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CNIB Institute for the Blind to provide users with a way of experiencing vision problems through four eye diseases: cataracts, diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma and age-related macular degeneration​. The app allows users to experience the world through the eyes of people experiencing eye diseases. It uses the device's camera and applies the vision filter for each eye disease on top of it. A control is provided to adjust the intensity of the selected eye disease. ZEISS The CNIB says the intention for developing the app was to allow users to develop a deeper understanding about the four eye diseases. The ZEISS Digital Eye Strain Test is an app that allows users to find out how well their eyes are geared to the challenges of modern life. Developed by ZEISS, the app switches the user’s focus from a smartphone to a distance of 20 feet and vice-versa in order to precisely measure the strain on the eyes. VE MONEY READER VE Money Reader, developed by Virtual Eye, is a free and offline money-recognizing app for the blind and visually impaired. Released earlier this year, it allows the user to point their device’s camera to the currency note. The app will automatically detect the note and provide audio feedback to the user. The app recognizes the currency of several countries, including Canada. 24 EYE FOCUS | August 2018