An Innovative New Assessment Method that Tracks Eye Movement
Most people have their vision tested at some point in their lives, either by a doctor or an optometrist, who use an eye chart located a short distance away. It’s surprising that while there has been tremendous general technological advancement, this testing method has not changed in ages.
Established in 2016, NovaSight is active in eye and vision technologies and is expected to revolutionize eye examination methods and treatments, using sensors that track eye movement. NovaSight has developed a revolutionary device that objectively assesses visual impairments with great precision, requiring no active cooperation on the patient’s part. The company has also developed a unique breakthrough treatment for lazy eye – a condition that ails about 3% of the population and is diagnosed in young children.
The next default treatment for lazy eye
About 3% of the population is diagnosed with a condition known as “lazy eye”. Treatment of this medical problem, which is related to the brain, is obsolete and takes a long time, so many of the patients don’t persist with it, partly because it involves wearing an eye patch throughout the day. This results in a decline in the patient’s vision and self-esteem.
Another disadvantage with eye-patching is that it completely ignores the need to treat both eyes together to be able to enjoy depth perception, which is critical in daily activities, such as driving, catching a ball and going down the stairs, to name a few examples.
The NovaSight treatment for lazy eye is sophisticated and comprehensive and all that is required from the patient is to choose what content to watch on the special device for an hour every day. This is how revolutions begin.
Significant advantages and amazing results
CureSight™ is a progressive development from NovaSight for treating lazy eye, which has already been trialed on 20 children at the Sheba Medical Center, with outstanding trial results that included dramatic improvement in visual acuity and depth perception.
The advantages of CureSight™ as compared to eye-patching:
- Fun treatment that requires the patient to watch their preferred content for one hour a day for an average of four month.
- Dual eye treatment promotes depth perception.
- Smart treatment that manipulates the source of the problem in the brain.
- Very high response to treatment (95% vs. 40% with an eye-patch).
- Treatment progression is tracked and is adapted for the patient in real time.
- Can also treat strabismus (eye deviation/squint) via eye-tracking technology.
Treatment is also suitable for adults
Changing the future of routine eye exams
NovaSight is already changing the way we perform eye assessments throughout Europe and soon in the USA. The company developed a unique device that uses sensors to track eye movement and produce an accurate picture of the patient’s vision.
In contrast to the current assessments, which rely mostly on the examiner’s professionalism and the patient’s cooperation, the EyeSwift® test is objective, accurate and includes results of visual acuity, eye deviation/squint, as well as tests for color blindness, reading skills, contrasts and more. Additionally, because the assessment requires no cooperation from the patient, like reading numbers from a chart or any other type of activity, it’s also the perfect assessment for infants.
EyeSwift® was tested on 146 children in Israel and China and has shown very high precision rates when compared to manual assessments, as well as precise results in diagnosing visual impairments.
The advantages of EyeSwift® vision assessment:
- The test is fast, lasting about a minute.
- Provides a comprehensive diagnosis of many visual impairments beyond visual acuity.
- Accurate, reliable and not reliant upon the examiner’s skills.
- Suitable for children.
- Doesn’t require professional and expensive personnel to operate.