vision-screening-app/id638908839?mt=8

The Dry Eye OSDI© Questionnaire helps calculate your Ocular Surface Disease Index (OSDI©) score. If you think you may have Chronic Dry Eye, take the OSDI© test in this app and schedule an appointment with your ophthalmologist or optometrist, so you can show them your results.
URL : 
http://www.osdiapp.com 

The Eye Handbook App 

URL : http://www.eyehandbook.com/

Spotlight Text is the first eBook reader crafted specifically for individuals with vision loss. How to get started instructions on www.SpotlightText.com.
URL: 
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/spotlight-text/id887965943?mt=8,

The White Eye Detector app helps parents detect the appearance of white eye in pictures of their children. A white pupil can be a normal photographic effect in pictures (like red eye, but white). White eye can also be a symptom of multiple serious eye diseases such as retinoblastoma, pediatric cataract, and Coats' disease. These diseases are often first detected by parents because the parent notices white eye in pictures of their children. This app will find pictures on your iPhone or iPad that have white eye, and will show you these pictures so that you can inspect them for yourself. 
URL : 
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/white-eye-detector/id904042354?mt=8

Crystalens iClear app, in addition to learning about cataracts, you can take a Visual Acuity Screening, a Color Blindness test and be entertained playing a Picture Hunt game! 
URL : 
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/crystalens-iclear/id395737464?mt=8

EyeNote is an aid for the blind or visually impaired which will read US currency and communicate the denomination of the note back to the user. 
URL : 
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/eyenote/id405336354?mt=8

Use GoodRx to easily compare prices for prescription drugs just like you compare prices for electronics or airline tickets. The app provides prices, coupons and savings tips for more than 6,000 drugs at virtually every pharmacy in the US. 
URL : 
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/goodrx/id485357017?ls=1&mt=8

The Magnifying Glass app magnifies what you are looking at through the camera. This simple Magnifying Glass will magnify anything you want just launch it and point at the item. 
URL : 
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/magnifying-glass-light-digital/id406048120?mt=8

MediSafe is a medication reminder for both you and any linked caretakers or family members. It will remind you when to take your medication and notify you and your caretaker if you miss a dose. 
URL : 
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/magnifying-glass-light-digital/id406048120?mt=8

PseudoChromatic Color Test App provides images that are designed to provide a test which gives a quick assessment of color vision deficiency. Contrary to the name color blind, most color blind people are not blind to color. A more accurate description is color deficient. 
URL : 
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/pseudochromatic-colortest/id375608394?mt=8

Random Eye Chart is a generator for randomized Snellen and Tumbling E charts to offer a rough but useful screen of visual acuity. 
URL : 
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/random-eye-chart/id363010198?mt=8

Vision Test is an app that includes a variety of eye tests including - Visual Acuity, Astigmatism, Duochrome, Colour, Far field vision plus Eye Advice and facts and more. 
URL : 
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/vision-test/id380288414?mt=8

WebMD Pain Coach™ app is a mobile companion to help you through daily health and wellness choices so you can better manage your chronic pain. This app puts you in control of your lifestyle choices so you can review personal patterns to understand triggers, set goals, and easily share progress with your physician. 
URL : 
http://www.webmd.com/webmdpaincoachapp

The AMD eye app is a mobile source of information for patients with age related macular degeneration (AMD) who still maintain some reading vision.

URL: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/amd-eye/id475736262?mt=8

Contact Lens Tracker-  This is a contact lens replacement app that helps you keep track of expiration and replacement dates for contact lenses. It seems simple and straightforward, and the main screen has a very large font, which can help with readability if you haven't put your new lenses in yet. Contact Lens Tracker for Apple devices 

Polaroid UV - During bright days, UV light can reflect off sand, water or snow and cause serious damage to your eyes. This app from Polaroid Eyewear alerts you of the UV index in your current area — reminding you to make sure you and your family members are wearing sunglasses. Polaroid UV for Apple Devices 

Air Optix Colors - Color Studio. This application from Alcon allows you to virtually try on various Air Optix color contact lenses. You can upload your own photo or use a model photo to see the different colors. You can also apply makeup to eyes, lips and face. Air Optix Colors - Color Studio for Apple devices 

VisionSim - The Braille Institute developed this app to let people with healthy vision see what the world looks like to someone with macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, cataracts or other eye diseases. It uses the camera in your device and applies special filters to the scene to simulate the symptoms of the disease. VisionSim for Apple devices 

 


Android Apps:

The Eye Handbook App 

URL :http://www.eyehandbook.com/

Use GoodRx to easily compare prices for prescription drugs just like you compare prices for electronics or airline tickets. The app provides prices, coupons and savings tips for more than 6,000 drugs at virtually every pharmacy in the US. 
URL : 
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.goodrx#?t=W251bGwsMSwyLDEsImNvbS5nb29kcngiXQ

The Magnifying Glass app magnifies what you are looking at through the camera. This simple Magnifying Glass will magnify anything you want just launch it and point at the item. 
URL : 
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.davidparry.magnifying&hl=en

MediSafe is a medication reminder for both you and any linked caretakers or family members. It will remind you when to take your medication and notify you and your caretaker if you miss a dose. 
URL : 
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.medisafe.android.client

The Amsler Grid is a tool for identifying distortion in your visual field. It is a convenient eye test that you can use at home to monitor changes in your vision. It helps to detect many problems early, while they may still be treatable, such as retinal detachments and central serous choroidopathy. It is recommended that individuals with macular degeneration test their eyes with the Amsler Grid daily.

URL: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ossibussoftware.amsler&hl=en

Blue Light Filter - Night Mode, Eye Care

Blue light from your phone and tablet screen is the visible light spectrum (380-550nm) for circadian regulation. According to the scientific studies, exposure to blue light imposes serious threats to retinal neurons and inhibits the secretion of melatonin, a hormone that influences circadian rhythms. It is proven that reducing blue light can greatly improve sleep.

Blue light filter is used to reduce blue light by adjusting the screen to natural color. Shifting your screen to night mode can relieve your eyes strain, and your eyes will feel at ease during night reading. Also blue light filter will protect your eyes and help you sleep easily.

URL: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.eyefilter.nightmode.bluelightfilter

Eye Emergency Manual

This app provides a quick and simple guide to recognizing important signs and symptoms, and management of common eye emergencies. The content within this app was developed by ophthalmic and emergency clinicians of the NSW Agency for Clinical Innovation (ACI).

URL: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=au.gov.nsw.health.aci.eyemanual&hl=en

Eye Test - Eye Exam

Check for common eye problems like near or farsightedness and much more in the comfort of your own home

URL: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.eyeexamtest.eyetests&hl=en

iReadThis app is for any Android phone with a light and camera function. It will allow you to use your phone to read when you forget your reading glasses, such as when at a restaurant. You can turn on the light for low light situations, which allows the phone to focus better!

URL - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.iRead&hl=en

Med Minder - This is another medication reminder that works for eye drops, glaucoma drug doses and other medicines you're taking. It includes prescription refill reminders, too. Take the time to read the full description of this app, to avoid conflicts with other alarms you may have set on your smartphone.

Med Minder for Android 

 

ColorBlind Helper - This app identifies colors for people with color deficiencies. You take a photo of an object or scene, then touch a point in the picture, and the app will display the color name, RGB composition or hexadecimal code of the point you touched. The database had about 1,500 color names when we last checked.

ColorBlind Helper for Android 

 

Eye Color Studio - If you're thinking about getting colored contacts, or even theatrical contact lenses, this is a great app to try. You upload your photo, then click on different eye colors and effects to "try them on."

Eye Color Studio for Android