How easee’s vision screening can improve the quality of life in elderly people

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With a growing population of elderly people, more resources will be needed to perform ophthalmologic screening especially in vulnerable groups, such as patients receiving home health care or living in nursing homes. This increased pressure on eye care service providers could be reduced with basic eye screening tests, especially when performed by CE certified online eye tests.

Older person holding glasses

Researchers from the University Medical Center in Amsterdam found that depression, anxiety, falls and fractures could all be reduced with the use of vision testing. The researchers found eye problems in 60% of the patients and >20% were referred with an unrecognized ocular condition. This was all made possible through the screening of central and peripheral vision.

Currently, easee collaborates with the researchers to make a digital translation of their screening approach: the iScreen study. The pilot study results will become available shortly, please stay tuned!

Click here to learn more about how basic screening for ocular conditions can contribute to the goal of the joint programme of the WHO and VISION 2020 The Right to Sight, a global initiative to eliminate avoidable blindness.

The iScreen project is funded by ZonMW, please see the research study Online nurse-assisted eye-screening in home healthcare; implementation study and economic evaluation, from an individual, healthcare and socio-political perspective [iSCREEN-study] – ZonMw

Happy elderly couple, the man is wearing glasses

Making eye care accessible to everyone


We have 3 short questions before we can get started.

1. The eye-exam takes about 20 minutes from beginning to end. Is now a good time?

● No lost time traveling or waiting for your appointment. The only minutes spent is on the test itself.

Glad to hear you’re not in a hurry. This will improve the results.

Do you have a smartphone, together with a laptop (or tablet), and 3 meters of space at your disposal?

● Your smartphone will function as a remote, and is also used together with a laptop (or tablet) to perform the online eye-exam.

That’s great! We’re almost good to go. Just one more thing.

Do you have your current eyewear prescription at your fingertips?

● Your prescription powers your eyewear. Our optometrists use your old one as areference for validating your new prescription.

Take the exam now, or save it for later?

Based on experience, we advise you to take your time with the online eye-exam to optimize your results. We can email you a link to proceed whenever you’re ready.

    If you want to do it right now or maybe you are just curious, no problem.


    Great, you’re all set!
    Let’s get started

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