Below you will find a collection of smart phone and tablet 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.

Smart Phone and Tablet Apps:

Please note: not all apps are available on all devices.

Spotlight Text

This app is an eBook reader crafted specifically for individuals with vision loss.

Only Available on Apple iPad:

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EyeNote

This app is an aid for the blind or visually impaired that reads US currency and communicates the denomination of the note back to the user.

Only Available on Apple Devices:

Click Here to Download


Magnifying Glass

This is an app that magnifies whatever the viewer is looking at through the camera.

Only Available on Apple Devices:

Click Here to Download


EyeDropAlarm

This medication reminder app is easy to set up, requires no login and offers an extensive list of eye drops in its database.  EyeDropAlarm is helpful for people with glaucoma, dry eyes, allergies, as well as those who recently had an eye surgery requiring eye drops post-operatively.

Available on both Apple and Android Devices:

Click Here to Download


Seeing AI

Seeing AI is an app that can recognize and speak text detected by the smartphone camera, either in tiny snatches or full pages. It can read bar codes on grocery and other product labels, state the product name, as well as nutrition labeling, and cooking instructions. Al can name the color of clothing and other items held in front of the camera, and recognize and read cursive handwriting.

Only Available on Apple Devices:

Click Here to Download


Be My Eyes

This app allows low vision individuals to be more independent by giving you access to a network of sighted volunteers. By the tap of a button, users can get connected to a sighted volunteer, who is ready to provide visual assistance for the task at hand. Assistance can be requested any time of the day, from anywhere, and it will always be free.

Available on Apple and Android Devices:

Click Here for Download Instructions


Airia

This app uses Horizon Smart Glasses, which are eyeglasses with a built-in camera, to basically put a human assistant into an unsighted person’s ear by beaming live-streaming footage from the glasses’ camera to the company’s agents who can then give audio instructions to the end user.

Available on Apple and Android Devices:

Click Here for Download Instructions


The Dry Eye OSDI© Questionnaire

This app 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.

Only Available on Apple Devices:

Click Here to Download


White Eye Detector

This 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.

Available on Apple and Android Devices:

Click Here to Download on an Apple Device

Click Here to Download on an Android Device


GoodRx

This app allows users 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.

Available on Apple and Android Devices:

Click Here to Download on an Apple Device

Click Here to Download on an Android Device


MediSafe

This app 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.

Available on Apple and Android Devices:

Click Here to Download on an Apple Device

Click Here to Download on an Android Device


Verana Vision Test

This free app was developed by ophthalmologists and  enables you to detect changes in your vision over time. Test results are recorded in the app and can be shared with your physician with the click of a button. This app features a home vision check, visual acuity testing and an Amlser grid test.

Only Available on Apple Devices:

Click Here to Download on an Apple Device


PseudoChromatic Color Test

This 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.

Available on Apple and Android Devices:

Click Here to Download on an Apple Device

Click Here to Download on an Android Device


Eye Chart HD – Screen Vision

This app is a generator for randomized Snellen and Tumbling E charts to offer a rough but useful screen of visual acuity.

Only available on Apple Devices:

Click Here to Download


WebMD

This app is a mobile companion to help you through daily health and wellness choices. Check your symptoms, access drug & treatment information and more 24/7 from the most trusted brand in health information.

Available on Apple and Android Devices:

Click here for Download Instructions


AMD_eye

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

Available on Apple and Android Devices:

Click Here to Download on an Apple Device

Click Here to Download in an Android Device


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.

Only Available on Apple Devices:

Click Here to Download