These High-Tech Glasses Help the Visually Impaired See Again

These High-Tech Glasses Help the Visually Impaired See Again

Meet the eSight eyewear, high-tech electronic eyewear for the visually impaired. This life-changing device was developed by an electrical engineer whose mission was to help his two legally blind sisters see. Equipped with a state-of-the-art camera, smart algorithms, and high-resolution screens, this innovation enhances the brain’s “visual information to naturally compensate for gaps in the user’s field of view.”

The way eSight works is that a high-speed, high-resolution 21.5 MP camera captures and then projects real-time footage onto two OLED screens in front of the eyes. Using a handheld trackpad, the user can control color, contrast, focus, brightness, and magnification to optimize the remaining vision. Another vision-boosting feature is the ability to craft and install prescription lenses directly into the unit.

Many age groups can benefit from eSight’s low vision assistive technology – from 4 years old, eSight’s youngest user, to its oldest user who is 101 years old. Numerous eSight users have central vision loss, which is most commonly caused by macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and Stargardt’s disease.

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