The Optometric Minute

New Artificial Intelligence Help for Low Vision Patients

Jan. 3, 2018

OrCam Technologies has launched the next generation OrCam MyEye 2.0 assistive technology device. The device empowers people who are blind, partially sighted, and have reading difficulties to achieve increased independence. Bryan Wolynski, OD, describes how he works with OrCam to improve the lives of low vision patients, who, in turn, become brand advocates for his practice and low-vision specialty. Interview by Andrew Karp, Group Editor, VM and 20/20 Lenses & Technology.

Wirelss Unit Connects Magnetically to Eyewear
Vital Information to Enable Independent Living

ONE UNIT. This improved low vision device comes in one unit with no separate battery pack and no wires. It is more discreet and easy to use.

EASILY CONNECTED. The unit magnetically attaches to eyeglass frames.

ADAPTS TO VISION CHANGES. Device should not be dependent on the level of the patient’s vision loss, or the type of eye disease they have.

LET PATIENT DEMO IT. Let low vision patient experience first-hand how the device can help them.

BRING SURROUNDINGS TO LIFE. Device should make the surroundings of the low vision patient immediately apparent and understandable.

HELP READING. Should be able to automatically read aloud any text placed in front of patient.

REGAIN INDEPENDENCE. Device should enable patient to “read” mail, school books, computer screens, and other materials where they encounter the written word.

ENABLE DAILY TASKS. The technological help should make it possible for the patient to go to the grocery store, do other shopping, and do their job on their own.

 

Click HERE to watch two more videos in which Dr. Wolynski discusses how he helps his low-vision patients.


Bryan Wolynski , OD,
is the owner of Glasses on First Inc. in New York, NY.

Andrew Karp is Group Editor, Lenses & Technology, for VM and 20/20 at Jobson Medical Information. To contact: akarp@jobson.com

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