Low Vision Magnifiers2020-06-18T12:05:26+00:00

IrisVision – The Best You Can Get in
Low Vision Magnifiers

Are You Tired of Using Different Types of Low Vision Magnifiers?


Vision impairment affects about 12 million people in the U.S. aged 40 or above

If you have been struggling to choose and switch between different types of magnifiers while performing different types of tasks, you are not alone. People suffering from low vision often go through this ordeal.

For instance, let’s have a look at what an average mom with low vision might need:

  • A stand magnifier to read her kids some bedtime story

  • A handheld magnifier to read a menu in a restaurant

  • Magnifying reading glasses to go through a newspaper

  • Desktop electronic magnifier for checking her monthly statement

Stay Connected with IrisVision

IrisVision is an assistive technology solution approved and registered by the FDA as a Class-1 medical device, one of the best low vision magnifiers in the market right now.
Comprised of Samsung’s VR headset and latest smartphone, it is designed to facilitate people suffering from low vision conditions such as Glaucoma, Diabetic Retinopathy, Cataracts, Macular Degeneration and so forth.

IrisVision Low Vision Magnifiers Can Help You With

IrisVision helps users overcome many macular degeneration conditions including:

  • Macular Degeneration Low Vision Glasses

  • Dry AMD Low Vision Glasses

  • Wet AMD Low Vision Glasses

  • Retinitis Pigmentosa Low Vision Glasses

  • Cataracts Low Vision Glasses

  • Glaucoma Low Vision Glasses

A Technological Breakthrough Developed with Insight from the World’s Best Eye Doctors

The world’s top eye doctors and low vision experts have contributed to the development of IrisVision with funding from the National Eye Institute (NEI), leading to the most clinically-validated wearable low vision aid today.

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Media Features

Youtube

A gateway to information to stay informed, learn new skills, or simply experience loved ones’ shared videos. Includes voice-enabled search and bookmarking.

Camera & Photo Gallery

Patients capture and re-live the moments that matter most. Zoom-in to take a closer look at details. They’ll find the pictures both large and clear.

Amazon Alexa

Your patients’ own personal voice assistant. Responds to prompts for information such as, “What’s the latest news?”, “What time is it?”, or “What’s the Dodgers’ score?”

TV Exposure Presets

Provides a wonderful viewing experience with any level of background light and screen settings on TVs, tablets, and monitors, rendering custom adjustments on your TV obsolete.

Youtube

A gateway to information to stay informed, learn new skills, or simply experience loved ones’ shared videos. Includes voice-enabled search and bookmarking.

Camera & Photo Gallery

Patients capture and re-live the moments that matter most. Zoom-in to take a closer look at details. They’ll find the pictures both large and clear.

Amazon Alexa

Your patients’ own personal voice assistant. Responds to prompts for information such as, “What’s the latest news?”, “What time is it?”, or “What’s the Dodgers’ score?”

TV Exposure Presets

Provides a wonderful viewing experience with any level of background light and screen settings on TVs, tablets, and monitors, rendering custom adjustments on your TV obsolete.

Find out if IrisVision is for you

Low Vision Magnifiers?

Low vision magnifiers are optical devices that help you see a clear and magnified view of your surroundings. Magnifiers reinstate your ability to see objects at a far-off distance, which is otherwise impossible for visually impaired people to do.

Magnifiers help make it easy and strain-free for you to perform your daily tasks, by simply holding the device in the desired direction, you get to see a sharp and zoomed-in image of a person or object around you.

Main Types of Low Vision Magnifiers

There are a number of low vision magnifiers with varying magnification power and features to help you see better. However, most magnifiers are task-specific, with power ranging from 2x to 10x. Each low vision magnifier is designed to assist with a particular activity and their product specifications are better suited for certain eye conditions, which means that you would have to use multiple low vision magnifiers for each of your visual problems. 

Among various types of low vision magnifiers, some are ideal for on-the-go reading and writing, others for screen reading, and for book reading or office/ school work.  

Let’s look at the different types of low vision magnifiers:

  • Handheld Magnifier

    Handheld magnifiers are portable and compact, and are best suited for simple tasks such as a quick inspection of an object. As they are small in size, you can easily carry them around in your pocket. Their magnification capabilities are useful for a range of brief activities such as, reading a price tag at the grocery store, or skimming through emails.

  • Portable Digital Magnifier

    Portable digital magnifiers let you capture images in a digital form and magnify whichever part of the image you want to see. These usually come with built-in lights so that it can be used during both day and night, with high-definition screens. You could use this for a magnified view of a textbook page that you want to read.

     

  • Electronic Video Magnifiers or CCTV

    Although CCTV magnifiers are expensive, they are useful when you want to keep a general picture in reference while you magnify the object of interest on a screen or a monitor. For instance, as it is compatible with computer screens, it can be efficiently used for classroom activities or office work.

     

  • Magnifying Reading Glasses

    Reading glasses are typically best for interactive or performing tasks in which you want to keep your hands free, as well as your surroundings in view. For example, while going through your recipe book or a newspaper, the glasses let you see the whole page instead of a couple of lines, so that you can look ahead and process information quickly.

     

Is there a smart low vision aid with all-in-one magnification features for different tasks?

Yes, there is!

IrisVision is an all-in-one low vision solution. 

As unbelievable as it sounds, the versatile design of IrisVision is a wonder at the hands of neuroscientists and Samsung technology. 

IrisVision lets you switch between simple and more complex tasks, according to the need of the hour.

Let’s see how the features of IrisVision can end your search for multiple magnification devices. 

1: Used for Reading Books

Visual impairment greatly restricts your ability to read, but as most information around us is in the form of written content, such as price tags and medical prescriptions, so your low vision magnifier must have easy and convenient reading features.

If you have macular degeneration or glaucoma, the following reading modes in IrisVision let you read without anyone’s assistance:

  • Reading Line Mode

    You can focus on reading a single line with reading line mode. For instance, while trying to decipher the contents of a box of cereal, the difficulty of reading words that are written one below the other is solved.

     

  • Colored Reading Mode

    With IrisVision’s colored reading mode, you can read text with high contrast. It is especially helpful if you have cataracts or diabetic retinopathy, in which case you can finally ease the pain of reading with low contrast sensitivity.

     

  • Bioptic Mode

    Bioptic mode lets you read without losing the greater context of your book page, rather it lets you see magnified sections of the page in a separate rectangle screen at the top centre of your vision.

     

  • IrisReader

    Let IrisVision read the newspaper aloud for you! The OCR IrisReader is a distinguished feature not available in any of the traditional magnifiers. For times when you would rather listen than read, IrisReader will go through the whole page for you.

     

2: Used as a Portable Magnifier

The IrisVision headset is a bit more sturdy than your average eyesight glasses, but the sturdiness comes packed with numerous features as well. Nonetheless, this wearable headset is portable and easy to carry around everywhere you go.

While going out at a restaurant, for a stroll in the park, or your workplace, you can keep wearing an IrisVision headset and work independently.

3: Used as an Electronic Video Magnifier

Instead of owning a separate magnifier for workplace and school activities, you can now access features within the IrisVision headset.

  • Bubble Reading Mode

    Bubble reading mode lets you take a bird’s eye view of the scene in front of you. However, you can navigate that scene with a bubble, and place it over a specific place to enlarge it for clear vision.

    For instance, while reading the whiteboard in your classroom, you can enlarge your points of interest while keeping the rest of the board in context.