New Contact Lens Design May Improve Sight of Patients With Macular Degeneration

By Eye² Staff
Thursday, August 29, 2013 10:00 AM Contact lenses correct many people's eyesight but do nothing to improve the blurry vision of those suffering from age-related macular degeneration (AMD), the leading cause of blindness among older adults in the western world.

Ophthalmologist Inventors of Human Identification Technology Inducted into National Inventors Hall of Fame

By Eye² Staff
Wednesday, July 24, 2013 2:00 AM Many people are familiar with the sight-saving role ophthalmologists play in diagnosing and treating eye conditions, but few may be aware of the revolutionary contributions they make beyond medicine. One such innovation gained the spotlight this month when Leonard Flom, MD, and the late Aran Safir, MD (1926-2007), were inducted into the U.S Patent and Trademark Office's National Inventors Hall of Fame for their invention of the iris recognition scanner.

Vuzix CEO Paul Travers Discusses the Emerging Smart Glasses Market

By Eye² Staff
Monday, May 20, 2013 7:00 AM Vuzix, a Rochester, NY-based company, is establishing itself as an innovator in the emerging market for smart glasses and augmented reality eyewear.

Vision Technologies Shine at CES 2013

By Eye² Staff
Thursday, January 24, 2013 2:00 PM Eye2 editor Andrew Karp discovered some "spec-techular" eyewear at the 2013 Consumer Electronics Show, the massive trade show held earlier this month in Las Vegas. Alongside the latest smart TVs, wireless devices, mobile apps, audio systems and video cameras, vendors exhibited an array of eyewear and vision-related products designed to communicate, measure and monitor biometric data and promote wellness.

eSight Debuts 'Intelligent Eyewear' for Low Vision Patients

By Eye² Staff
Wednesday, January 23, 2013 2:03 AM eSight, a Canadian company based in Ottawa, Ontario, is launching what it calls "a new class of wearable, electronic assistive technology designed specifically for low vision." eSight Eyewear modifies whatever the wearer is looking at to maximize the effectiveness of their remaining eyesight, according to the company.

eSight Debuts 'Intelligent Eyewear' for Low Vision Patients

By Eye² Staff
Wednesday, January 23, 2013 2:03 AM

eSight, a Canadian company based in Ottawa, Ontario, is launching what it calls "a new class of wearable, electronic assistive technology designed specifically for low vision." eSight Eyewear modifies whatever the wearer is looking at to maximize the effectiveness of their remaining eyesight, according to the company.

eSight Eyewear incorporates a high-resolution video camera and a bright, high-contrast, "virtual" display for each eye. By enhancing the image that the eyes see, eSight Eyewear can help to improve the wearer's functional vision, the company said. Working with a vision specialist, patients can choose the video processing algorithms that work best for them, including zoom in/out, contrast and color optimization, edge enhancement and brightness control.

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