The Canadian-based company eSight Corp introduced its first-generation, high-tech vision enhancement glasses in 2013. The original eSight, which improved both close-up and distance vision for the visually impaired, was followed by eSight 2 in 2015 and eSight 3 in 2017. The company has recently announced the launch of eSight 4, which further improves visual clarity and provides brand new cloud-based capabilities.
Fans of Star Trek: The Next Generation will easily see the similarity between eSight electronic eyewear and the visor worn by Lt. Geordi LaForge. That character had ports embedded in his temples, through which his visor communicated directly with his brain, but eSight 4 doesn’t require skull surgery. Instead, the device uses a high-definition camera, high-resolution screens, and advanced algorithms to enhance the function of the user’s existing field of vision.
The fourth-generation updates make it easier to move around while wearing the device; it’s also more comfortable for all-day use. Improvements to the auto-focus feature, maximum brightness, and onboard controls make vision sharper, clearer, and more detailed. Users can adjust the zoom, focus, and contrast, or utilize customized viewing modes that fit their personal needs.
eSight 4 integrates with new mobile apps through its cloud-based system. An eSight 4 wearer can use the app to securely share what they see with family members or providers. They can view their phone or tablet screen on their eSight device, watch videos, and freeze or zoom in and out using the device controls. Users can also capture photos or videos with their eSight 4 and share them with others via the app.
People with low vision or legal blindness who use eSight 4 can expect a better view of faces, signs, computers, movies, TV, reading material, and more. The device supports 20 different eye conditions, including macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and Stargardt disease. eSight 4 is currently available through authorized distributors and on the company website.