Eyedaptic upgrades AR glasses for low vision
ORLANDO – Eyedaptic introduced Eye3, a new-and-improved version of its augmented reality eye wear designed for patients with age-related macular degeneration and low vision, here at Vision Expo East.
The Eye3 comprises a high-resolution camera on lightweight eye wear that is operated via Bluetooth from a cell phone, Eyedaptic sales manager, Brian Schleiger, told Healio.
A battery pack is attached to the side of the eye wear. The battery lasts 1 hour, he said, and can be recharged in a charging pod while the spare battery is in use.
Schleiger said the earlier version, the Eye2, was useful for patients with 20/50 to 20/250 vision. The Eye3 is effective for patients with more severe conditions and up to 20/800 vision.
“It’s useful for reading and intermediate distance, such as shopping and walking around,” he said. “However, it cannot be used for driving.”
Key features include autozoom mode, image stabilization, plain zoom mode, contrast enhancement, magnification up to 10x and increased comfort, according to company literature.
Eyedaptic, a natural vision software company, launched the Eye3 in partnership with Vispero, an assistive technology provider for the visually impaired.
Eyedaptic said in a press release that clinical research has shown a doubling in visual acuity and five-time improvement in daily activities in patients using the eye wear.