3 sets the gold standard for the most sophisticated low vision glasses
of its kind anywhere in the world, enabling the legally blind to
actually see, be mobile and independently carry out virtually all
Activities of Daily Living.
eSight 3 is an engineering breakthrough that allows the legally blind to
actually see in the same manner that sighted people see. With eSight 3,
those who are legally blind or who are living with low vision can now
experience a dramatically improved quality of life, and can
independently engage in many professional, academic, or personal
activities the way the sighted can. Significantly, eSight 3 is an
all-in-one, wearable, hands-free solution that provides sight without
the need for any surgery.
Dr. Brian Mech, PhD, President and CEO of eSight, said: "eSight 3 is a
game-changer for the legally blind. My entire career has been spent
engineering sight-enabling technologies, so I can say with some
authority that eSight's world-class lab is the largest and best
engineering team, anywhere in the world, that specializes exclusively in
developing medical devices that allow the legally blind to actually see
and be mobile."
Dr. Robert Devenyi, MD, Chief Ophthalmologist at Toronto's University
Health Network, said: "One of the many ingenious features of eSight 3 is
that it simultaneously increases the central field of view of sight
while preserving full access to peripheral vision, providing the best of
both worlds: unprecedented mobility and high-acuity central vision."
Ms. Yvonne Felix, one of eSight's earliest users, said: "I was diagnosed
with Stargardt Disease after being hit by a car at the age of seven. For
over 25 years, I lived without any useful sight. I will never forget the
day I tried an early prototype of eSight three years ago. That was the
first time I saw my husband and two sons."
"eSight has literally transformed my life. I can now independently do
virtually all Activities of Daily Living (ADLs). In addition to taking
care of my family, I work fulltime, independently doing all of the
things most people take for granted -- commuting on a train, flying on
planes, attending conferences, leading meetings, and giving speeches. I
even compete in golf tournaments. I no longer receive government
disability payments. Instead, I proudly pay taxes."
"eSight 3 is a quantum leap forward, even from the previous version of
the technology that transformed my life 3 years ago. eSight 3 not only
provides me with dramatically improved sight, it is much smaller,
lighter, cooler looking and very comfortable to wear. I can wear it all
day. I can even use its Wi-Fi and HDMI capabilities to stream digital
content, or send pictures and videos. I simply cannot imagine my life
without eSight 3."
3 is more affordable than ever before. In addition to a reduction in
price, eSight is excited to announce the launch of its new Affordability
Program which will help the legally blind to identify funding for eSight
regardless of their ability to pay.
Ms. Felix continued: "With an unemployment rate of 70% for legally blind
individuals, eSight is financially out of reach for far too many. That
is why I am so very proud of eSight for making the device much less
expensive, and for launching an Affordability Program to help the
legally blind identify funding for eSight 3, including: discounts for
clinical study participation for those who may qualify, low or
no-interest payment plans, tax credits, government support programs,
corporate job placements, philanthropic donations and crowdsourcing
"One day, society will recognize the economic justification and social
justice of providing a medical device like eSight 3 to the legally
blind, at no cost to them. Until then, eSight's Affordability Program
will do its best to ensure that legally blind and low vision users can
obtain the device, regardless of their ability to pay."