30 Oct The FDA Validates EyeQ Eye-Tracking Technology
Recently, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) officially issued 510(k) clearance to the EyeQ eye-tracking technology created by Maryland-based RightEye. The advanced vision tests are designed to offer a higher level of diagnostic accuracy than ever before possible, and patients who have used the system are already benefiting from the innovative technology. With the recent validation issued by the FDA, even more patients can confidently opt for EyeQ vision testing and therapy, and enjoy the myriad benefits that come with precise analysis of their eye health and movement.
How EyeQ Works
RightEye developed their eye-tracking technology to bridge a significant gap in the traditional diagnosis and treatment of conditions related to poor vision quality. For instance, aside from a stationary examination, eye experts largely relied on analog vision tests and patients’ answers on long questionnaires to gauge any changes in their eye health. Instead, the EyeQ software is designed to track eye movements during certain tasks and over certain periods of time. Through pre-programmed games and puzzles, the software guides and track eye movement to determine changes in vision quality metrics or eye problems that may be misdiagnosed as other conditions or injuries.
Why It’s Important
The drawback to inaccurate eye health diagnoses is that some complex eye problems can often be misdiagnosed as cognitive and/or comprehension problems. For instance, vision problems that make it hard for children to concentrate on a blackboard or a textbook can often be misinterpreted as ADHD. What seems like declining reading comprehension – which could be a sign of brain injury – is often related to similar vision problems. EyeQ’s eye-tracking solution offers a more comprehensive way to determine how a patient’s eyes function and whether or not they may be the true underlying cause of a patient’s symptoms.
Ask if EyeQ Is Right for You
For patients who’ve already benefited, the results of the EyeQ eye-tracking program speak for themselves. However, the official endorsement by the FDA helps patients feel more confident in utilizing the advanced technology for the first time. For more information, or to schedule an eye exam with us, call Kirkwood Eye Center in Southlake, TX, today at (817) 416-2010.