Eyedaptic Glasses for Macular Degeneration


Eyedaptic glasses optimize remaining vision for those with age-related macular degeneration and other low vision diseases.

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Eyedaptic Glasses for Macular Degeneration

Introducing Eyedaptic, the latest wearable technology for the visually impaired.  Eyedaptic’s EYE3 and EYE4 glasses optimize remaining vision for those with age-related macular degeneration and other low vision diseases.

How does Eyedaptic work?

Eyedaptic uses augmented reality and proprietary software to simulate natural vision.  Individuals with retina-related vision loss can experience greater independence using Eyedaptic’s hands-free viewing experience.

When you put on the glasses, a small embedded camera captures your surroundings, manipulates and enhances the pixels and re-displays the image.  The result?  You can now use your functional peripheral vision to its fullest potential.

While other low vision solutions focus solely on magnification within a limited field-of-vision, Eyedaptic’s software technology brings the entire image into view by optimizing your peripheral vision.  And unlike virtual reality wearables, EYE3 glasses are not fully enclosed, giving the user a better sense of their surroundings.

Eyedaptic products are developed in conjunction with leading ophthalmology retinal specialists, low vision optometrists and occupational therapists.

Eyedaptic Key Features

Choose from 3 Models

Eyedaptic is currently available in 3 models.  Learn more about each below.

  1. EYE3 – Premier model, entirely self-contained
  2. EYE4 – Includes a tethered cell phone to function as both a wearable and a handheld magnifier
  3. EYE4SE – Enhanced, lighter version of the EYE4, with an even better camera


The EYE3, Eyedaptic’s premier model, has three viewing modes.  Streamlined and simple-to-use, it is effectively one device for many varied tasks.

EYE3 by Eyedaptic

Use Autozoom to enlarge text to your most preferred size, an easy and efficient way to view text without the need for any gestures or controls.  In auto-mode, the device automatically refocuses depending on what you’re looking at, making EYE3 extremely easy and straightforward to operate.  Looking at something at distance, like a sign or restaurant menu, the device comes into focus.  When you shift your gaze to near, it automatically refocuses.

Image Stabilization provides the best image quality at higher magnification levels.  In Plain Zoom mode, you control uniform magnification in full-screen.

What’s more, the device is completely wireless and self-contained, and can be worn comfortably for extended periods.  You can move about freely and enjoy superior image quality with the high-resolution camera and display.

EYE3 Key Features

  • Three Viewing Modes
    • Autozoom, Image Stabilization, Plain Zoom
  • Contrast Enhancements
    • Black on White, White on Black, Edge Enhancement
  • Magnification up to 10x
  • 55-degree Field-of-View
  • Fits comfortably
  • 4+ hours continuous use


The Eyedaptic EYE4 uses Eyeswitch technology, allowing the user to take advantage of both the camera in the phone and glasses for 2-in-1 functionality of both a wearable visual aid and a handheld magnifier.

EYE4 Eyeswitch side view

Similar to traditional eyeglasses, EYE4 glasses are comfortable, discreet, and ultralightweight, weighing in at only 3 ounces.  Included with the purchase of an EYE4 is a dedicated, tethered cell phone providing an all-in-one user interface, image processing, and battery charging for the glasses.

The cell phone can also be used for magnification or distance viewing, such as watching TV.


EYE4 Key Features

  • Three Viewing Modes
    • Autozoom, Image Stabilization, Plain Zoom
  • Contrast Enhancements
    • Black on White, White on Black, Edge Enhancement
  • Ultralightweight (3 oz)
  • 5 MP Camera
  • Tethered to a cell phone (included)
  • 2-in-1 wearable/handheld magnifier
  • Dedicated cell phone provides power supply


Eyedaptic EYE4SE

EYE4SE is the latest model from Eyedaptic.  It is even lighter than the EYE4, weighing in at just under 3 ounces.  It also features enhanced image quality thanks to an 8 megapixel camera, and the battery life is extended from 1.5 hours to 2 hours.

The EYE4SE includes all the same benefits of the EYE4, functioning as both a wearable visual aid and a handheld magnifier with the included cell phone.  Here are the key enhancements of the newer model:

EYE4SE Key Enhancements

  • Even lighter (83 grams, or just under 3 oz)
  • 8 MP Camera
  • 2 hour extended battery life
  • No onscreen mouse cursor
  • More comfortable temperature (runs cooler than the EYE4)

What are people saying about Eyedaptic?

Users are able to return to activities they had given up due to vision loss.  As a result, they experience renewed independence and improved quality-of-life.

“This is amazing.  I haven’t read a newspaper or magazine in quite some time, maybe several years.  I mean I can actually read this magazine.  If this is what I’m going to get with these glasses I would actually start subscribing to newspapers again… I can read everything on the page.”

— Sam Newman, EYE3 User

“It’s almost as good as it used to be when I had perfect vision.  I’m not being slowed down… and Eyedaptic has given me that gift in letting me live my life to the fullest.”

— Brian, Eyedaptic user

“Patients often use multiple low vision devices for daily needs and this hands-free, wearable product combines many of those into just one device.”

— Rebecca Kammer, OD, PhD & Low Vision Specialist

Frequently Asked Questions about Eyedaptic

Who is Eyedaptic for?

Wearable technology has changed.  It is no longer just for the tech savvy crowd.  Easier to use, lighter, and more comfortable, Eyedaptic can be used by anyone suffering from central vision loss, at any age.

Glasses for macular degeneration - Eyedaptic EYE3

Eyedaptic is designed for anyone with central vision impairment due to retinal disease, specifically macular degeneration.  It can assist with a range of activities, such as:

  • Reading
  • Viewing signs
  • Shopping
  • Working at a computer
  • Watching TV
  • Interacting with others
  • Attending plays & concerts
  • Playing board games
  • Other activities of daily living

(Please note, Eyedaptic is not intended for driving, or for strenuous tasks such as biking or running.)

What happens if my vision loss worsens over time?

As Eyedaptic was designed specifically for people with deteriorating central vision, it adapts to your remaining functional vision over time.

How do I learn to use the device?

With the purchase of an Eyedaptic device, AdaptiVision will provide you with extensive, 1:1 live training and expert tech support.

In your training sessions, we will help you set-up your new device, customize your settings, and get familiar with using it.  Your training will be personalized to your goals for using the device.

We will help you get comfortable with the new technology, setting you up for success in meeting your goals.  Through graduated learning, you will easily become fluent on the device.  Should you need assistance or troubleshooting along the way, you can always contact us for additional training or technical support.

Training can be done remotely or in-person, depending on your location and comfort level.  For more information, please see our Game Change Guarantee.

What happens when the battery runs out?

The EYE3 comes with 2 hot swappable batteries for 4+ hours continuous use.  When your battery is running low, simply swap it out from the charging case.  No downtime, no fiddling with wires.

The EYE4 received a continuous charge from the dedicated cell phone that remains tethered to the glasses.

Can the device be worn outdoors?

Yes, Eyedaptic can be worn both indoors and outside.  It includes a brightness adjustment for ease-of-use in a variety of lighting conditions, including low light environments.

How much does Eyedaptic cost?

Eyedaptic glasses are available from AdaptiVision at the following prices:

  • EYE4: $1,999
  • EYE4SE: $2,750
  • EYE3: $5,950

Is my purchase protected?

Yes.  Your purchase includes a one-year manufacturer’s warranty on all software and hardware, in addition to our 30-day money back guarantee.*

*Please note, return fees apply to the EYE3/EYE4/EYE4SE devices. See Our Guarantee page for details.

Eyedaptic Specifications

  • Universal fit
  • 1080p display
  • 55-degree field-of-view
  • Over 4 hour battery life
  • Magnification up to 10x
  • Ultralightweight (3 oz)
  • Tethered to a cell phone (included) for battery charging
  • AutoZoom mode
  • Image stabilization
  • Contrast enhancement
  • 2-in-1 wearable and handheld magnifier
  • Even lighter than the EYE4 (83 grams, or just under 3 oz)
  • 8 MP Camera
  • 2 hour extended battery life
  • No onscreen mouse cursor
  • More comfortable temperature (runs cooler than the EYE4)
  • Works as a wearable and a handheld magnifier with the included cell phone
  • Is Eyedaptic right for you or your loved one?

    To find out if you’re a candidate for Eyedaptic, schedule a free, no-obligation low vision consultation.

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