Low Vision Assistive Technology2021-12-27T08:36:14+00:00

An Award-Winning Low Vision Assistive Technology

Are you or your loved one fighting some form of visual impairment? Tired of using conventional assistive technologies available in the market? Time to switch to IrisVision – a revolutionary assistive technology created by industry veterans and vision scientists.

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An Award-Winning Low Vision Assistive Technology

Are you or your loved one fighting some form of visual impairment? Tired of using conventional assistive technologies available in the market? Time to switch to IrisVision – a revolutionary assistive technology created by industry veterans and vision scientists.

Get a Free Consultation

Start Your 30 day risk-free trial today
Terms and conditions apply

Vision Enhancement Modes Ideal for Indoor & Outdoor Settings

Visual acuity is a measure of how well you see. A person’s normal visual acuity is 20/20. If a person’s visual acuity remains less than or equal to 20/40 or 20/60, despite using glasses or contact lenses, they fall in the visually impaired spectrum. IrisVision is an FDA registered Class-1 medical device that features various vision enhancement modes that counter all types of visual challenges.


Assistive Technology That Opens Up A World You Wish To See

Low Vision Assistive Technology
IRISVISION INSPIRE
Low Vision Assistive Technology
IRISVISION LIVE
  • Award-winning Software Lenses:
    Restores sight by using your leftover vision to reclaim your independence.
  • Virtual Assistive Software:
    Helping you enjoy a complete hands-free experience.
  • 100% Stay Connected & Entertained:
    Unlimited access to entertainment, social media and more.

Diverse range of viewing modes in one solution

44 million Americans over the age of 40 are near or farsighted as reported by The New York State Department of Health. Most low vision devices are designed to be task-specific, however IrisVision features software lenses that are designed for close-up visual tasks and distance viewing.


Bringing About Positive
Change Through Innovation

Low Vision Assistive Technology
IRISVISION INSPIRE
Low Vision Assistive Technology
IRISVISION LIVE
  • Award-winning Software Lenses:
    Restores sight by using your leftover vision to reclaim your independence.
  • Virtual Assistive Software:
    Helping you enjoy a complete hands-free experience.
  • 100% Stay Connected & Entertained:
    Unlimited access to entertainment, social media and more.

Thousands of low vision and
vision impaired individuals
across the global have
experienced the change.

Are you ready?

Thousands of low vision and vision impaired individuals across the global have experienced the change.

Are you ready?

Awards
Honorary Mentions
& Impact

“Did you know IrisVision was Awarded The World Changing Idea for 2020?”

IrisVision received the Fast Company Honoree Award at the company’s major annual awards. The World Changing Ideas program focuses on honoring companies seeking to elevate products and brave concepts that make the world better.

Awards Honorary Mentions & Impact

IrisVision and Samsung Partner to Bring Clinically Validated Vision Technologies to Over 200 Million Low Vision Patients Globally

IrisVision received the Fast Company Honoree Award at the company’s major annual awards. The World Changing Ideas program focuses on honoring companies seeking to elevate products and brave concepts that make the world better.

World Class Partnership

Low Vision Assistive Technology
IrisVision
Low Vision Assistive Technology
IrisVision
Low Vision Assistive Technology

Innumerable Eye Conditions But One Solution:

  • Macular Degeneration
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Stargardt Disease
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
  • Retinal Detachment
  • Ocular Albinism
  • Leber's Congenital Amaurosis
  • Cone-rod Dystrophy
  • Usher Syndrome
    And more...

Designed To Address A Range of Eye Conditions related to AMD:

  • Macular Degeneration
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Stargardt Disease
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
  • Retinal Detachment
  • Ocular Albinism
  • Leber's Congenital Amaurosis
  • Cone-rod Dystrophy
  • Usher Syndrome
    And more...

Bringing You Closer To Things You Love

 Watch a live
sports games
on TV 

Capture and save photos of your most treasured
memories

Revisit the habit of reading with ease using optical character recognition (OCR)

Your very own personal assistant with smart voice commands feature

Round-the-clock Remote
Customer Support

Our team helps you get started and make the most out of the
wearable low vision solution, available for you round-the-clock.

Our esteemed panel of expert coaches help you better understand
and easily adapt to the IrisVision headset through 1-on-1 coaching
sessions done remotely.

Low Vision Assistive Technology
Low Vision Assistive Technology

Uninterrupted Cellular
Connectivity

IrisVision features rely on cellular or WiFi connectivity. Enjoy up to 500MB of data usage until your device has been set up on your Wi-Fi network within 60 days from shipment. For those without access to Wi-Fi, IrisVision offers an extended Data Usage Plan.

Round-the-clock Remote Customer Support

Our team helps you get started amd make the most out of the wearable low vision solution, available for you round-the-clock.

Our esteemed panel of experts coaches help you better understand and easily adapt to the IrisVision headset through 1-on-1 coaching sessions.

Low Vision Assistive Technology

Uninterrupted Cellular Connectivity

IrisVision features rely on cellular or WiFi connectivity. Enjoy up to 500MB of data usage until your device has been set up on your Wi-Fi network within 60 days from shipment. For those without access to Wi-Fi, IrisVision offers an extended Data Usage Plan.

Low Vision Assistive Technology

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100% money-back guarantee

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"IrisVision makes me feel independent. It helps me with my school work now and will help me in the future when I have a career as a psychologist or published author."

Low Vision FAQs

What is assistive technology?2021-12-14T05:36:14+00:00

Assistive technology can be defined as technology created and designed for people with disabilities to facilitate them in performing functions such as accessing information technology (IT).

What are 3 types of assistive technology?2021-12-14T05:43:55+00:00

Though there are various types of assistive technologies, the few common types are:

  • Mobility aids: devices or tools that help the disabled with mobility e.g. wheelchairs, walkers, walking canes, crutches, orthotic devices, etc.
  • Hearing aids: electronic devices that aid people with hearing loss or impairment through the use of an amplifier that increases the strength of the digital signal.
  • Low vision aids: Designed for people with visual impairment or low vision caused by an eye condition or eye injury. These devices use a person’s leftover vision and enhance visual acuity helping them see clearly. 
  • Cognitive aids: categorized as computer or electrical assistive devices that help people with memory, thinking, attention, or other challenges in their comprehension skills. 
What is assistive technology for the visually impaired?2021-12-14T05:49:11+00:00

Assistive technology devices for the visually impaired are specifically designed to help counter or overcome visual challenges caused by an eye injury or disease. These electronic devices use technology to amplify or improve an individual’s functioning and independence.

What are examples of assistive technology?2021-12-14T05:50:34+00:00
  • Electronic magnifiers
  • Responsive devices such as a talking thermostat
  • Braille displays
  • Wearable low vision aids like IrisVision
  • Optical Character Recognition (OCR)
  • Smartphones with large tactile buttons
How is assistive technology used?2021-12-14T05:52:54+00:00

The World Health Organization reports that globally, more than 1 billion people need 1 or more assistive products. The application of these assistive technology devices is unique based on the specific features and functionalities of the devices. Each disability requires different assistive technologies. They are modified according to the specific needs or problems faced by the user such as difficulty speaking, seeing, writing, remembering, hearing, walking, etc. 

What is Low Vision?

Low vision is used to describe severely poor eyesight that disables a person’s ability to see clearly despite the use of prescription eyeglasses or contact lenses. This can be caused by progressive eye diseases such as macular degeneration, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy and others.

People with low vision have varying degrees of vision loss according to their eye disease and unique eye condition. If diagnosed timely, the loss of vision can be slowed down, as opposed to the otherwise speedy deterioration of eyesight if left untreated.

For such individuals, low vision assistive technology is the best solution due to their ability to overcome visual limitations that prescription eyeglasses or contact lenses cannot.

Low Vision Conditions

There may be different degrees of vision loss for people with different eye conditions, based on which The World Health Organization has defined different classifications for low vision i.e.

  • Mild vision loss or near-normal vision: 20/30 to 20/60
  • Moderate visual impairment or low vision: 20/70 to 20/160
  • Severe visual impairment or low vision: 20/200 or worse
  • Profound visual impairment, or low vision: 20/500 to 20/1000
  • Near-total visual impairment or low vision: Less than 20/1000
  • Total visual impairment or blindness: No light perception

Low Vision Treatments

Low vision usually results due to critical damage to the eye such as in the case of optic nerve damage, or eye disease. It is important to understand that most low vision conditions can only be treated but not cured.

Having said that, there are different procedures and assistive devices to help manage life with low vision.

Mainly, the methods of treatment and management of low vision include:

  1. Eye surgery
  2. Medication
  3. Low vision assistive technology

Invasive eye surgeries and medication can sometimes be useful in restoring some amount of visual function, but the use of low vision aids and assistive devices alongside can be very helpful in the management of low vision.

Low Vision Assistive Devices:

1: Non-optical assistive devices

These devices are used as an optical magnification tool that provides an enlarged image of the object. 

Most common types of non-optical devices such as handheld and stand magnifiers, loupes, specialized magnifying reading glasses, and small telescopes.

Other unique assistive devices include Braille readers and books that allow a person with low vision to read text with the sense of touch through the use of special characters.

Large-print books and playing cards make entertainment as accessible for a partially sighted person as it is for a well-sighted man. 

2: Electronic assistive devices

Video magnifiers:

Electronic magnifiers scan the text of a page or a picture and are then converted into a magnified and easy-to-read font that is displayed on the screen. 

Some video magnifiers also come with an OCR (optical character recognition) reader, that reads aloud the text after scanning which can prove to be very helpful in school or office settings. These magnifiers fulfill their purpose well, except that magnification is their sole utility.

Video magnifiers are also referred to as CCTV low vision aids and are available in different sizes and styles, depending upon the type of task you want to perform.

Braille e-reader, audiobooks and electronic books: 

A Braille e-reader can translate any text into braille, which lets a person decipher whatever text they want to read. And if that comes across as tiring, audiobooks let you listen to the text instead.

Smartphones and tablets: 

The customizable options in smartphones let you adjust text size according to your ease of seeing, and you can also use voice commands instead of reading text. 

Low vision electronic glasses: 

Low vision electronic glasses are wearable and slightly heftier than the average eyesight glasses. They have a high magnification capability to give you a clear view of your surroundings, and other features such as OCR readers. 

How can low vision assistive devices help you?

Low vision assistive devices compensate for your reduced visual ability, and by doing so they help you continue your daily routine activities easily by overcoming any visual limitations caused by an eye injury or any eye condition. 

Low vision aids and assistive devices can make tasks convenient for you in many ways, some of which are:

  • Resume daily chores
  • Protecting against health hazards
  • Living independently
  • Staying in touch with the world around you
  • Ease of access to information

How Is IrisVision DIFFERENT from other assistive technology devices?

IrisVision is a holistic visual solution that contains customizable features and viewing modes, to adjust to the unique needs of every user. 

Let's look at some of the reasons that make IrisVision the ideal assistive technology for the visually impaired and different from other low vision assistive devices.

Replaces multiple low vision aids

Most low vision assistive devices only have a single function, and serve a sole purpose for the user. IrisVision is designed to eliminate the need for use of multiple low vision aids and contains features that can help assist in different visual difficulties, such as night blindness, tunnel vision, etc with the use of just one device be it for indoor or outdoor settings.  

Works for more than 13 eye diseases

Irisvision helps to counter the visual difficulties caused by a number of eye diseases which include:

  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Age-related Macular Degeneration
  • Stargardt’s disease
  • Optic nerve atrophy
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa
  • Usher Syndrome
  • Ocular Albinism etc.

Portable 

IrisVision headset is portable and can easily be used in school, workplace, outdoors, at movies or indoors for routine tasks. 

Plus the device has an in-built Voice Assistant that users through the use of smart voice commands can control and adjust magnification, contrast and several other features giving its users the ideal hands-free experience.

Remote one-to-one training

The experts at IrisVision provide free remote one-to-one training to provide users a better understanding of how they can use the device according to their needs, explore its features and adjust it according to their personal preferences – all of this in the comfort and safety of your home.

30-Day Evaluation Period

IrisVision offers a 30-day evaluation period to let you enjoy a full experience of IrisVision Live in the comfort of your own home. If the device does not suit your needs, just return it to us.

Other Salient Features

  • Adjustable IPD (interpupillary distance)
  • Self Administered Vision Tests
  • Powerful autofocus with near to far distance lenses
  • Removable eye guard to suit surrounding lighting conditions
  • An advanced camera with 30 frames/second resolution

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