Boots Opticians has created an eye care app to help you understand the importance of looking after your vision and eye health. The app is not designed to replace your routine check-up by an optometrist, but will explain and demonstrate some of the checks involved in a professional eye examination.
The Eye Test by Boots Opticians app includes four easy-to-use eye checks that can be completed in minutes. Results are presented in a pass/fail or percentage format rating for both the left and right eye.
Key features include:
- 4 individual checks:
->Visual acuity – testing the clearness of your vision and ability to distinguish object details and shapes
->Astigmatism – testing for a condition which causes blurred vision
->Duochrome – testing your eyes’ ability to focus using a colour chart
->Colour – testing for colour weaknesses in your eyes
- Recommendations according to your results
- A set of three questions to help further assess the health of your eyes
- Eye health advice
- Boots Opticians finder to allow you to locate your nearest Boots Opticians where a full professional examination can be given
The Eye Test by Boots Opticians app is designed to make you aware of the importance of looking after your eye health, not as a replacement for professional eye examinations. An annual sight test is recommended for children up to the age of 16 and those over 60, and at least every two years for all other adults.
We've fixed a few small issues with the eye tests to ensure that you get the best and most accurate experience.
Ratings and Reviews
Could be better
Even though I am already a person who wears glasses on a daily basis , I decided to see what this app had to say about my eyes. After taking the various tests supplied , I have to admit that Boots done a excellent job at them . Unfortunately , when I went to see my scores , I got kicked out the app (this was not because Im not on the right update or my device is too old) I'm afraid to say this wasn't the first time the app had kicked me out! Other than that minor issue , I think this app is good and everybody should give it a go.
App hasn’t worked in months!
I used this app a few times & found it to be ok. Out of the blue, around six months ago, the app stopped working.
Upon opening the app, all you get is a plain white screen with the Boots Optician logo at the top of the screen. That’s it. Nothing else happens!
No options to select, nothing you can press, the app is nothing but a waste of space.
I was hoping after today’s update (10th April 2018) that this app may work once again. Nope. Exactly the same as it’s been for months. It’s now time to delete this app.
Should have gone to Specsavers!
Highlighting the importance if eye health
This is a good idea simply because it gets people thinking about theirs eye health. It clearly says that these tests are not accurate or a replacement eye test. EVERYBODY should have a test every two years. Boots are highlighting this facts. But of course, since they are a business at the end of the day, like EVERY opticians, it is also an advertisement. What do you expect?! Boots obviously want to make money. But it is genuinely a healthcare service too!!!Some people just like a good moan don't they. Optometrists are professionals. If u do not need glasses they WOULD NEVER advise you to have them. it is a health check too. Diabetes, cholesterol, high blood pressure, problems in the brain and so many more can be detected by an optometrist at an eye test.
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.