Time magazine has named eSight one of the best inventions in 2017. After years of challenging work, and millions of dollars, the company was able to develop electronic glasses that actually allowed the blind to see. Inspired by his two blind sisters, the founder had decided to use his engineering skills to find a solution they could live with.
The organization believes that everyone deserves to see. This technology has the capability of changing millions of individual lives across the world. It will allow for mobility and freedom and for each person to experience those momentous moments when they can see their loved ones faces, their peers, and a whole new way to virtually see life.
“For eSight to receive this recognition from Time is a wonderful affirmation of the breakthrough work we do on a daily basis to Make Blindness History,” says Dr. Brian Mech, president and CEO of eSight. “I have dedicated my entire career to engineering sight-enabling technologies, so I can say with some authority that eSight’s world-class lab is the largest and most advanced, anywhere in the world, that specializes exclusively in developing clinically-validated medical devices that allow the legally blind to actually see and be independently mobile.”
eSight will work on individuals with low vision, and who are legally blind. People who are legally blind have an acuity of 20/200 or poorer in their better eye. Low vision is another term often used, referring to people who have an acuity of 20/70 or poorer in their better eye. The eyes are very complex organs and there are many eye conditions that can cause blindness or low vision.
“Words cannot express how much I love this technology, and how much it has changed my personal, and professional life,” says Scott Reese, a legally blind working professional and wearer of eSight. “I can fully see the detailed expressions on my coworkers’ faces. I can navigate my office with complete independence, and use my computer, applications and smartphone with ease. eSight does so much more than just enhance my vision; it gives me unprecedented mobility in my job, and in virtually all facets of my everyday life.”
The company has seen tremendous amounts of interest from companies wishing to help their blind employees to schools wanting to give the gift of sight to students. Time magazine has aptly named eSight for being one of the best inventions in 2017.