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Tech Devices for Low Vision, Macular Degeneration

There are many people suffering from eye diseases related to Low Vision such as Macular Degeneration, Diabetic Retinopathy, Retinitis Pigmentosa, Stargardt’s, or Glaucoma. Often, classic devices such as telescopes, are not enough to allow the patient to see clearly again. Below is a number of the latest tech in Low Vision aids to come to the market that we are offering clients in Southern Illinois that are helping those with Low Vision regain their independence.

Iris Vision

IrisVision is an FDA registered Class-I medical device that is redefining low vision aids. Its combination of revolutionary state-of the art virtual reality technology from Samsung and innovative custom software, developed in collaboration with the nation’s leading experts at the Johns Hopkins optical clinic, reduces hardware costs and provides an intuitive, customizable, and easy to use low vision aid – at a fraction of the cost of traditional magnifiers and products for the visually impaired.

With IrisVision’s powerful magnification capabilities, low vision patients can see the faces of loved ones, watch television, read books, and take back their independence, all without bulky and expensive magnifiers and magnifying lamps.

One of the many remarkable things about IrisVision is that the heart of the system is a smartphone much like people carry every day. The IrisVision phone boasts a 12 megapixel camera, a powerful state-of-the-art Snapdragon processor, and a brilliant, crisp, high-resolution display, all mounted in a light-weight headset.

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OrCam MyEye 1 is a breakthrough wearable artificial vision device designed to assist people who are blind, visually impaired, or have a reading disability. The intuitive, lightweight smart camera instantly and discreetly reads printed and digital text aloud – from any surface – and recognizes faces, products, and money notes, all in real time.

The mini-camera is simply clipped onto a pair of glasses and can be activated by looking or pointing at items. Most alternative visual and reading aids depend on cumbersome equipment that works only in controlled circumstances. Software apps are also available, yet they provide limited usage on smartphones. OrCam can be used – at home, in the office, at school, in a grocery store, on a street, in a restaurant, on the airplane – everywhere!

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