About Us

What we believe

We believe in simplicity.

The low vision community has been limited by the current level of assistive technology. With devices that are too complicated and too outdated many were left without a tool for modern times.

With Vision Buddy, we've ushered in a new era for assistive devices using cutting edge technology created with its user in mind.

Who we are

Vision Buddy is the outcome of three entrepreneurs with diverse expertise and experience coming together on a common mission to improve the lives of the visually impaired community.

Simplicity is our motto and we strive to provide the best possible user experience to our
low vision users while also offering a complete solution to living with a visual impairment.


Zack Afridi (Co-CEO/CSO)

Zack Afridi is a hands-on Chief Executive Officer (CEO) with expertise in business development, sales, strategic partnerships and data analytics. He has two master’s degrees in Business Administration and in Information Systems. He has led Sales and Marketing teams for numerous startups. He has a unique vision of improving the lives of people with disabilities through technology. 

Abdul Zalil (Co-CEO/COO)

Abdul Zalil is a serial entrepreneur with successful enterprise and consumer product launches prior to leading Vision Buddy as Co CEO. He manages overall business and product vision, operations, and strategic technology partnerships.

D. Emmanuel Feinsmith (CTO)

D.. Emmanuel Feinsmith leads the overall technology roadmap at Vision Buddy. He has over 30 years experience at the highest levels of software R&D, working in leadership roles in cutting-edge research groups in large companies such as IBM, Apple, Amazon, Goldman, Sachs, AT&T, Yelp, Dow Jones as well as with numerous successful start-up companies. He is always deeply involved in the latest research and technology at the level of conceptualization, implementation, architecture, project design/implementation and group-formation.