Tag - eSight

Legally blind Leafs’ fan sees Friday’s game with eSight4 glasses

Eric MacDonald, 78, a father of four from Halifax was in town to watch his beloved Toronto Maple Leafs play the Boston Bruins with his grandson Mathew Smith. MacDonald has COPD and suffers from diminished vision. A charity “We Are Young” heard about his predicament and partnered with eSight to grant his wish to attend a Leafs game with an eSight 4 device – a high-def, high-speed camera, two OLED screens allowing him to actually see it. in Toronto […]

6 Things To Know About eSight Technology

Vision impairment is among the most common disorders people face around the world. It may not be fatal, but it has a massive impact on the daily lives of those suffering from it. On the bright side, 80% of vision impairments are curable and preventable, but this also means the small 20% is permanent, and those suffering from it must bear with the impairment for the rest of their lives. But if you’ve been keeping up with the news, […]

eSight and Be My Eyes Announce Winner of their eSight 4 Sweepstakes

Leading vision-enhancement platform, eSight, and Be My Eyes, a community-based virtual assistance platform, today announce the recipient of their eSight 4 device sweepstakes. College student Shana Newton of Eugene, Oregon, can now go back to class unimpeded by her visual acuity after being selected as a winner in Be My Eyes’ drawing for eSight’s life-changing eyewear. When Be My Eyes contacted Newton about her awarded unit, eSight engaged Shana via the eSight TeleHealth Program to coach her on the […]

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 […]