CET and skills guides

Study and gain CET points through OT’s online CET exams, and access archived CET, CPD articles and skills guides in our education library

Find out more

Science and vision

News and features about the latest scientific developments and advances in optometry, ophthalmology and eye medicine

Find out more

Professional support

News and features about the latest developments relating to professional support from across optics. This includes updates from optical organisations such as the AOP and the GOC

Find out more


Explore the latest UK and global jobs in the optical sector for optometrists, dispensing opticians and more

Find out more

OrCam adds voice command technology in update

The new software enables users to issue commands to the device, as well as use new languages and connect via Bluetooth

OrCam MyEye

OrCam has introduced voice command technology to its MyEye 2 and MyReader 2 devices in its latest software update that includes Bluetooth connectivity and additional languages.

Blind and visually impaired users of the visual aid device can now issue commands, such as ‘Tell time,’ Speak slower’ and ‘Speak faster,’ to access and change menu options more easily.

Other new features include Bluetooth connectivity and the addition of French and Spanish to the languages settings.

In August, OrCam introduced barcode recognition software and it now includes a barcode learning mode for users to save barcodes that are not already included in its database.

OrCam user, Ian White, said that the new Bluetooth function enables his to connect the device to his headphones.

“I love being able to use the device without people around me noticing, as it just looks as though I’m wearing headphones. With Bluetooth, my OrCam MyEye is even more discreet than before, and it’s easier to use in public places, like reading the departure board at the station,” he shared.   

The new software is available to all existing OrCam users and is downloaded automatically when the device is connected to WiFi.