Vivid Vision Home is looking to treat a number of eye disorders with virtual reality at home.
Using virtual reality headsets like the Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, Samsung GearVR, and Google Daydream, the technology available uses games instead of patching to treat amblyopia, strabismus, and convergence disorders.
Its technology is now available through more than 50 eye care clinics, and the company has plans to expand into additional clinics early this year, founder Anish Gupta told attendees at a recent American Academy of Optometry-sponsored press conference.
“We are bringing virtual reality (VR) to vision care, creating powerful tools that help doctors treat their patients more effectively and efficiently than ever before,” Gupta said.
The company began in 2014 by creating a suite for binocular vision disorders, such as amblyopia, strabismus and convergence insufficiency, with Vivid Vision for clinics.
“We treated 2,000 patients in 55 clinics around the world,” he said, “and there are still thousands of patients waiting for treatment.”
With the newly released home version, patients see an eye care professional for an initial evaluation, then they are sent home with Vivid Vision Home, Gupta said.
“They need some hardware at home, and you can track their treatment and response remotely,” he said.
Through collaboration with researchers at the University of California – San Francisco, University of Geneva and the State University of New York, “research has shown improvement in stereoacuity with the use of Vivid Vision,” Gupta said. – by Nancy Hemphill, ELS, FAAO
The company also offers a variety of “interactive and exciting exercises and tests,” for patients.
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