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Virtual exams are the future of eye care

Getting an eye exam can sometimes be an uncomfortable experience. The doctor shines bright lights directly into your corneas and blows air into your eyes. You move from machine to machine putting your chin in a strap where hundreds of chins used to be. And having your eyes dilated is never pleasant.

Heru is trying to change all that.

This new software company offers virtual reality and augmented reality eye exams using a Magic Leap headset. The eye exams were developed at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Miami by ophthalmologists, including Heru founder and CEO Dr. Mohamed Abou Shousha.

Heru’s VP of Innovation, Keith Brock, visited CNET’s offices to give us a demo of the Heru platform. CNET Senior Producer Stephen Beacham tried eye exams and was screened for glaucoma, color blindness and other eye conditions.


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