NH Association for the Blind selected as Regional Clinical Assessment Partner by eSight
Concord, NH – September 15, 2016: The New Hampshire Association for the Blind has been chosen by eSight, a Toronto based firm, as their Regional Clinical Assessment Partner for their innovative, wearable, electronic, assistive technology designed specifically for individuals with low vision. As a partner NH Association for the Blind will serve as a regional provider of product demonstrations, client assessments, and training using its staff of occupational therapists and vision rehabilitation specialists.
eSight Eyewear dramatically improves visual acuity for many individuals who have experienced significant vision loss (from 20/200 to 20/1200), in some cases improving visual acuity to near 20/20. This high-tech digital device enhances whatever the user is looking at to maximize the effectiveness of remaining vision. eSight Eyewear is having life-changing impacts for many people with low vision.
“This device offers the potential to significantly improve quality of life for many young people and adults who have low vision, helping them gain and maintain employment, excel in school and increase their connections with friends, colleagues and loved ones;” says David Morgan President & CEO of the NH Association for the Blind.
“We are thrilled to partner with the McGreal Sight Center at the New Hampshire Association for the Blind to bring eSight Eyewear to their facilities. This partnership offers strong support for the low vision and legally blind community throughout New England,” said Taylor West, Vice President of Outreach and Advocacy for eSight.
eSight Eyewear uses a high-resolution camera and projects a real-time enhanced image onto two OLED screens built into the glasses. eSight wearers have been able to return to work, been mainstreamed in school, and resumed activities that they were previously forced to abandon.
Headquartered at the McGreal Sight Center in Concord, the New Hampshire the Association for the Blind was founded in 1912, with the mission to advance the independence of persons who are blind and visually impaired. Over the last 105 years, the Association has grown to offer a complete range of specialized professional education and vision rehabilitation services that help babies, children, adults, and elders who have little to no vision to obtain access to a full range of services. The Association is the only private, nonprofit provider of statewide, comprehensive direct vision rehabilitation and educational services throughout the state of NH for persons of all ages who are blind or visually impaired.
For more information on the New Hampshire Association for the Blind’s programs and services, call 603-224-4039 or visit www.sightcenter.org.
Headquartered in Toronto Canada, eSight Corporation is a technology firm that designs and manufactures electronic glasses for people with low vision. The glasses employ leading-edge technologies in cameras, optics, displays, and image processing; enabling people to see their environment with a level of detail that’s typically not been possible for years, or even decades.
For more information about the eSight product call 1-855-837-4448 or visit www.esighteyewear.com