Should we report them, just out of spite?
But yes, this is unbelievable. Though to be fair the “measure your eyesight” apps I’ve found are all bullshit (no one in their right mind would ever call them medical diagnosis, but then maybe that’s exactly why they should be banned) and the “astigmatism” app has such a broken English I can see how it escaped their radar. This is like banning apps like Carb Manager because counting calories should be done by qualified dietitians. So silly I’m finding it almost hard to be mad.
I don’t think it’s possible to modify the terminology too much without compromising quality and user experience. This is a convenience app, it’s supposed to be first and foremost a helper for people trying EM to save them time and energy figuring too many things out. If it becomes less convenient than a measuring tape and a notebook, then there is no point left.
Wouldn’t adding some more explicit disclaimers allow it to pass? Like not medical advice, not diagnosis (I know it’s already said in the app but who knows), etc.