Pete has been working with some folks at the MIT Media Lab, in particular the Camera Culture Group of Ramesh Raskar. Using the display on the smart phone, and some pinholes and plastics, you can interact with the phone and measure your prescription and astigmatism. Link to project description at MIT Media Lab
There is a new start-up spin off company called Eye-Netra, that can be found here.
Here’s Pete demonstrating the clumsy kit that Eye Netra will replace: