Sneak Peak at Cutting Edge Technology that Enables the Visually Impaired to See Clearly


Blind man led by seeing eye dogAccording to data published by the World Health Organization in August 2014, 285 million people are visually impaired worldwide, of which 39 million are blind. About 82% of individuals diagnosed with blindness are 50 years old and above, while cataracts remain the leading cause of blindness in middle- and low-income countries. Finally, the W.H.O. estimates that 80% of all visual impairment can be prevented or helped.

If you know of or provide care for a friend or family member who is either legally blind or has been coping with sub-optimal vision, what do you think their reaction would be if they gained the ability to see their world clearly?

Next month I’ve made arrangements to attend a demonstration of an advanced piece of eyewear specifically designed for the legally blind and visually impaired. A week before the event, I will publish a product summary and review provided by the manufacturer.

Reference

Visual impairment and blindness
World Health Organization
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One Response to “Sneak Peak at Cutting Edge Technology that Enables the Visually Impaired to See Clearly”

  1. k osafo-gyimah Says:

    Highly interested in follow-up.

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