A new way to read books, enjoy television and even surf the internet could be on the horizon thanks to US company IrisVision.
The tech company have developed a brand new product called IrisVision Live which is a virtual reality headset that you wear to improve poor vision.
The new IrisVision Live glasses offer hope to those with eye conditions including macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, retinitis pigmentosa, stargarts and glaucoma by improving the remaining vision that you have.
There are lots of interesting features packed into the device including:
- Live view modes
- Extra-wide field of view
- Take photos and view later
- Stream YouTube videos
- Use IrisVision Assistant
- New reading assistant using OCR technology
Most people may be unsure if this would work for them so the company is offering a 30-day risk free trial to test them out. The price is $2495 USD and ships from 11th February.
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