eSight is a pair of electronic glasses that let the visually impaired see. They are worn comfortably like a normal pair of glasses. eSight is the only clinically validated device, in existence, that enables those living with vision loss to see, be mobile, and engage in virtually any Activity of Daily Living. Almost instantly after putting them on, an individual with low vision can see in virtually the same manner as someone who is fully sighted can.
To find out if eSight will benefit you or your loved one, complete an express eSight Screening at eSightEyewear.com/next-steps.
eSight is an amazing technological breakthrough – electronic glasses that let the legally blind actually see.
It is the only clinically validated device, in existence, that enables those living with vision loss to see, be mobile, and engage in virtually any Activity of Daily Living.
This device is worn like a normal pair of glasses, and, remarkably, restores sight for someone who is visually impaired.
Most importantly, eSight requires no surgery. Almost instantly after putting them on, an individual with legal blindness or low vision can see in virtually the same manner as someone who is fully sighted. eSight is registered with the FDA and EUDAMED, and is inspected by Health Canada. It is also the only clinically validated wearable technology of its kind.
eSight is available today, and has already helped thousands of individuals living with vision loss actually see.
At eSight, we understand that sometimes you need to see it in order to believe it. That is why we encourage anyone interested in eSight to try this amazing technology for themselves, before they purchase it.
You can get started by filling out the form: https://www.esighteyewear.com/next-steps to begin your eSight journey.
You will then be able to choose the eSight trial experience that best suits you. This includes either trying eSight at an eSight Experience Hub nearest you, or, through a 15-day, risk-free trial in the comfort of your own home.
Either experience you choose will be guided by an expert to help you get familiar with the revolutionary technology, and ultimately see if eSight is the right solution for you.
eSight’s vision is a world where everyone can see. And, to achieve this vision, it is acting on its mission to create and provide a technologically-groundbreaking and wearable solution that helps the legally blind see, be mobile, and engage in virtually all activities of their daily life. We believe that Everyone Deserves To See, and if you or someone you know lives with vision loss, we encourage you to learn more about this truly breakthrough solution to blindness.
eSight’s founder, a successful electrical engineer, has two sisters who are legally blind. In 2006, he said to himself, “If I can assemble teams of engineers who can build incredible products for the commercial market, why not assemble an engineering team that can build electronic glasses that would let my sisters see?”
The eSight engineers had a unique vision for a completely new and revolutionary type of solution they wanted to build. For eSight to be truly useful for the legally blind, the technology would have to:
Be a comfortable, wearable and hands-free device, allowing legally blind individuals to use both of their hands while they use eSight to see.
Be able to replicate the way sighted people see by “instantaneously” auto-focusing between short-range vision (reading a book or text on a smartphone) to mid-range vision (seeing faces or watching TV) to long-range vision (looking down a hallway or outside a window), without any perceptible lag time.
Be a sophisticated, comprehensive medical device that could replace all the many single-task assistive devices that are currently available but do not provide actual sight (e.g. white canes, magnifying devices, service animals, Braille machines, CCTV scanners, text-to-speech software, etc.).
Provide true mobility so that a legally blind individual could use eSight, not just to see while sitting down but be independently mobile (e.g. walking, exercising, commuting to work or school, taking a plane, playing golf, etc.).
Enable legally blind individuals to independently carry out virtually all Activities of Daily Living (ADLs).
After many years of hard work, millions of dollars in investments, several patented innovations and extensive collaboration with individuals with legal blindness, the result was eSight: electronic glasses that enable individuals with legal blindness to actually see as in the same way as those with full vision.
The founder’s two sisters use eSight today, and participate fully and independently in their everyday lives. This sheer ingenuity, and intersection of technology and humanity, have created the breakthrough that is eSight.
After putting the electronic glasses on, eSight allows the wearer to see, almost instantly and in beautiful clarity.
In the most simplistic sense, eSight works in three steps. The high speed, high-resolution camera in the center of the device captures what a user is looking at in real time. This video feed is sent into a powerful computer in the housing of the glasses and is enhanced using proprietary algorithms. The feed is then projected in colour on the two near-to-eye OLED screens with unprecedented clarity and virtually no latency or delay.
eSighters can then optimize what they are looking at by using the remote to adjust the color, contrast, focus, brightness and magnification (24x) features. Not only does eSight let wearers actually see, but it also allows them to be truly mobile using the patented Bioptic Tilt Capability. eSighters can tilt the eyewear device to the ideal position for them that can allow the best view of the video feed while maximizing their natural peripheral vision. This, along with short latency, ensures that the eSighter’s balance is not disturbed and no nausea occurs – a common problem faced with immersive technologies such as virtual reality headsets.
Another fun feature about eSight, is it allows individuals to take pictures, and stream video and games by plugging into a laptop, TV or tablet with an HDMI cable, or connecting with Bluetooth or WiFi. That way, whether it is streaming a favourite series at home, taking pictures of notes on the classroom board, or whipping through emails at the office, our eSighters can always be connected.
eSight works for the overwhelming majority of individuals with vision loss.
Today, our current eSighters live with a variety of conditions, including (but not limited to): Aniridia, Cataracts, Coloboma, Cone-Rod Dystrophy, Diabetic Retinopathy, Glaucoma, Ocular Albinism, Macular Degeneration, Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP), Stargardt's Disease, Optic Neuritis, Retinal Detachment, and many more.
According to the World Health Organization, there are approximately 253 million people in the world who are blind. Less than 15% of this population are profoundly or totally blind. Unfortunately, eSight cannot currently help these individuals. However, eSight can work for most of the remaining 85% of this population.
All of our eSighters come from a variety of walks of life. Our youngest user is four years old, and our oldest user is 101 years old. We are also proud to say that our eSighters are spread across over 42 different countries around the world, and counting.
Although all of our eSighters are different, they are united by their fundamental right to see; and eSight is dedicated to making that possible.
The short answer: virtually anything.
Not only does eSight enable people with vision loss to actually see, but it also restores their independence, confidence, self-esteem and freedom. With eSight, individuals can do almost anything they have only ever dreamt of with their newly restored sight.
With eSight, individuals can participate in virtually all Activities of Daily Living (ADLs). Here are a couple of things that some of our eSighters have been up to:
Seeing the faces of loved ones, in some cases for the first time
Excelling in school and university from being able to see the board from anywhere in the classroom
Plugging into their laptop to work directly from their eSight screens
Catching up on their favourite TV shows
Reading endless amounts of books
Traveling alone to some of the places on their bucket list
Being able to go back to work to help support their family
Watching their favorite sport teams
Pursuing their love of painting, drawing and sketching
Cooking meals for themselves and their loved ones
Going for a walk by themselves
Playing sports with their friends and family
Picking up previously abandoned hobbies (cards, woodworking, etc.)
Living their life to the fullest
Note: eSight wearers are encouraged to use this breakthrough technology within their comfort zone, and should not partake in any activities that would put either themselves or someone else in a harmful situation.
It is entirely possible that you have already seen an eSight video or article online, with a tear in your eye or lump in your throat. But for some, this is the first time that they are learning about this technology.
The process to bring this sophisticated technology to the masses was no easy feat. It required clinical validation (something no other low vision competitor has attained), exploration of hundreds of eye conditions (an incredibly complex exercise), and perfection of the device to be worn all day.
Over the past decade, there have been tens of millions of dollars invested into R&D, numerous technological iterations, rounds of user testing, various clinical trials, and an intensive clinical validation process, to create the breakthrough technology that eSight is today. All of this progress has enabled eSight to work successfully for over 50 disabling eye conditions, and therefore, the majority of individuals experiencing legal blindness.
It took teams of top talent engineers, doctors and eye-care professionals, researchers, professionals and, generally speaking, passion, to create eSight–the technology that is now Making Blindness History.
eSight 3 currently retails for 9,995 USD. We have worked hard to enable this cost to come down significantly from its predecessor.
Understandably, not everyone can afford this life-changing technology. But, borne out of the fundamental belief that Everyone Deserves to See, eSight offers flexible financing options.
For individuals interested in getting eSight but who cannot be accommodated by eSight’s flexible payment options, eSight’s Affordability Advocates will do all that they can to help raise the necessary funds. This may include helping the individual to identify public and private sector sources of funding, government programs, tax credits, insurance claims, grants, employer or educational contributions, clinical study discounts, donations from service organizations and religious groups, online crowdsourcing, and media outreach.
Affordability Advocates will also do all that they can to help the interested candidate fundraise the balance for themselves. Prospective eSight users can create their own fundraising page on eSight’s proprietary and fee-free fundraising platform, giving.eSightEyewear.com. Here, individuals wanting eSight can share their page with anyone they want to collect donations from, with zero fees taken from eSight. Every dollar raised will go towards getting their eSight.
Regardless of one’s ability to pay, an individual who lives with vision loss should never hesitate to learn more about this life-changing technology.
For more information on our affordability programs, please email us at VisionAdvocate@eSightEyewear.com or call us at 1.855.8eSight (1.855.837.4448). One of our dedicated eSight Vision Advocates will do all that they can to get you eSight.
eSight is the only wearable technology of its kind-- designed specifically for the population of individuals with legal blindness-- that is clinically validated. Unlike most manufacturers of assistive devices for individuals with vision loss, eSight believes it is not enough to just say the technology is accurate. It must be proven. This is why eSight dedicated more time and effort to complete the clinical validation process. However, eSight’s clinical validation was necessary to uphold the highest standards of precision and reliability.
The most recent clinical study demonstrating eSight's efficacy was, eQuest, conducted in 2016. eQuest was an intensive cohort study that demonstrated how eSight provides an improvement to functional vision and Quality of Life, for individuals with significant visual impairment resulting from various eye conditions. This multi-study was conducted independently at the following preeminent low vision research and rehabilitation institutions in the United States and Canada:
The results from eQuest provided strong objective evidence of the value of eSight in a low vision population. This study demonstrated significant improvements in objective visual function measures, Activities of Daily Living (ADL) performance, and most importantly, patient-reported quality of life outcomes. eQuest results also cited that there was also no degradation in mobility performance, which is a significant limitation of all other head-worn video systems.
If eSight is right for you or a loved one, you can begin your journey, right away. Simply visit our Journey page (eSightEyewear.com/next-steps) and in a few short moments, you’ll be on your way to trying and experiencing eSight.
It is worth mentioning that our mission, that Everyone Deserves To See, is a global one. This means that everyone – regardless of location – should be able to access our breakthrough technology. With this in mind, we are proud to announce that eSight is available for purchase in 45 countries and counting!
If you live in any of the countries listed above and are interested in getting eSight, please begin your eSight journey by providing us with more information at eSightEyewear.com/Next-Steps.
An eSight Vision Advocate will be happy to assist you.