Apps List: Medicine & Vision Science

These mobile applications are designed to make resources more accessible to professionals practicing in the field.  They also work really well as study materials while you are waiting on a bus or a plane.  Keep in mind that apps designed for iPhones can generally be viewed on iPads as well.  This collection of apps was compiled with the help of two Web sites:


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 App  Developer  Description  iPhone iPad Android
Vision Science
Eye Handbook Cloud Nine Development, LLC Combines many resources into 1 app.  A must have! Free  Free Free
Eyetube Bryn Mawr Communications, LLC Has over 3,000 online ophthalmology-related surgical videos. Free Free
IOL Calculator Hydrogen 32 Find the correct lens for cataract patients.  $9.99
OCT Browser University of Pittsburgh Directly manipulates OCT images. Free Free
Ophthalmology Dr. Ahmad Apps Shows images of eye disorders, ophthalmology quizzes. Free
Opticalc Contact Lens Calculator Optical Directions Consulting This app will help improve fitting skills when prescribing soft contact lenses. $3.99 $3.99
Optics Clinical Calculator Evan Schoenberg Helps to prescribe lenses. $4.99
Sight Selector Lite Patient Education Concepts, Inc. A way for eye care professionals to educate patients about certain eye conditions & diseases. Free Free
UV Protection The Vision Care Institute An app designed to help patients better understand the risks of sun exposure and how to better protect themselves. Free
Wills Eye Manual Skyscape Digital app version of the print book. $79.99  $89.95
 Vision Tests
Eye Care Plus Healthcare4mobile An eye exam and vision training app, highly rated Free
Eye Chart Pro Dok, LLC Visual acuity exam that can be randomized. Free
Eye Test Bokan Technologies Tests include color vision, illusion, Snellen chart, etc. $0.99
EyeXam Global Eye Ventures Vision screening tests Free Free
Pseudo Chromatic Color Test Cassiopeia Information Technologies Free color tests. Free Free
SightBook DigiSight Technologies Tests for acuity, contrast, & color blindness. Free
Vision Simulator for OPTOMETRY JUMPSTART Eyemaginations, Inc. Helps explain 8 different eye diseases. Free
Vision Test 3 Sided Cube Ranked #1 Medical App of 2010; includes tests for visual acuity, astigmatism, etc. Free Free
 Drug Reference
Drugs & Medications Kavapoint, LLC Contains 6,000 drugs, names from other countries. No Internet required. No pictures. $0.99 $0.99
Epocrates Plus Epocrates Search for drug, disease, or diagnostic information. Free Free
Micromedex Drug Info Thomson Reuters (Healthcare) Inc. Contains information for different types of medication. $2.99 $2.99 $2.99
 Medical Translators
Canopy Medical Translator Canopy Apps Medical Translator app that shows written phrases and also translates with audio. Includes 4,000+ medical phrases. Free Free Free
Google Translate Google 23 different languages. Free Free Free
ICD 10 (with 2013 CM & PCS) TVN 2013 updates. $0.99
ICD 10 Consult 2016 Free Evan Schoenberg Highly rated; includes search and ICD 9 conversion. Free Free
MediBabble NiteFloat, Inc. Spanish, Cantonese, Mandarin, Russian, & Haitian Creole. Free
Anatomy Lite Alterme Inc. Allows users to add their own drawings. $2.99 $2.99
Brain and Nervous System Pro III (Nova series), LLC Interactive map of the brain with sectional views; can add custom labels. $9.99
FINR Brain Atlas Florida Institute for Neurologic Rehabilitation, Inc. 3D model including structures & their functions and how related injuries affect them. $1.99 $1.99
Netter’s Anatomy Atlas Elsevier, Inc. Colorful diagrams of the head & face. Free
Neurology pocketcards Borm Bruckmeier Publishing, LLC The BB suite includes other medical subjects for additional costs. $9.99 $9.99 $4.99
Visible Body for Human Anatomy Atlas 2 Visible Body Interactive visual representations of the body with 2.500 structures. $24.99 $29.99 $24.99
 General Medicine
Eponyms (for students) Pascal Pfiffner 1,700 medical eponyms. Free Free
Lab Values Pierre Robinson Debut 200 normal lab values. Available in English, Spanish, French, & German. $0.99 $0.99 $0.99
Medical Lab Tests Medicon Apps Helps interpret lab results. $2.99 $2.99
 Evidence-Based Medicine
Medicine Toolkit Beacon Mobile. Developed for Harvard medical students. Includes “Bayes at the Bedside” & “Pocket Evidence” for teaching articles. $4.99 $4.99
Skyscape Medical Resources Skyscape Multiple resources in 1 app: calculators, key clinical & drug information. Require free account sign up. Free Free Free
 Journals & Reference Searches
MedScape WebMD Includes reference items & news. Requires free account sign up. Free Free Free
NEJM This Week The New England Journal of Medicine Weekly edition of online first articles & tables of contents previews. Free Free
Ophthalmology: The Official Journal of the AAO Elsevier, Inc. Official journal of the American Academy of Ophthalmology which publishes peer reviewed articles, clinical studies, & basic research. Free Free Free
Optometry and Vision Science Wolters Kluwer Health Lippincott Williams and Wilkins Official journal of the American Academy of Optometry. Has full text articles, videos, & images. Can share via email & social media. Free
Optometry Times Advanstar Communications, Inc. Optometry Times is an optometry-driven publication that disseminates news of a clinical, socioeconomic, political and practice management nature in a timely manner. Free Free Free
Retina: The Journal of Retinal and Vitreous Diseases Wolters Kluwer Health Lippincott Williams and Wilkins Access to Retina, full text articles, multimedia, & images. Free
WikiPanion Robert Chin Access Wikipedia with extra features like search history, bookmarks, & tables of contents. Free Free
 PDF Organizers & Note Taking Apps
Evernote Evernote Allows syncing to documents on other devices & computers. Can add images & voice memos. Free Free Free
Genius Scan The Grizzly Labs Quickly scan your documents on the go with your phone camera and export them as JPEG or multi-page PDF files. Free Free Free
GoodReader Good.i.Ware Ltd. Can annotate on PDF. Can sync to Dropbox, SkyDrive, & compatible with Microsoft Office & iWork. $4.99 $4.99
iAnnotate PDF Branchfire, Inc. Read & annotate directly on PDFs. Can sync to Dropbox, Google Drive, & iTunes. $9.99
Microsoft OneNote Microsoft Note-taking app.  Allows syncing with other devices & computers.  Can work in conjunction with other Microsoft Office products. Free Free  Free
Notability–Take Notes & Annotate PDFs with Dropbox & Google Drive Sync Ginger Lab Create handwritten notes & annotate directly on PDFs. Can sync to Dropbox or Google Drive. $5.99
Noteshelf Ramki Handwriting note app. Allows emailing, tweeting, & Dropbox notes as PDFs or images. $7.99
Papers Designed specifically for organizing scientific journal articles. Syncs with Mac. Free Free
PDF Expert Readdle Read, annotate, draw, or fill in PDF forms & documents. $9.99 $9.99
Xodo PDF Reader & Editor Xodo Technologies Read, Annotate, sign, and share PDFs. Free

List currently maintained by Scott Johnson, M.B. Ketchum Memorial Library, Marshall B. Ketchum University. Initially developed by Annie Erdmann, The New England College of Optometry.




Last Updated:  4/17/2017