By: Nancy Hemphill, ELS, FAAO
The FDA announced that it cleared the Visibly Digital Acuity Product, a web-based, self-guided software application for testing visual acuity at home.
The technology, which the FDA cleared on Aug. 12, is intended for use by adults between 22 and 40 years old for evaluation with or without correction, the agency stated on its website.
The results obtained through the testing are meant to be “supportive recommendations” that an eye care provider will use in conjunction with the patient’s medical history and profile, prior corrective prescriptions, and subjective vision data, according to the FDA.
“This device does not provide screening or diagnosis of eye health or other disease and does not replace an eye health exam with a licensed provider,” the agency stated.
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