New technology developed at the University of Auckland will make current eye tests redundant, the New Zealand Herald reports.
The invention involves a camera that reads tiny, involuntary movements of the eye. The technology's creators say it can help identify vision problems that can lead to learning difficulties in young children.
Adam Podmore is CEO of Objective Acuity, a start-up company spun out the University of Auckland. He hopes the invention will be used by eye specialists around the world: "It addresses an unmet need, particularly in children; it's estimated one in five children have visual problems that are undetected and 80 per cent of learning happens through their eyes up to the age of 12."
Identifying vision problems in babies and toddlers is difficult. The new technology doesn't require children to read a chart or identify pictures.
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