VisionSim provides a new way to see eye diseases

Did you know that sight loss is one of the highest ranked fear by aging adults? For many people experiencing sight loss, there’s no way to fully show what one can expect over time on a smartphone. Until now.

Braille Institute’s VisionSim FREE app for the iPhone was designed to foster understanding and compassion for the millions of people affected by leading eye conditions.

VisionSim was developed to allow people with healthy vision to experience the world through the eyes of a person experiencing one of four degenerative eye diseases: macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma and cataracts.

Using touch-screen controls, the user can select one of the four simulators to replicate the symptoms of that particular disease. The application uses the device camera to allow the user to see the world through digital filters simulating the symptoms and experience of the disease. Using sliding touch-screen controls, the user can manipulate the severity of the symptoms.

The real-time still images can be saved by the camera and stored for later review in the image gallery, or to be shared.

The application also provides basic information on each of the eye diseases including symptoms, causes and treatments. The user can also access Braille Institute’s website or contact Braille Institute directly via email for more information.

Read more about VisionSim here on Braille Institute’s website:

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