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Fife independent partners with OxSight

Ferrier & MacKinnon will provide services for OxSight ‘Prism’ glasses to patients with low vision conditions

Ferrier & MacKinnon will provide services for OxSight ‘Prism’ glasses to patients with low vision conditions

Fife-based independent optometrists Ferrier & MacKinnon has become the first Scottish clinical partner of low vision glasses company, OxSight.

The opticians will provide fitting and prescription services, as well as training and local support for the new OxSight ‘Prism’ glasses.

Optometrist at the independent, Charles MacKinnon, said that the team at Ferrier & MacKinnon would be able to fit optional corrective lenses to tailor the glasses to each customer’s prescription.

OxSight ‘Prism’ glasses are designed to enable people who experience tunnel vision and other low vision conditions to enhance their existing vision.

The device uses intelligent image interpretation algorithms and micro-OLED displays to bring images into the field of view for the user.

Consultant optometrist and clinical lead at OxSight, Daniel Crown, said: “As soon as we place the glasses onto a patient, we can instantly see a smile growing. It’s at that point you know you have made a difference to a patient's life, that moment itself is priceless.”

OxSight is developing clinical partnerships with practices across the UK and Europe and currently provides support to optometrists in London, Oxford and Manchester.

Pictured is Graeme Shield from Ferrier and Mackinnon Optometrists with 90-year-old patient John Hutchinson, who now wears OxSight ‘Prism’ glasses after he started to lose his vision and become more reliant on his guide dog, Bracken.