Cosmo Moore was born with optic nerve atrophy, a genetic condition that causes varying levels of vision impairment. The condition rendered him legally blind with 20/400 vision, making it difficult for him to visually recognize details in everyday life. He could not recognize faces, drive, or read normal-sized text more than an inch away from his face.
But now there’s hope. For Cosmo and others with vision impairment, a device called eSight restores sight, as well as their confidence and independence.
eSight electronic glasses for the visually impaired record live and display live footage on two high-resolution screens directly in front of the wearer’s eyes. The technology optimizes the video to trigger an increased reaction from the user’s eye, enabling them to see better. Custom options include zooming, 24X magnification, and changing the contrast, focus, and color setting of the video.
A Clearer View
The results can make a significant difference for individuals living with conditions including glaucoma, macular degeneration, and cataracts to name just a few.
The biggest impact for Cosmo has been on his interactions with his son.
“Before eSight, reading to my four-year-old son was difficult and a bummer,” he shares with Parentology. “It was no fun for him when I’d have to hold the book an inch from my face and he couldn’t see the pictures. And it hurt me when he would bring me a book with small text and I’d have to tell him to pick out another one. Now I can comfortably read anything to him.”
Cosmo, who is a stay at home dad and middle school football coach, also shares that eSight has allowed him to supervise his son’s play at a normal distance and not feel like he is intruding on his personal space.
What Sets eSight Apart
Cosmo has used other glasses for the visually impaired and says eSight is the most well rounded visual aid of its kind. The device allows for full mobility while in use, has more custom applications, a bulk-free design, and provides coaches to help users get started.
Cosmo is now an eSight coach himself. He has helped more than 180 people between the ages of 5 and 93 get familiarized with the product. He applauds the company for the accessibility and transparency enjoyed between trained coaches and new users. Cosmo explains that if any of his clients have a question he is an email or phone call away. No automated phone calls, or being bounced from one customer care representative to the next.
The Cost of Visual Freedom
At a starting cost of nearly $6,000, the eSight electronic glasses are not an inexpensive buy. But the company wants to make it easy and accessible for all those with vision impairment to enjoy a more independent lifestyle.
To start, the $6,000 price tag is already a reduction from its original price of $9,500. The company also offers an interest free payment plan, as well as fundraising advice. And, for individuals living with vision problems, the eSight device may prove to be well worth the investment.
Quality time with his son, less anxiety when interacting with others, and being able to better enjoy outings with his family are the moments that make it worth it for Cosmo. In his own words, eSight gives him “a very cool feeling.”
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