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About IrisVision

IrisVision is the global leader in digital vision technologies. We have developed the world’s first and only smart visual assistive device built on wearable VR technology to help millions of vision-impaired people regain their sight, achieve independence and do the things they love.

Harnessing the power of a Samsung Galaxy smartphone mounted in a VR headset, IrisVision’s easy-to-use system enables people who have impaired visual acuity due to conditions such as macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and RP see clearly again.

Backed by a research grant from the National Eye Institute, IrisVision is the only wearable low vision solution that is clinically validated, award winning and developed in collaboration with researchers from top ophthalmology centers at Johns Hopkins University, Stanford University and UPMC Pittsburg.

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IrisVision Awarded the Federal Supply Schedule Contract Award with Veterans Affairs

San Francisco, CA, June 22, 2019 –(PR.com)– IrisVision successfully qualified for the VA (Veteran Affairs) FSS Contract Award, thereby providing veterans, active duty military personal and all eligible government agencies, the chance to avail IrisVision on a significant discount.

The Next Generation “IrisVision 3.0” Launched to Help the Visually Impaired and Legally Blind See Again

Pleasanton, CA, April 07, 2019 –(PR.com)– IrisVision, a California-based startup, recently released “IrisVision 3.0,” an updated version of a revolutionary low vision solution introduced a couple of years ago.

IrisVision in the news

IrisVision low-vision glasses help people see again

Losing your eyesight can not only be physiologically damaging, but mentally and emotionally challenging as well. However, a fairly new product that uses a smartphone mounted to a headset is changing the lives of many, allowing them to see things they haven’t seen in years.

Woman Uses Vision Goggles To See Christmas Tree For The First Time In Nearly 13 Years

Her eyesight is 25% of total vision and she tells WFAA she has little to no peripheral vision. She was born with a condition called retinitis pigmentosa which will gradually lead to complete loss of vision. Now with the help of the IrisVision head-set, she can see the ornaments on her tree.

Blind musician gains sight with new technology

A legally blind musician in Denver has been given the gift of sight thanks to a pair of high-tech goggles. Musician Brian Hurley, who started losing his sight at age 13, uses them on a daily basis to make music.

New VR Vision Technology Helping Veterans See a Brighter World

IrisVision successfully qualified for the VA (Veteran Affairs) FSS Contract Award, thereby providing veterans, active-duty military personnel and all eligible government agencies, the chance to avail IrisVision on a significant discount.

Glasses Compensate for Lost Vision

IrisVision’s smartphone-based smart glasses for the visually impaired take advantage of discoveries by its founder, Frank Werblin, PhD., a professor of neuroscience at the University of California, Berkeley.

IrisVision Is A VR Headset That Delivers Reality To People With Low Vision

Barely a month ago I noted that Apple and Google are going to own the tech sector for aging baby boomers. Get ready: Phone tech is going to change everything about aging.

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A Smartphone/Goggles Combination Intended to be a Cheaper, Less-Invasive Alternative to Retinal Chip Implants for the Visually Impaired

Dr. Frank Werblin, a professor of neuroscience at UC Berkeley, was trying to solve this problem by developing retinal chip implants. But as he became aware of developments in virtual reality technology, he realized he could take a page out of their book to create something less expensive and invasive than implants. The result is IrisVision, a set of high-tech goggles that you snap a smartphone in front of.

IrisVision gives people with low vision problems the ability to see again

If you thought VR goggles were only good for playing games, you would be wrong. The people at IrisVision are using VR headsets to give people with low vision problems like macular degeneration, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, and more the ability to have clearer vision.

Two Bay Area men invent device to help visually impaired people see again

He could still see the outline of a person’s face, but couldn’t tell their eye color or make out their facial expressions. Reading a book or a document on the computer was out of the question. He could no longer see well enough to drive a car.

Wearable visual prosthetics for the vision impaired

After Gus Alexiou started to lose his vision, even recognising loved ones became tricky, but now scientists are developing a new technology to help him see.

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How VR and Smartphone Technology are Transforming Life for Those with Vision Loss

I recently had the opportunity to try out such a device, called the IrisVision, and was able to do things I hadn’t done in 15 years, like watching TV from the other side of the room, going to the theatre and attending live football.

How IrisVision Is Restoring Vision and Quality of Life

Vision loss affects more than 25 million American adults, according to the American Foundation for the Blind. And as the current U.S. population grows older, this number will grow, too.

An Interview with Tom Perski, VP of Professional and Consumer Outreach at IrisVision Global

Dave Gardy here on the floor at ATIA 2019 in a Orlando, and I’m at the IRIS visit booth with Tom Perski who is VP of professional consumer outreach.

Visually impaired Lawrence County student sees family again thanks to anonymous donor

LAWRENCEBURG, Tenn. (WZTV) — A Lawrenceburg student has a whole new perspective on life, thanks to a high-tech pair of glasses. Ethan Ralston was diagnosed with Leber’s Hereditary Optic Neuropathy, an inherited form of vision loss

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This Tri-Valley company is using VR to give back gift of sight

IrisVision retails for $2,500 and is able to magnify and enhance the image that comes into the eye. Using Samsung VR technology, Pleasanton-based IrisVision is restoring the gift of sight to those with low-vision conditions.

Hope For Millions With Vision Loss: Virtual Reality Headset Allows Legally Blind People To See Their Surroundings And Read

The wearable technology zooms in on whatever the user is looking at, dwarfing the large blind spots caused by macular degeneration, so that the spots essentially disappear.

VR Headset Helps People Who Are Legally Blind See Again

A VIRTUAL reality headset has restored sight to people who are legally blind. While it didn’t cure the physical cause of their blindness, the device let people with severe macular degeneration resume activities like reading and gardening – tasks they previously found impossible.

IrisVision For Low Vision: Interview With Ammad Khan, CEO and Frank Werblin, Chief Scientist and Inventor

medGadget met with IrisVision founder, Dr. Frank Werblin, and IrisVision CEO, Ammad Khan, for an insightful interview. Read on to learn how IrisVision’s wearable, virtual reality-based low vision aid works, and how it is bringing hope to millions of low vision patients around the world.

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Jessica Gallagher Has Been Granted The Gift Of Sight Thanks To IrisVision

Jessica Gallagher, a star Australian Paralympian who lost most of her vision as a teenager, has been granted the gift of sight and is able to see clearly thanks to IrisVision.

A New Way To See: Technology allows BHS Siblings To Better See The World

Minnesota ninth grader Aliena Jensen doesn’t let vision impairment keep her from living fully. Using IrisVision, she’s a violinist in her high school orchestra. “It’s just another school day. I do me!”

A Vision-Impaired 6-Year-Old Australian Girl Can Now See Because Of This VR Invention

Six-year-old Sora, who was born with a vision impairment, is now able to see what she had only dreamed of seeing, now that has IrisVision in her life.

Samsung Low Vision Glasses for Visually Impaired

Samsung, IrisVision And Vision Australia Deliver A Powerful New Tool For Vision Impaired Australians

Samsung Electronics Australia, IrisVision and Vision Australia have today announced the local availability of an innovative medical device that helps provide a solution for sufferers of vision impairment using virtual reality technology.Jessica Gallagher has been Granted the Gift of Sight Thanks to IrisVision.

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Forget Gaming: VR And AR Can Help Restore Sight

VR and AR don’t necessarily have to take users to far-off or fictional places. They also can better connect people with vision impairments with the everyday world.

Visionize Uses Virtual Reality Headsets To Help People With Low Vision

Sufferers of low vision, a symptom of macular degeneration, have long had to toggle between different gadgets to help them see under different conditions. But a solution to the toolbox could soon be on the way, thanks to Frank Werblin and a pair of virtual reality goggles.

New IrisVision Technology Aims To Help Visually Impaired

IrisVision is a wearable device that allows those with low vision to see the world like they’ve never seen it before. With a swipe of a finger, those with low vision are able to get up close and personal to the world around them.