eSight in Scotland for the first time at Peter Ivins Eye Care

We are delighted to announce that Peter Ivins Eye Care will be the first practice in Scotland to offer the eSight 3 low vision electronic spectacles, an exciting new technology for the partially sighted.  We have organised a Low Vision Day on Wednesday 26th April 2017  to showcase the latest advancements in low visual aids and electronic magnifiers, and will have our optometrists, opticians and low vision experts on hand. CLICK HERE to view the event on Facebook.

If you wish to make an appointment for a low vision consultation to try the latest developments including the eSight 3 please call the practice on 0141 943 3300.

What is eSight?

The eSight 3 is a revolutionary technology and an engineering breakthrough that allows the legally blind to see. It is being hailed a revolution in sight.  It is a game-changing breakthrough that uses advanced technology, built upon many years of research and development, to replicate sight for an individual who is sight-impaired. eSight enables independence, allowing the legally blind to engage in virtually all activities of daily living.

How does eSight work?

The wearable tech houses a high-speed, high-definition camera that captures everything the user is looking at. eSight’s algorithms enhance the video feed and display it on two, OLED screens in front of the user’s eyes. Full colour video images are clearly seen by the eSight user with unprecedented visual clarity and virtually no lag. With eSight’s patented Bioptic Tilt capability, users can adjust the device to the precise position that, for them, presents the best view of the video while maximizing side peripheral vision. This ensures a user’s balance and prevents nausea – common problems with other immersive technologies

Hands-Free Design

eSight is a sleek, wearable device that allows a legally blind individual to use both of their hands while they use eSight to see. It is lightweight, worn comfortably around the eyes and designed for various environments and for use throughout the day

 

Versatile

eSight is a comprehensive customized medical device that can 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).

Instant Sight

eSight provides sight with virtually zero latency. It allows a user to instantly auto-focus 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).

 

Enables Mobility

eSight is the only device for the legally blind that enables mobility without causing issues of imbalance or nausea (common with other immersive options). A legally blind individual can use eSight not just to see while sitting down but while being independently mobile (e.g. walking, exercising, commuting, travelling, etc).

 

Questions?

If you have questions please feel free to call the practice on 0141 943 3300 or alternatively email our optometrist Craig McArthur at craig@peterivins.co.uk.

 

Low Vision Event

The Low Vision event on Wednesday 26th April will also be showcasing a full range of low visual aids from specialist LED lamps, to hand help optical magnifiers, hand held electronic magnifiers, wearable magnifiers and telescopes, hands-free and pocket magnifiers and many other aids.  If you or a loved one lives with visual impairment

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