Technology designed for self-driving cars is now being applied to help low vision individuals see as close to normal as possible. A project, led by Ocutech, Inc. a developer of vision-enhancing devices for the visually impaired, in collaboration with the engineering firm Image Quality Labs and ESPROS Photonics AG, has created the world’s only self-focusing bioptic telescopes. Bioptic telescopes allow visually impaired individuals to magnify objects making them easier to see, similar to the use... READ MORE.
My first experience with the new 4x Falcon autofocus bioptic telescope brought tears to my eyes– tears of joy. It has been only a dream for so many years, for patients, and for prescribers, and now it’s here! It provides a seamless transition in focus from 13 inches to optical infinity and anywhere in between. Since it is an autofocus OPTICAL system, it feels like normal vision magnified through a telescope. It is much more natural than any of the head borne video magnification systems. The Falcon helps people feel more connected to the world beyond the limitations of their visual impairment. Also, it is astonishingly easy to fit and prescribe. The cost is very competitive to that of the head borne video systems, and it’s so much better! Ocutech continues to bring great advances in technology to the practice of low vision rehabilitation, concentrating on the so important area of distance vision enhancement.... READ MORE.
Hello from Ocutech! It’s been a while since we have had a chance to post and we are excited to get back into sharing stories about low vision patients from around the world. In this interview, we touch on several of aspects of Patrick’s life including how his parents raised him to look past his eye condition and embrace the world for everything it has to offer. We discuss wearing assistive devices in public and... READ MORE.
Ocutech is proud to announce that Dr. Gary Asano, OD, FAAO has been appointed as Ocutech’s first independent professional consultant. In this new professional role, Dr. Asano will advise and assist low vision clinicians in California and the Pacific Northwest as they incorporate Ocutech’s state-of-the-art bioptic telescopic devices for the visually impaired into their practices. Dr. Henry Greene, OD, FAAO, co-founder and president of Ocutech announced the appointment. “We are thrilled to have a clinician... READ MORE.
Ocutech, Inc., the developer of state-of-the-art bioptic telescopes for the visually impaired, announces the introduction of its new VES Falcon Autofocus Bioptic Telescope to be represented in Canada by Eschenbach Optik. The Falcon is the next generation of the world’s only autofocusing bioptic telescope for the visually impaired. The Falcon’s advanced technology provides low vision patients with the most natural, hands-free magnified vision possible. Wearers will be able to see clearly and effortlessly, allowing them... READ MORE.
Learn about the latest updates in medical and genetic treatments for retinal disorders, the availability of visual aid devices for respective varying conditions and get the answers to all your low vision questions. More than four million Americans over the age of 40 are visually impaired, and that population is estimated to nearly double by 2030. To call attention to visual impairment, the National Eye Institute marks Low Vision Awareness Month every February to highlight... READ MORE.
Losing one’s drivers license or never being eligible for one because of reduced vision is undoubtedly a bummer. There are ways to get around without driving yourself, but the independence and enhanced quality of life one gains from being able to drive (not to mention the ‘right of passage’ of a driver’s license for teenagers) is hard to argue. Most US states have adopted bioptic driving laws, allowing individuals with a certain acuity and degree... READ MORE.
If you haven’t heard the news, Ocutech released its newest and highly anticipated VES-Falcon Autofocus Bioptic at the end of 2018. It is the only autofocusing bioptic in the world and the closest thing to magnified natural vision. Because of high demand and limited supply, only a handful of low vision patients have been able to purchase the Falcon. Pastor Robert Parrish of Raleigh, NC is one of those individuals recently fitted with the VES-Falcon... READ MORE.
After migrating to the United States, Karina was an intern for the Braille Institute of America. Currently, she works as a full-time receptionist and uses her bioptic daily for clerical tasks that require a significant amount of reading. Karina prefers her Ocutech bioptics over other devices such as hand-held magnifiers because of the versatility and efficiency that comes with the ability to seamlessly move between viewing an object up-close and at a distance, such as reading a book and then looking up at a computer screen.... READ MORE.