seeBOOST is a pair of prescription glasses with a small, lightweight device fitted onto the lens of the eye with better vision. seeBOOST utilizes scientifically proven techniques for improving functional vision of persons coping with AMD.
seeBOOST contains a number of critical design features that are important for creating the most benefit for persons with central vision loss
Continue to use your peripheral vision while benefiting from central vision improvement. No motion sickness or headaches.
Wear it comfortably and benefit continuously, just like regular prescription glasses
Benefit from automatic enhancements making what you're looking at easier to see
Easily set the magnification level to work with any task, such as reading, watching TV doing a craft, or playing a game
Improve your vision for tasks at any distance
Only one button to learn
Weighs less than 1 ounce
Socially engage with friends and family in a natural way
Best-in-class training, support and service plan
Your seeBOOST is attached on the outside of the prescription lens directly in front of your better eye. You can use your good peripheral vision to see to the left and right of the device, as well as use your other eye. This keeps you fully engaged in your environment, and you don't lose depth perception. seeBOOST does not completely cover the aided eye, allowing others to interact with you naturally.
seeBOOST is optimally designed for central vision loss, in particular AMD and DR. We have consulted with low vision optometrists, retinal ophthalmologists, leading university researchers, and most importantly, AMD and DR patients to make the best product for a specific disease, rather than try to improve vision for every category of low vision.
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We improve the better aided eye's central vision and we allow the other unaided eye's good peripheral vision to remain completely unobstructed. The brain quickly adapts to using the better image in your central vision (from the aided eye) for detail tasks, while maintaining peripheral and depth perception using both eyes' unobstructed vision. This is similar to people who get monovision contact lenses, one eye for far and one eye for near vision.
Conversely, if we also try to improve the worse eye there is little, if any, additional perceived benefit for persons with AMD or DR. A bi-ocular or binocular system has all the negatives without the positives. Extra size and weight is wasted, possibly resulting in headaches and nausea, and requires uncomfortable head straps. More importantly, you lose peripheral vision and natural eye contact with others.