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VisionQuest 20/20

Ophthalmological technology has made leaps and bounds in recent years, but screening children for vision problems still hasn't advanced beyond the eye-chart stage. VisionQuest 20/20, a nonprofit organization founded by Dr. James W. O'Neil and engineer Richard S. Tirendi, is looking to change that by introducing a new product called EyeSpy 20/20.

The product is a computer program that assesses children's vision while they play a video game. It tests for eye misalignment, cataracts, nearsightedness, astigmatism and more. It also tests for amblyopia, better known as "lazy eye," a condition that can lead to permanent blindness if it goes untreated.


Photo: VisionQuest 20/20