Recently, as IPhones become more and more popular and people are donwloading apps like crazy, vision test apps have been popping up in the news. Lens manufacturer Essilor has created one. Since its launch in mid July 2010 it has permanently occupied the number one slot in the Medical App Chart with download figures reaching 366, 000.
These apps have been launched to help us test our vision and provide an entertaining diversion. Generally they consist of several sections including eye exercises and tests. Essilor’s app will even help you find an optician near you. While these apps are not meant to replace regular visits to the optician they are a fun way to learn more about sight and your vision.