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Google Impact Challenge Australia: An eyesight self-assessment system for remote communities

Vision@Home is an innovative and simple system, using a webcam and the internet, that will bring online vision testing to people’s homes in rural and remote communities.

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Elderly male patient

Majority of vision disorders are preventable in Australia

Vision disorders cost Australia between $11-12 billion in 2015.

Approximately 600,000 Australians live with vision impairment and at least half of these cases were either preventable or treatable.

There is a lack of access to eye care services at doctors’ offices in regional, remote and Aboriginal communities.


Leadership Team


Professor Mingguang He


Professor Mingguang He MD PhD FRANZCO
Principal Investigator, CERA
Ophthalmic Epidemiology, University of Melbourne





Dr William Yan MBBS
Project Leader
PhD student, University of Melbourne





Assistant Professor Robert Chang MD
Project Advisor
Stanford University


Vision@Home will allow Australians to test their eyesight without leaving their homes

Feature recognition technology to detect standard size objects

Calculate testing distance Interactive online visual acuity chart

Vision@Home – simple, smart and easy to use

Old indigenous couple

Bringing eye-testing to remote and rural communities


CERA needs your support!

With your vote, we can bring vision testing to rural, elderly and mobility-affected Australians to test their eye sight without leaving their local communities.

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