eSight 4 is a clinically-validated, all-in-one wearable device for people with visual impairments. You can wear eSight glasses throughout the day, enjoying greater visual acuity and enhanced independence.
- eSight’s key features
- How eSight works
- How you can use eSight
- Common complaints about wearables
- Clinical validation
- eSight’s partnership with Gentex
- Cost of eSight
- Onboarding support & coaching
- eSight reviews
- Device specs
Low Vision Glasses for Macular Degeneration and More
Typically, eSight users have uncorrected visual acuity ranging from 20/60 to 20/800, and in some cases up to 20/1400 due to various eye conditions. Remarkably, many people achieve 20/20 visual acuity with eSight glasses.
If you suffer from one of the following eye conditions, we encourage you to try eSight, and discover firsthand what others have called a life-changing technology.
- Diabetic Retinopathy
- Macular Degeneration
- Ocular Albinism
- Optic Atrophy
- Retinopathy of Prematurity
- Retinitis Pigmentosa
- Retinal Detachment
- Stargardt’s Disease
“Immediately I was struck with the style and mobility of eSight 4. It’s truly a wireless device which could make activities outside of the home environment easier.”
– Allen Ische, 78 years old, retired, age related macular degeneration
Key Features of eSight Low Vision Glasses
With eSight, many legally blind people achieve 20/20 enhanced vision. Sight is restored and independence renewed thanks to the cutting-edge features of the eSight 4.
- Two high resolutions screens (one per eye) for full binocular vision
- Best-match camera and lens technology for superior image quality
- Advanced sensors, proprietary algorithms, and powerful processing resulting in highly accurate and precise visual information
- Adjustable pupillary and screen distance
- Wireless and hands-free with built-in controls
Additionally, eSight allows the user to maintain natural peripheral vision for 100% mobility retention. It also incorporates a patented bioptic tilt for clear vision in any situation.
How eSight works
Integrating a cutting-edge camera with smart algorithms and two high-resolution screens, eSight stimulates synaptic activity from the remaining photoreceptor function of your eyes. eSight glasses compensate for gaps in your field of view by maximizing the visual information provided to the brain.
What happens when you put on the eSight glasses? Let’s break it down into five steps.
- eSight’s high-definition built-in camera captures everything you are looking at.
- The glasses optimize and enhance the footage.
- The footage is shown in front of your eyes on two screens, in real time with extraordinary clarity.
- You use the built-in trackpad on the side of the glasses to control zoom and contrast with the touch of your finger.
- You can also use the wireless remote control or mobile app for even more advanced features, like mirroring your phone screen on your eSight, or showing others what you see using eSight.
Intuitively designed, eSight glasses are simple to use from the start. Additionally, you can enhance your skills and master advanced controls through free coaching and support, included with every purchase.
Check out this video demo to learn more about how eSight works.
Result of wearing eSight glasses
For most people, wearing eSight glasses results in dramatically improved vision, whether you are seeing near or far. Better vision means being able to see the faces of loved ones again, resuming favorite activities and hobbies, and enhancing your sense of independence and quality of life.
But, can you really wear eSight glasses all day?
Ergonomically designed with your comfort in mind, eSight glasses are lightweight and streamlined, with no weight on the nose. The device wraps around your head with a lined, adjustable halo comfort band. It can even be worn over prescription glasses.
Retain full mobility and enjoy enhanced vision while using eSight for all your activities throughout the day, including…
- Work or School
- Hobbies (Gardening, Cooking)
- Entertainment (Reading, Watching TV)
You can even view and control your computer screen or phone directly on your eSight, which is especially helpful in school and work settings. The device can be switched easily between indoor, outdoor, reading, TV & custom vision modes, allowing you to move fluidly through activities without skipping a beat.
eSight also helps you stay connected to your friends and loved ones. You can take photos and share them using your smartphone, and invite loved ones to see what you see while using eSight. Watching a movie with your family? You can stream movies from your TV or phone directly to your eSight glasses. Easy-swap rechargeable batteries mean you won’t have to worry about batteries running low while you go about your day.
eSight glasses address common complaints about wearables
In an article for the American Foundation for the Blind, author Steve Kelley notes some common complaints about wearables, including that they can be heavy and uncomfortable to wear, look like ski goggles or masks, get warm from the electronic gear, and are designed to use sitting down because they cover your eyes and peripheral vision necessary for safely walking around.
He also notes that eSight 4 addresses many of these common complaints through its well thought-out design. The glasses are lightweight and comfortable, with an adjustable halo band for a secure fit. When not in use, the visor can easily be pushed up and out of the way. Gear is streamlined and minimized through wireless controls, so the device does not get too warm. And, compared to other wearables, eSight looks less like a mask and more like traditional eyewear. With this minimalist design, the glasses do not completely cover the eyes, keeping peripheral vision available and preserving mobility.
Clinical validation for eSight low vision glasses
eSight 4 is a Class 1 medical device registered with the FDA. eSight low vision glasses improve distance acuity, reading performance, contrast sensitivity, and facial recognition. In clinical studies, patients demonstrated:
- A 7 line gain in distance acuity
- 100% mobility retention
- 12 letter contrast improvement
- Improved quality of life through more easily performing activities of daily living
In this video interview with Dr. Robert Devenyi, Head of the Division of Ophthalmology and Ophthalmologist-in-Chief and Co-Director of UHN’s Donald K. Johnson Eye Institute, Dr. Devenyi discusses the life-changing benefits of eSight glasses for low vision patients.
New partnership announcement
On January 3, 2022, eSight announced a new partnership with Gentex, a global automotive supplier for connected-car technologies and advanced electronic features that optimize driver vision. Gentex develops and manufactures millions of digital light sensors, imagers and custom cameras designed to help machines and people see better. eSight and Gentex are now working together to develop the next generation of assistive wearable technology for those with degenerative eyes diseases causing visual impairment. Ultimately, their goal is to provide scalability and affordability to low vision wearable technology, using advanced tech to expand production and improve access for all who suffer from vision loss.
“For decades, we’ve used our vision-related capabilities to deliver automotive products that enhance driving safety. We look forward to putting these same competencies to use with eSight as we join forces to help overcome vision loss from macular degeneration and other vision-related challenges.”
– Neil Boehm, Gentex vice president of engineering and chief technology officer
The regular price of the eSight 4 is $6,950. Currently, eSight 4 is on sale at AdaptiVision for $6,900.
eSight is easy!
With the purchase of an eSight 4, you will receive onboarding support, 5 live coaching sessions from the manufacturer, and lifetime automatic updates. You will be able to customize your experience and easily master advanced controls through graduated learning.Learn About Training & Support
Advanced settings include:
- Adjusting color, contrast and brightness settings (especially important for people with light sensitivity)
- Seeing tiny details with freeze, save, and 24x zoom
- Moving fluidly between watching TV, reading, going outdoors, and custom vision modes
- Choosing how to control your device, whether by using headset controls, a wireless remote, or the mobile app
With the eSight mobile app for Android and Apple devices, you can use your smartphone to manage preferences and updates on your eSight device. Plus:
- Save photos and videos taken with your eSight to your phone
- Watch video from your phone directly on your eSight
- View your phone screen on your eSight, with the ability to freeze, focus, zoom, and more
- Invite friends and family to see what you see using eSight and customize your experience
eSight Glasses Reviews
Users are raving about the eSight 4 smart glasses. Here are some of their favorite features.
“The physical design of the hardware may be one of my favorite designs of a wearable device so far.”
– Sam Seavey, The Blind Life
“Visual clarity is the most notable change in the upgrade to eSight 4. eSight 4 offers dramatically improved screen resolution, vibrant and crystal clear colors, and exceptional auto-focus capabilities. When you look at things, the view is projected clearly, immediately.”
– Roger Deo, eSight wearer since 2016, 39 years old, entrepreneur, myopia
Here is a short video testimonial from an artist who lost her sight due to Stargardt’s disease.
“It’s completely live in time when you’re walking. There is no lag.”
– Casey Greer, How Casey Sees It
Simple to use
“Getting started with eSight 4 is easy for someone with a visual impairment. It includes voice prompts and onboarding videos to guide you through the short set-up, and it teaches you all the basic functions so you are confident to begin using it on your own.”
– Jason Osborne, eSight wearer since 2015, 41 years old, Stargardt’s disease
“I like the zoom, all the functions, the filters, the modes, and I like how customizable everything is.”
– Carrie Morales, Live Accessible
“I can watch a video right in my eSight. It’s broadcasting. It’s pretty cool!”
– Steve Saylor, Blind Gamer
Seeing loved ones
“I was just mind blown to actually be watching Netflix with my kids… I was actually able to see my son waving at me. Who can say that? Who can see their son waving at them for the first time?”
“I was able to see detail on my husband and kids’ faces that I haven’t seen in 15 years.”
“There were less gaps in interactions with my children. Less gaps in me understanding what was going on around me. I feel like I would pay the cost for a device like this.”
– Leah Fanning, Ability Mom of 2
eSight 4 Glasses – Specifications
Low Vision Device Specifications
- Streamlined visor with adjustable arms fits over prescription glasses
- Adjustable halo band comfortably and securely fits children and adults
- Patented bioptic tilt adjusts between +35° to -10°
- 2 rechargeable lithium-ion batteries, each up to 3 hours of continuous use
- 256 GB storage 3 integrated speakers
- Built-in flashlight
- System acuity > 20/20
- 2 dual independent 1280X960 high-resolution OLED color screens
- 18 MP camera for stunning clarity paired with best-fit lenses
- Advanced software auto-focus, image stabilization, and personalization options
- Adjustable inter-pupil distance
- Diagonal 37.5° field of view
Connectivity and Controls
- Touchpad and menu control integrated into headset
- Wireless remote and Web account controls
- Android® and Apple® mobile apps
- Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and HDMI connectivity
- eCast and eMirror with the eSight mobile apps
- eSupport and Shared Accounts
- Automatic cloud-based software updates
Gentex Corporation. (2022, January 3). Gentex Announces Partnership With eSight To Develop Next Generation Digital Eyewear. GlobeNewswire News Room. https://www.globenewswire.com/news-release/2022/01/03/2359996/32299/en/Gentex-Announces-Partnership-With-eSight-To-Develop-Next-Generation-Digital-Eyewear.html
Kelley, S. (2020, November). The New eSight 4 Wearable. The American Foundation for the Blind. Retrieved March 11, 2022, from https://www.afb.org/aw/21/11/17299