OLED glasses enable the legally-blind to see

A US-based company called eSight developed new glasses that enable the legally-blind (also known as having low-vision) to see. The glasses use a sophisticated high-speed camera, patented video processing software and high quality OLED displays to project a real-time image.

Check out the video above (update: the video was removed and can no longer be shared) showing Kathy Bleitz who has been living with Stargardt disease (an inherited degenerative disease of the retina that leads to progressive vision loss). Kathy can only see fuzzy, wavy shapes, but using eSight she can see better and in the video she sees her baby for the first time.


eSight's product is currently in a prototype phase, but the company already sent out glasses to 140 people (for $15,000 each). The company is developing a new version that will be smaller and hopefully they will bring the price down to make it more affordable.


Posted: Jan 31,2015 by Ron Mertens


Their literature describes the device as using eMagin OLED displays