In response to the need for in-office and in-home tools for telemedicine during and beyond COVID-19, GoCheck launches the first clinically valid app-based visual acuity test.
NASHVILLE, TN (Oct. 27, 2020) – GoCheck, creator of GoCheck Kids, announced the launch of GoCheck Vision, a clinically valid app-based visual acuity test for in-office, telemedicine and home use.
Due to the overwhelming need for accurate vision testing via telemedicine, GoCheck is releasing a downloadable, easy-to-use visual acuity app for use at home prior to visits and for more time-efficient in-office testing. The app employs the gold standard for testing methodology and follows logic protocols well accepted by ophthalmology.
In addition to the downloadable visual acuity testing app, all GoCheck Kids users will automatically receive access to the test on their GoCheck Kids device as a part of their subscription, beginning October 15.
Patients will be directed to the visual acuity screening by their physician, download the app and perform the test at home. The test begins with a few brief instructions and questions, including name, age and whether or not the patient is wearing glasses or contacts during testing. The test takes less than one minute per eye, and the results are shared with the patient’s physician who will review the results and discuss them with the patient.
“GoCheck Vision speeds up our vision assessment workflow allowing our providers to be more efficient with patients and increase our clinic’s patient volume thanks to the time savings,” said Michele Mathews, Richeson Drive Pediatrics. “The app is easy to use and helps meet the AAP’s standard of care in vision testing.”
The testing logic leverages best-practice, clinically valid acuity testing methodologies. With the addition of the home visual acuity test, GoCheck is the only vision screening system that meets the American Academy of Pediatrics’ guidelines for vision assessment from 12 months to adulthood, by offering photoscreening and visual acuity in one platform.
“The GoCheck team has been working around the clock to develop, test and launch a new product that meets the needs of our evolving healthcare system,” said GoCheck CEO Kevon Saber. “What’s missing are tools the patient can use at home to provide critical results about their wellbeing, and the clinician can interrupt to determine if a patient needs medical intervention. Our first product, GoCheck Kids, has screened nearly two million children and helped protect them from vision impairments, now with GoCheck Vision, we have the total vision screening solution that everyone of every age can benefit from.”
GoCheck is the creator of GoCheck Kids and GoCheck Vision. GoCheck Kids serves over 6,500 pediatric teams in their quest to prevent vision impairment via a smartphone-based photoscreener that meets pediatric and ophthalmic standards of care. GoCheck Kids is FDA-registered and CE certified. GoCheck Vision is the first clinically valid app-based visual acuity test for in-office, home and telemedicine use. GoCheck is backed by Interwest Partners, FCA Venture Partners, Mucker Capital, Sovereign’s Capital and Marc Benioff (Salesforce founder/CEO).
Andrew Young, Senior Manager of Marketing & Communications