Read about how Vision Buddy can help with macular degeneration and learn about an exciting deal that we are offering for the holidays!
What is your first ever memory? Every time you try to answer this question, you remember the serene blurred nostalgic visions, the vision that you caught with those eyes of yours, and since then has been fondly kept close to your heart.
Can you imagine gradually losing the ability to see? What if over time, it became harder to see your grandchildren's faces or play your favorite board games with your friends? As we get older, this becomes more of a reality, and it gets harder for us to capture these memories with our vision...
Macular degeneration and causes
Macular degeneration is a common phenomenon among many people over the age of 50 nowadays, and in a few cases, less than 50 as well. It often causes blurred or reduced central vision, which you need to see objects clearly and to do simple tasks like reading and driving. The devastating late form of this disease can also cause a complete loss of vision. It is an incurable disease and becomes increasingly common as people age.
It is caused by the degeneration of light-sensing cells in the eyes, particularly in the part of the eye called the retina. The retina absorbs the light and converts them into electrical impulses for our brain to perceive the images. For normal functioning, the retina requires higher support and nutrients from cells that keep the back of the eyes, retinal pigment epithelial cells, healthy. These retinal pigment epithelial cells start to die, even though it does not cause any pain. This causes the eye to lose the support necessary to sustain good sight. It is because of the absence of these light-sensing cells in the eyes, the vision loss occurs, therefore over time, people tend to lose high acuity vision and see only distorted or blurry images, losing the ability to discover or recognize objects or faces
Types of macular degeneration
There are two types of macular degeneration: wet and dry, out of which 90% of people get dry macular degeneration and only 10% are affected by wet macular degeneration.
The dry type of macular degeneration is caused by the thinning of the retinal pigment epithelial cells and usually, the increase of small crystalline deposits called the ‘Drusen’.
The wet type of macular degeneration occurs due to the abnormal growth of the tiny blood vessels behind the Retina lifting the macula out of the position. Wet macular degeneration is incurable. To learn more about macular degeneration, you can check out our other blog post!
This image is from our other post about macular degeneration. This image roughly depicts what someone with macular degeneration may see. Loss of central vision.
Macular degeneration slowly takes away your power to see, capture, imprint, or cherish a lifetime of vision and in turn - memories. The memories that are yet to come, the memories that could have been made.
Have you ever thought if a wearable device would be able to tackle this problem?
And if yes, how?
VisionBuddy Has the Answer For You!
VisionBuddy is made for your needs so that your vision is preserved. Along with your vision, a VisionBuddy also helps you regain your confidence and bring back every ounce of positiveness or conviction that you lost while you fell into the path of this disorder. We aim to gain your reliability, confidence, and assurance. We cater to your needs and to the people who might have gone through a traumatic experience because of macular degeneration and need breakthrough therapy to restore their quality of life.
Our Vision Buddy headset is fairly lightweight and easy to use!
Our group of pioneering professionals has been trying to solve this problem, and through technology in the current times, we have found a way to add colors to your life.
Our Vision Buddy is the world’s first ultra-simple Television Watching System that allows those with macular degeneration to alleviate their vision impairment. With VisionBuddy, individuals with low vision can watch TV, read books, and perform their daily chores. It's pretty incredible!
Vision Buddy can help you every day to do tasks like heating things up in the microwave!
The Holidays Came Early!
We're celebrating Black Friday and the holiday season early! Get this great deal with VisionBuddy and add more colors to your life. When you purchase a Vision Buddy, you get a free Amazon Echo Dot! Just use the promo code VBECHO at checkout. This is only while supplies last so be sure to buy your Vision Buddy now!