Not everyone is a suitable candidate for lenses, surgery or medical treatment when it comes to vision problems. There are instances where your patients cannot be helped with conventional methods. It is often the case that patients suffering from age-related macular degeneration, glaucoma or cataracts will experience low vision, but may not be suitable for surgery or alternative treatment.
It’s important as an optical practice that you can offer tailored solutions to meet your patients’ needs. After all, patient care should be at the heart of your practice. We have partnered with Humanware and OrCam to deliver a range of low vision aids
Low vision aids are ideal for giving patients their independence back, despite reduced vision capabilities. Offering such a solution in your optical practice not only puts you ahead of your competitors, but can also boost your practice’s reputation and even attract new patients.
Wearable assistive technology for low vision
The progression of wearable technology over the last few years has demonstrated just how instrumental it is in enriching people’s lifestyles. When you apply this to low vision aids, the result is something spectacular.
Orcam MyEye 2
is an intuitive, wearable device equipped with a smart camera. It is designed to process visual information into an audio format, allowing the visually impaired to understand what is going on around them. Whether it’s a blurry face, a block of text or working out the value of a cash note, Orcam MyEye 2 can tell you with a simple point of the finger.
This wearable technology for low vision fits on to the frames of your lenses magnetically, and can help people of all ages and levels of impairment. It is particularly helpful to those who are visually impaired, or suffer from dyslexia or aphasia.
Orcam MyEye 2 has an extensive list of capabilities; from reading printed text to detecting colour. It even has built-in LEDs to work in dark light conditions. You can even store familiar faces in the device, and Orcam MyEye 2 will read out their name to you once they are in view of the device’s camera.
This immersive and effortless experience is priceless in giving back someone’s independence, and it’s done through one discreet, lightweight device.
Magnifier devices for low vision
Magnifier devices are perfect for active patients suffering from mild to medium low vision. These devices are electronic magnifiers that can be taken with the patient on-the-go, at home or at work.
They are ideal for magnifying restaurant menus, fine print on medicine bottles, recipes and even far away street signs. From smaller, handheld magnifier devices to tablet-size devices, there’s a solution to suit your patients’ lifestyles.
Magnifying devices such as the Explore 5
can make your patients’ life easier, perfect for use at work, school or home. Small and lightweight, the Explore 5 offers sharpness and clarity in the palm of your hand.
The Explore 8
offers a slightly larger solution. It is the first 8-inch handheld magnifier on the market, with an easy-to-use touchscreen and two cameras; one for close up objects and the other for distance viewing. Changing the way visually-impaired patients interact with the world, magnifier devices offer the chance to see clearly again.
To find out more about low vision aids for your optical practice, get in touch
with us today.