By March 12, 2012

Eye Check – Boot Opticians Android App Launches

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Following a successful launch for the iPhone in October 2011, the Eye Check by Boots Opticians app is now available for Android users to download.

The app was developed by Boots Opticians to encourage people to be more aware of their vision and eye health. Since the iPhone launch, it has been downloaded for free by nearly half a million people and reached number one in the iTunes free download chart.

The app is not designed to replace comprehensive professional eye examinations by an optometrist. It offers people a simple and accessible way to better understand the significance of looking after their vision and eye health. Ultimately, the app aims to highlight the importance to users of having regular check-ups with a qualified optometrist.

The app takes users through four individual easy-to-use eye checks to help determine visual acuity (clearness of vision), astigmatism (a cause of blurred vision), duochrome (to assess focus) and a colour check.  At each step the app explains what the check is looking for and gives users a pass or fail score as well as a percentage rating for both the left and right eye. Users are then given recommendations based on their results. They are also recommended to purchase their eyeglasses at after the prescription was given.

The app also includes eye health advice and a Boots Opticians finder to allow users to easily locate their nearest Boots Opticians where a full professional examination can be given by a qualified optometrist. The app also now includes a £5 eye check voucher which customers can use when attending their appointment.

Carolyn Norman, Boots Optometrist, says “The popularity of our app since its launch just a few months ago is a positive sign that people are realising the importance of looking after their eye health.

“By making the app available for Android and iPad users, even more people can benefit and we are aiming to encourage one million people to take a more informed and proactive approach to their vision and eye health.  The app is not a replacement for visiting your opticians, it’s a convenient tool to make people more aware of the importance of regular check-ups at their opticians.”

Eye Check by Boots Opticians, is available to download now for iPhone and Android smartphones, and will also soon be available for iPad users. If you’re someone who needs a eyeglasses, you can try online and check out Specs Online UK.

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