August 14, 2018
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Ocutech releases autofocusing bioptic for the visually impaired

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Ocutech has announced a limited release of its VES Falcon Autofocus Bioptic Telescope, a telescopic vision solution for patients with visual impairment.

The company said in a press release that the Falcon underwent 6 years of development and testing to provide the “most natural, hands-free magnified vision possible” for patients with low vision.

From a single charge, the Falcon can operate for 8 hours, allowing wearers to see clearly and engage in everyday activities. Additionally, the high-contrast widefield 4x Keplerian optics allow for the Falcon to provide a 12.5-degree field of view and a nearly 13-inch focusing range, according to the release. Furthermore, weighing only 3.2 ounces, the device is comfortable to wear.

The autofocusing bioptic is currently available through a limited release to select low vision specialists in the U.S., with the wide release occurring in the fall.

“As a pioneer in developing high-quality telescopic low vision telescopes, we are pleased to continue our technological innovation that supports the societal and far-ranging needs of the visually impaired,” Henry Greene, OD, FAAO, co-founder of Ocutech, said in the release.