Tag - eSight

Gentex announces partnership to develop next-gen digital eyewear

Gentex is most widely known for its work in the automotive industry, but last week, the company announced a new partnership to develop and manufacture the next generation of eyewear. Gentex is partnering with eSight, a leading provider of vision enhancement technology, to create “mobile electronic” eyewear, designed to help people living with visual impairments. The all-in-one medical device improves functional vision for people with more than 20 different eye conditions, often allowing users to reach 20/20 vision. eSight, […]

eSight Announces Partnership with Technology Firm Gentex Corporation to Create Next Generation Digital Eyewear

Leading vision-enhancement platform, eSight, today announces a strategic partnership with Gentex, a long-time supplier of electro-optical products for the global automotive, aerospace and fire protection industries, to create the next generation of assistive wearable technology for those with degenerative eyes diseases causing visual impairment. Read more >>

Legally blind Canadian using electronic glasses to develop more accessible apps

…Through the Canadian National Institute for Blindness’ (CNIB) scholarship program, Pope has been awarded the eSight 4, a wearable medical device developed by Toronto-based eSight. The organization was founded in 2006 by Canadian electrical engineer Conrad Lewis, who wanted to develop technologies that could aid his two legally blind sisters. Read more >>

Disruptive tech for vision-impaired: Gregory Ogorek, COO & president of eSight

Vision impairment and blindness caused by diseases such as glaucoma and age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a concern and potential threat to the economy for Asia, as the population is rapidly aging. eSight, a Canadian startup providing wearable devices to help restore or enhance the vision of people with low vision, is planning to expand to Asia by leveraging Taiwan as a platform for R&D and manufacturing for the region. Read more >>

Man Visually Impaired for 17 Years Sees Girlfriend for the First Time and Proposes to Her

Brittney Reed and her boyfriend Hunter Tribe looking into each other’s eyes while he is wearing eSight glasses. Tribe has a degenerative eye condition called Stargardt’s disease. This leads to near-total blindness where they can still see peripherally, but this sight is still hazy. This clueless boyfriend had no idea that his partner had written into the “”Rachael Ray”” show, which habitually helps those struggling with eyesight issues. She asked if they could help Tribe see with a pair […]

The donation of sight

North Country Association for the Visually Impaired Executive Director Amy Kretser tries on a pair of Tina Leonard’s eSight glasses on Nov. 18. Leonard, a Lake Placid real estate broker who died in September at the age of 63, used the $10,000 glasses for a short time until she lost all of her sight. Kretser isn’t sure exactly how the eSight glasses will be used. Perhaps they will be a “demo” model for people who are visually impaired to […]

eSight Certified as a Great Place to Work® for Second Year in a Row

Leading vision-enhancement platform, eSight, today announces it has once again been certified as a Great Place to Work® after a thorough and independent analysis conducted by Great Place to Work® Institute Canada. “Employees at eSight show up every day dedicated and inspired to change lives. The passion exuded by each and every team member is clear, and we are honoured to have been certified as a Great Place to Work® for the second year running,” said eSight CEO, Robert […]

Medical assistance device to debut at AAO – Toronto-based eSight to unveil 4 Vision which assists patients with low vison

Leading vision enhancement platform, eSight, announces that it is holding demonstrations of its newest medical device, eSight 4, for the first time at the American Academy of Optometry Conference in Boston this November. The wearable assistive technology allows people living with low vision and/or legal blindness to stay on the go while performing tasks of daily living, such as cooking, reading and commuting. The all-in-one head-mounted medical device improves visual acuity up to 20/20 for more than 20 different […]