The eye test, consisting of an objective and subjective refraction, is the core competency of any healthcare professional working in optical retail / optometry. A full online eye test that fulfils legal, regulatory and optometric requirements is not in sight. Yet it is conceivable that the objective part of the process conducted with a so-called auto refractor can be digitised in the near future. Fielmann Ventures works closely with R&D departments of other companies and with leading scientists to create an automatic and device agnostic online eye test. Our first patent was submitted in January 2019. Further patents will be filed soon.