Health & Environment
The main goal of The Vision Guard is to detect vision problems much accurately. This includes the initial tests to detect eye diseases, which could be done without channeling a doctor. The Vision Guard provides the capability of detecting seven vision problems: Astigmatism, Color Blindness, Depth Perception, Macular Degeneration, Contrast Sensitivity, Visual Acuity and Strabismus accurately based on standard methodologies and technologies in a user friendly manner.Macular Degeneration is detected using the Amsler grid test. Testing for the Depth Perception status is done using 3D images. Astigmatism will be tested using the help of a chart and a dial. In order to detect the Contrast Sensitivity of the user, this application uses images with different contrast levels. To detect Color Blindness of the users, the proposed application uses Ishihara test.
It also includes training exercise for vision problems which are recommended by ophthalmologists. It allows users to diagnose their vision impairments at an early stage so that they can be treated quickly before it becomes critical. The Symptom Checker is another additional feature which provides a list of symptoms to be selected by the user and then the application will provide a list of eye diseases with details that the user might be suffering from. This application is available in three different languages which are English, Sinhala and Tamil.
A unique approach to early intervention in detecting visual impairment from the age of three onward, through gaming techniques to address critical seven tests, which would enable parents to detect and address visual impairments before they can become critical.
This app addresses seven vision problems such as: Astigmatism, Colour Blindness, Depth Perception, Macular Degeneration, Contrast Sensitivity, Visual Acuity and Strabismus accurately based on standard methodologies and technologies. The user interface is friendly and intuitive with a database to search for nearest ophthalmologist for expert advice and support. Vision Guard is one of the most holistic applications that provides a complete solution to this area. It is an application which one hopes will be a standard app that is in the hands of every health worker across Asia.
Producer : D. I. De Silva ,G. M. T. K. D. S. Suriyawansa, L. N. C. Perera , P. B. Ratnayaka , R. S. Somarathne , F. U. Z. Musaffer