12-Jan-23 | News

How eSight Go is giving people their vision back

A woman using esight reading with a little girl

The innovative wearable assistive device or electronic glasses can help people with significant central vision loss and legal blindness achieve up to 20/20 enhanced vision. eSight Go glasses are lightweight, sleek, and comfortable, seamlessly moving with you from indoor, routine activities to outdoor, physical environments. A small, high-speed, high-definition camera captures everything you are looking at.

Thoughtfully crafted to move seamlessly through the day, from reading to activities indoors and out

  • Wireless and hands-free device with built-in controls
  • Incorporates natural peripheral vision for 100% mobility retention
  • The lightweight design allows for the glasses to be worn throughout your day
  • Innovative easy-swap rechargeable batteries: each with up to 3 hours of continuous use


  • Sleek design has the appearance of sunglasses
  • Ergonomic neck battery pack ensures hours of continuous use
  • Optional prescription lenses optimize vision enhancement if required
  • Best-match camera and lens technology projects a superior image onto 2 high resolutions screens (one per eye) for full binocular vision
  • Advanced sensors, proprietary algorithms, and powerful processing provide the brain with highest quality visual information

How does eSight work?

At this point, you’re probably wondering how a pair of smart glasses can help someone see. Mattern explained who will benefit from eSight’s glasses, and how they work:

“The patients that we’re trying to help have lost their central vision through a variety of diseases, and the most common is age-related macular degeneration. The macular’s function is to give us that sharp, central vision that we use for reading and for focusing on things.”

“The way eSight works is the camera picks up stimulus that the wearer can no longer perceive because their central retina is damaged. The software allows the user to magnify the brightness, and to use contrast or color filters so any photoreceptors in the center of the eye that are still viable are triggered because now the ‘image’ is larger and brighter and a bigger stimulus, if you will. The photoreceptors take that central image and send it to the brain, where it separates what should be a central image and a peripheral image, to shrink that blind spot out of the way.”

It sounds pure science fiction when put like this, but it’s absolutely not fiction. What does it all mean when someone puts the eSight glasses on? Mattern explained what it’s like for someone who has lost central vision:

“If I’m looking at your face, all of your facial features will just be a blur of skin tone. Maybe I’ll see the top of your head and maybe the top of your chest. But in the middle is a blur. I know you’re there, but I wouldn’t recognize you,” Mattern said. “When you put eSight on, without any manipulation, you realize, ‘Oh, there’s a set of eyes there, and there’s a nose, and there’s a mouth’. Then as you use magnification and contrast and whatever settings are ideal for the user, the face appears. Some of our users will tell you they can count your eyelashes because they can zoom in and it’s that clear. It’s quite remarkable.”