Eyedaptic Glasses for Macular Degeneration
Eyedaptic specializes in lightweight, augmented reality (AR) wearable technology for the visually impaired. Eyedaptic’s 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.
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, Eyedaptic 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 2 Models
Eyedaptic is currently available from AdaptiVision in 2 models. Learn more about each below.
- NEW! EYE5 – Lightweight model with excellent image quality, a facial detection feature, and an extended battery life
- EYE3 – Premier model, entirely self-contained
Check out this EYE5 video demo with low vision assistive technology expert Charlie Collins.
The EYE5 is the latest model from Eyedaptic featuring a high-resolution, 8-megapixel camera for excellent image quality. The EYE5 is extremely lightweight, weighing in at less than 3 ounces. The EYE5 functions as both a wearable visual aid and a handheld magnifier with the included cell phone. The cell phone, which handles image processing and battery charging, is tethered to the glasses for vision-enhancing use. EYE5 glasses offer the user a discreet and comfortable, 2-in-1 solution with powerful, easy-to-use EyeSwitch technology.
Notably, EYE5 has an extended battery life of up to three hours for longer wearability. It also incorporates a new Facial Detection feature to help see family and friends.
Here are EYE5’s key features:
- Weighing in at less than 3 oz. for complete comfort and cosmetic appearance
- High-resolution 8 MP Camera
- Up to 3 hour extended battery life
- All-in-one user interface for easy control
- Facial detection to help see friends and loved ones
- AutoZoom Mode for viewing text
- Contrast Enhancement Controls for enhancing images
- 2-in-1 wearable and handheld magnifier
The EYE3, Eyedaptic’s premier model, has three viewing modes. Streamlined and simple-to-use, it is effectively one device for many varied tasks.
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
What are people saying about Eyedaptic?
Wearing Eyedaptic glasses, users enjoy a wide variety of everyday activities, even those they may have previously given up due to vision loss. As a result, they experience renewed independence and improved quality-of-life. Here is an interview with EYE5 user, Elizabeth Baker.
When asked how the EYE5 glasses most benefit her, Elizabeth remarks:
“Reading the mail, reading kids’ homework assignments when they come home, as well as it’s the first time I’ve been able to see my husband or my kids’ faces in detail, which has been amazing… I used to sit on the sidelines of their soccer games and have no idea which kid was mine. And now I can actually wear those [EYE5 glasses] and I can the kids and [watch them] play.”
— Elizabeth Baker, physical therapist, mom, Paralympian, and EYE5 user
“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.
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:
- Viewing signs
- Working at a computer
- Watching TV
- Interacting with others
- Attending plays, concerts, and sporting events
- 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 EYE5 model receives a continuous charge from the dedicated cell phone that remains tethered to the glasses.
Can the device be worn outdoors?
How much does Eyedaptic cost?
Eyedaptic glasses are available from AdaptiVision at the following prices:
- EYE5: $3,750
- EYE3: $6,995
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 & EYE5 devices. See Our Guarantee page for details.
- Universal fit
- 1080p display
- 55-degree field-of-view
- Over 4 hour battery life
- Magnification up to 10x
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.Get Answers