UK distributor confirmed for device that helps visually impaired "see"

eSight spectacles to be launched at 100% Optical

11 Jan 2017 by Emily McCormick

Zeiss advertAssociated Optical has announced its appointment as the UK’s exclusive distributor of eSight Eyewear.

eSight Eyewear is an electronic pair of spectacles that aims to supports visually impaired people by enhancing their vision. The technology will be launched during 100% Optical, which takes place at London’s ExCeL Exhibition Centre on 4–6 February.

The device (pictured) consists of a headset with a hidden prescription lens frame, and a hand-held controller. It includes a live camera that sends a video stream to the controller, which can be used by the wearer to make images easier to see.

The controller can be used to zoom in on details up to 14 times their original size, allowing wearers to see a far-away object or read something up close.

Founded in 2006 by a Canadian entrepreneur who felt that there was a gap in the market for a low-vision device to support visually impaired people globally, the company has attracted more than £12m of investment to create the spectacles.

Speaking about appointing a UK distributor, president and CEO of eSight, Brain Mech, said: “Appointing Associated Optical as our exclusive UK distributor was an obvious choice. We have been truly inspired by the impact our product has made on the lives of people living with low vision and we can’t wait to see the reaction at 100% Optical, where eSight will be formally launched in the UK.”

Watch a video about eSight below.

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