Customer Stories2019-05-17T18:09:06+00:00

Customer Stories

IrisVision is changing the lives of hundreds of Low Vision Patients
across the US. Here are some of their stories.

Trish Smith was diagnosed with Juvenile Stargardt Macular Dystrophy when she was 9 years old. Trish is one of six members in her family who have this eye condition. Three of her siblings, her niece, and her nephew have JMD as well. Trish’s eldest brother, Phil, was the first to be diagnosed with JMD, which at the time was labeled as Macular degeneration. “My mom would take Phil to the eye doctor and… Read More

A little over two years ago, Richard McMillian suffered a stroke which caused permanent damage to both of his optic nerves. Today, Richard is considered to be legally blind in both eyes. Recently, after his wife stumbled across an article in a local newsletter, Richard was introduced to The IrisVision through Bob Schepfer, a distributor for IrisVision in Florida… Read More

Ashley Ezell was born with Stargardt Macular Degeneration, she was diagnosed at the age of 12. Soon after, she was declared to be legally blind. Despite her failing vision, Ezell was determined to achieve her goal of becoming a teacher. Five years ago she joined the teaching staff at St. Francis Xavier School in North Central Phoenix. For the last two years, she has taught the fourth grade… Read More

“I started living in a fog and progressively it got worse. It brought a lot of depression. I finally found a doctor, he took pictures of my eyes and said the couldn’t help me. I had a full life, before my eyes really got bad. I was in the construction part of the Navy. I farmed 50 acres of almonds, preparing the ground and repairing my harvest equipment. My son started searching on… Read More

“When I dream, I see everything clearly. Maybe if I sleep walk I will not need eyes– I find this a curiosity. I am now about to complete 7 decades of solar orbits. My compromised vision is unable to resolve images without the IrisVision enhancement. With my IrisVision, my visual acuity is certainly enhanced to a level, in some cases, that was not experienced before… Read More

“I have been visually impaired for 17 years. It stemmed from an accident and progressed into Macular Degeneration. When I lost my sight I lost independence at the early age of 50. The IrisVision has been a rebirth of my sight. It would be the equivalent of giving a person who could not walk a wheelchair or a person who could not hear a hearing aid. It has allowed me to see my loved ones’ faces which I have not seen in 17 years! When I saw my grandson, I could see… Read More

“My name is Lannie Dennis. I would like to thank the people who invented Iris Vision. These glasses have really changed my life style. Not only I can see better but I can read a book. I used to use depend on my Kindle Tablet to make the letters bigger. Also my grandson who plays football, lacrosse and basketball, people would say there he goes, he made a touchdown…. Read More

“My mind was blown! This was my first reaction to using the IrisVision. Frank Weberlin came into my school (California School for the Blind) to model the device for us. When I came home I kept nagging my dad to get it for me. I am legally blind in my left eye, so it helps me a lot with my school work. I am able to zoom into the text I am reading on the page to see it more clearly. It makes me feel independent… Read More

Liz, Macular Degeneration

“Having the IrisVision device really changed my life. It was as if the whole world opened up to me. It was incredible to be able to see the masters again, Van Gogh in Amsterdam and Picasso in Paris. It’s like getting back a part of my life that’s incredibly important to me. I honestly think I don’t want to be without them.”


“I spent my childhood going to a lot of doctors and they wouldn’t know what was wrong with me”, says Isis, an 18-year-old high school student. When Isis was five years old, she was diagnosed with Craniopharyngioma brain tumor. The good thing about her diagnosis was that somebody was finally able to identify what was wrong with her but the sad part – the tumor had destroyed most of her optic nerves, leaving her with a 13 year(and counting) battle with low vision!… Read More