ESight 3, the visor for people with severe vision impairment. Photo

It is a particular device designed for those people considered as legally blind, and in the future it could be inserted in glasses or contact lenses

A visor can change the world. No, we're not talking about virtual reality and the like but the eSight 3, a particular device, equipped with a camera with high-resolution screens and optical prisms, that helps people considered as legally blind to see again. It sounds like a science fiction movie but it's reality.

The device is a visor of the latest generation that thanks to the use of special cameras presents to the person with severe vision problems clear and sharp images, giving the possibility to interact with the world in a totally autonomous way in any situation. It is a clear example of how today's accessibility problems can be, in part, solved through the use of technology. And this is an increasingly important topic that is attracting the interest of large companies such as Apple and Microsoft. Since it is not a drug and does not require surgery, anyone with severe vision problems can try eSight 3.

eSight: who it is for

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Of course, the viewer is not suitable for all types of severe vision diseases. It is particularly suitable for individuals who have suffered macular degeneration or for those who have suffered significant visual impairment as a result of diabetes. However, it still does not work to its full potential for those who have glaucoma. In these cases, the damage to the retina may be greater than eSight can fix. Experts say, however, that the device has a 50 percent chance of success in serious vision diseases.

How it's used and what its future will be

The liquid lens technology inside the chamber has a lightning-fast focus, less than a millisecond. Almost the same as that of the human eye. eSight is called 3 because it is the third version of the device that in recent times has made great strides. The company that makes it would like to turn it into a simple pair of smart glasses, or a pair of contact lenses of the latest generation. And many are convinced that they will be able to do it in 5 to 10 years at the latest.

To better manage the device, people with serious vision problems are also equipped with a controller to adjust images, zoom, contrast and even light in low light.

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