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.
Spotlight TextThis App is an eBook reader crafted specifically for individuals with vision loss.
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.
Magnifying Glass This is an App that magnifies whatever the viewer is looking at through the camera.
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.
Bemyeyes – is an app allowing 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.
AiriaThis 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.
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.
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
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
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
AMD eye app is a mobile source of information for patients with age related macular degeneration (AMD) who still maintain some reading vision.
Contact Lens Tracke – 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.
URL : https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/contact-lens-tracker/id363853333?mt=8
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.
URL : https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/polaroid-uv-alert/id1007544164?mt=8
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.
URL : https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/air-optix-colors-color-studio/id1051009853?mt=8
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.
URL : https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/visionsim-by-braille-institute/id525114829
Be My Eyes – Lend your eyes to a blind person in need through a live video connection or be assisted by the network of sighted users. Blind or visually impaired users can request help from a sighted volunteer, who will be notified on their phone. As soon as the first sighted user accepts the request for help, a live audio-video connection will be set up between the two parts. The sighted helper can now assist the blind or visually impaired, through the video connection from the blind or visually impaired user’s rear-facing camera. Be My Eyes for Apple devices.
URL : https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/be-my-eyes-helping-blind-see/id905177575?mt=8