SightMate is a portable lightweight low vision aid system. The video magnifier is worn like eyeglasses and helps optimizing residual peripheral vision.
The SightMate LV920 vision tool can help approximately 40 to 60 percent of patients improve their visual acuity, and hence their quality of life. Tests have demonstrated that people with a 20/70 to 20/200 acuity in their better eye have been able to increase their reading and distance acuity to the range of 20/20 to 20/40 using their remaining peripheral vision while wearing the SightMate. SightMate improves the visual acuity of individuals with central vision loss by allowing them to magnify images or text and pan across it. The magnified images or text are viewed by vision that has not been lost to disease.
By a combination of edge detection, contrast enhancement and optical zoom, SightMate can also assist people with Diabetic Retinopathy or Glaucoma who have suffered a gradual loss over the entire vision field.
The SightMate LV920 ($3,499) will be available soon (pre-orders are open).