iPhones may assist with eye exams in the future

By WEEK Producer

March 10, 2014 Updated Mar 10, 2014 at 11:02 PM CDT

CALIFORNIA -- One day, doctors may be able to conduct a thorough eye exam with the help of an iPhone.

Researchers and Stanford University Medical Center created an adapter for smartphones that takes high quality images of the front and back of the eye and it is easy to use.

They say it could bring eye care to remote areas, and allow pictures to be stored in electronic medical records.

The adapter has not been approved by the FDA. It costs $90.

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