IrisVision In The Press

Friday SEP  23, 2019

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.

The Telegraph AUG 11, 2019

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

Insights Samsung MAR 15, 2019

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.

Webable FEB 02, 2019

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.

Fox17 Sep 06, 2018

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

Digital Trends Aug 03, 2018

From gaming to workplace training, virtual reality can be used for a broad range of applications. Here’s one we’ve not previously come across, however: Helping restore sight for people who are legally blind.

Biz journals Aug 21, 2018

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.

Mail Online Aug 02, 2018

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.

New Scientist Aug 01, 2018

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.

Med Gadget Mar 27, 2018

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.

7News Melbourne Feb 22, 2018

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.

The Bemidji Pioneer Jan 29, 2018

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!”

The Villages Nov 15, 2017

Louise, who was diagnosed with Stargardt disease at 6, got a special gift of IrisVision, thanks to support from the Buffalo community.

Business Insider Nov 10, 2017

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 Nov 8, 2017

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.

CNET Oct 25, 2017

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.

Los Angeles Times Jul 19, 2017

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.

ABC7 News Jun 18, 2017

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.