If you watched Star Trek in the 1980s and 1990s, you probably remember Geordi La Forge. He was blind but made use of a special visor placed over his eyes to see. A similar visor exists today. It is called “eSight”. This incredible technological innovation makes use of virtual reality as well as augmented reality. Specifically, the Geordie la Forge-esque eye visor uses camera screens and processors. Two screens are placed in front of the eyes to display images […]
The headsets from eSight transmit images from a forward-facing camera to small internal screens — one for each eye — in a way that beams the video into the wearer’s peripheral vision. That turns out to be all that some people with limited vision, even legal blindness, need to see things they never could before. That’s because many visual impairments degrade central vision while leaving peripheral vision largely intact. Watch now >>
eSight is releasing a new product on Tuesday that helps blind people see. The glasses, which look similar to a VR headset, work for 4 out of 5 legally blind people and the company already has more than a thousand users.
Recently, CNBC watched a 9-year-old boy try them on and clearly see for the first time. Read more >>
Almost like the VISOR in ‘Star Trek,’ the eSight 3 lets low vision wearers do almost anything, from reading a menu to playing basketball. Read more >>
These high-tech eSight 3 glasses are helping legally blind people see. The visor-like headset uses high-speed, high-definition cameras to capture what the user is looking at.The device uses algorithms to enhance the video feed, and displays the video through eSight 3’s OLED screens in front of the users’ eyes. Read more >>
Recently, Rachael Ray has given individuals with vision loss the ability to see their loved ones. While her cooking is certainly magic, she’s not talented enough to accomplish this feat on her own—she’s purchased an eSight headset.
After seeing Rachel Ray’s videos of this amazing device, I was sold. It helped a man with a degenerative eye condition see his girlfriend for the first time on her show, which prompted the most heartfelt proposal ever. It also allowed two guests […]
Heather Davis maneuvers around her home near Williamsport with fuzzy vision all the time. Heather has been legally blind since she was about 9 years old and prescription eyeglasses aren’t enough.
“It would have to be this close and I still can’t see it,” said Davis.
Jason Kaufman from Selinsgrove is also legally blind, that is, until he puts his eSight glasses on.
“With these, it brings a whole new world to somebody with a visual impairment,” said Kaufman.
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Ben Barnett, right, rode a bike across America in 2016 on a Journey of Hope. Later that year, he spearheaded a 24-hour bike ride to raise funds to replace an eSight reader for professor Joey Arnold, who’d lost his in a devastating house fire. When Barnett’s beloved bike was stolen, Arnold and his family returned the gift, raising funds to purchase a new bike. Today, the pair shares a bond of charity and hope. Read more >>
Williams County and northwest Ohio came together last winter to help legally blind man Ben Murray of Melbern raise funds for a vision-restoring technology called eSight and the community has not stopped giving since.
This year, the area learned of two legally blind young people whose families hoped to purchase the pricey and not-covered eSight as well: Brady Hohl of Wauseon, 9, and Kasandra Romero, 15, of Montpelier. Read more >>