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Frequently Asked Questions
In most cases, the IrisVision will fit easily over your distance prescription glasses. It is not recommended to be worn over reading glasses.
Users who wear trifocals or bifocals should make sure to look through the top or distance prescription when using IrisVision. If you use trifocals or bifocals, you may also want to try the IrisVision without your glasses at all, and adjust the focus accordingly.
A few users may experience brief dizziness the first time using the device. When first trying on the unit, it can be helpful to hold the unit in front of your glasses and looking away for 15 to 20 seconds at a time. Repeating this a few times allows your eyes and your brain to acclimate.
It is also best to be seated the first time you use the device. For just about everyone, the initial dizziness wears off and does not return.
No, you should not drive while using IrisVision. The unit has a generous 70° field of view, but you should never drive with your peripheral vision obstructed in any way. IrisVision’s powerful magnification properties will also alter your depth perception.
IrisVision is designed to give you autonomy and freedom, so it can and should be used on the go to. However, it is not recommended to walk while using the unit. The same factors that make it unsuitable for driving – reduced peripheral vision and altered depth perception – make it unsuitable for walking safely as well.
IrisVision is lightweight and portable. In most situations, walking with the device in your hands and bringing it to your eyes as needed is simple and easy. At a museum, for example, you can use it at each exhibit, and remove it from your eyes as you move from place to place.
Yes! To avoid adverse effects such as motion sickness, you may want to keep the IrisVision on your lap, and bring it up to your eyes to view signs and sights as needed, until you are acclimated.
At first, facing the same direction the vehicle is moving in the car is the most comfortable way to use the device. After a short time, you will become accustomed to the device and be able to look in all directions freely.
Yes, reading is a pleasure with the IrisVision. The ability to relax in your couch or chair is a huge advantage over many other types of other, stationary video magnification devices. Since it is a headset, you also don’t have to worry about your arm becoming tired or uncomfortable from holding a handheld low vision aid over your book or magazine.
The IrisVision also has built in contrast adjustment features, allowing you to read with white letters on a dark, black background or brighten a white background. For instance, when reading a pink greeting card with red type, changing the image to black and white increases the contrast and makes the text easy to read.
IrisVision’s field of view is six times wider than competing headsets when magnified at high levels. Reading difficulties such as needing to read slowly or losing your place are minimized.
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