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These glasses literally let legally blind people see

These glasses literally let legally blind people see
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For decades, technology has promised to revolutionize the way humans live, and when you consider the impact of computers, the Internet, smartphones, tablets, worldwide communication and robotics, it's done just that.

It's also been a boon for people who have trouble with vision, hearing and similar challenges. Speech-to-text and text-to-speech technology, sound amplifiers, and even thought-controlled robotics are making great strides. And now, it's gotten even better for people who are legally blind.

A new product called eSight can restore vision to people who suffer from low vision (scientists are working on other ways to bring back sight in people with total vision loss). It's kind of like a hearing aid for your eyes.

eSight says the system can help people with:

  • Macular Degeneration
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Stargardt’s Disease
  • Ocular Albinism
  • Leber’s Hereditary Optic Neuropathy
  • Cone-Rod Dystrophy
  • Some forms of Glaucoma, Retinitis Pigmentosa

So, how does it work?

Next page: A full explanation, along with video of people using it
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