It's Day 4 of #SaveYourVisionWeek & I want to go over some awesome vision technology for people with low vision.
There may come a time in your life or a loved one's life where:
Well if you're like me and tired of getting ink on your eyeballs from trying to read, here are some awesome vision technology you can check out!
The first one is what I personally use:
The Ruby Electronic Magnifier available from Freedom Scientific. I have both the Ruby 7 HD and the Ruby handheld. The display is available in different resolutions and colors. It also has lights so you can read a restaurant menu in a dark restaurant. The camera on this model is adjustable so you can look at something up to 15 feet away, or look at yourself closeup to help apply makeup.
This is a pair of glasses with a small camera and a pack you put in your pocket. Hear any text on any surface that you point at . Recognize familiar faces. Identify supermarket products and more.
Read more about it at OrCam.com
The eSight 3 is a visor with high resolution cameras with adjustments made that allow low vision users to see. There is even new technology that helps with missing peripheral visioin which would help a lot while walking around in public.
For more on this cool visor, check the eSight website.
Contact Lens for AMD This is still in the research stage, but it's a hopeful new technology to help with Age-related Macular Degeneration. They're contact lenses with a tiny telescope to allow the wearer to zoom in or out simply by blinking their left or right eye.
Read this article on it.
While a few of these are high-tech and futuristic and may be out of your budget, here's a place where you can find a lot of low-tech low vision aids for you.
Feel free to send me any questions about Low Vision and Vision Loss.