New Wearable Technology Helps People With Low Vision Regain Visual Independence
New England Low Vision and Blindness, in partnership with Enhanced Vision, are pleased to (re)introduce Jordy, the latest wearable low-vision technology that will revolutionize how those with low vision perform everyday tasks, such as reading mail, paying bills, watching TV and playing cards. Jordy helps legally blind individuals who have macular degeneration or other low-vision conditions regain their visual independence and reclaim their lives.
The National Eye Institute (NEI) defines low vision as the best-corrected visual acuity of less than 20/40 in the patient’s best eye. This means a person with low vision sees at 20 feet with his or her good eye what people with healthy vision can see at 40 feet. More than 2 million people in the United States had low vision in 2010, according to statistics presented by the NEI, but that number will rise to more than 4 million by 2030 as baby boomers age.
Only about 1 percent of the blind population in the U.S. is born without sight, according to the National Federation of the Blind. Most people with low vision lose their sight later in life as the result of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), glaucoma and diabetes.
Jordy Helps Wearers Regain Visual Independence
Jordy is a hands free distance and close focus wearable magnifier in the form of low vision glasses. Some have called Jordy “Macular Degeneration Glasses”. Jordy low vision glasses are a battery-operated wearable magnifier with a pantoscopic tilt. Jordy glasses can also be used as two low vision systems in one. Jordy can be worn like a pair of glasses to see near, far, & everything in between or mounted to the optional docking stand turning the Jordy into a Desktop video magnifier. This low vision aid is perfect at work, home, school, at your and anywhere on the go!
Jordy’s innovative system is the ideal solution for people with Macular Degeneration and other types of vision loss who enjoy an active lifestyle. Jordy low vision glasses can help you to read, write, and see in any environment including work, home, and school. Jordy is a battery-operated, full-color portable system that can be worn like a pair of glasses to see near, far, and everything in between. Jordy becomes a fully functioning HD desktop video magnifier when placed on its optional desktop 24” monitor docking stand.
The Jordy headset is lightweight and portable, weighing in at a mere 8 ounces. An adjustable nosepiece makes Jordy comfortable. Jordy is battery-operated and uses rechargeable batteries, providing the ultimate in convenience.
Packed with features such as HD autofocus camera for distance, intermediate and near viewing; Jordy gives the wearer ultimate control over their visual experience. Other features include 10x optical zoom and 4x digital zoom, dual viewfinders with a wide field of view, and 5-level brightness control.
The optional docking stand converts Jordy into a desktop electronic magnifier (CCTV) that features a 24″ high-resolution monitor, an HD autofocus camera and 5.5x to 66x magnification. Users enjoy simple, easy-to-use tactile controls, multiple viewing modes to optimize brightness and contrast, and built-in LED lighting. Jordy even comes with a low-profile protective carrying case.
Designed and assembled in the United States, Jordy comes with a 2-year warranty to ensure complete satisfaction. Users are giving Jordy high marks when it comes to helping them regain visual independence. One wearer, Ed Parker, said “Jordy gave me my life back! It not only helps me do the things I need to do like read my mail and pay my bills, it also allows me to see my grandkids, watch TV, play cards and enjoy so many other things I thought were lost to me. It is simply amazing.”
Want to Learn More?
To schedule a no obligation demonstration of Jordy, or any of our low vision and blindness products, simply contact the Low Vision Specialist’s at New England Low Vision and Blindness to learn more. Call 888-211-6933 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
New England Low Vision and Blindness has two(2) state-of-the-art technology showrooms which are a wonderful low vision and blindness resource, showcasing a variety of leading electronic low vision magnifiers. You can schedule an appointment with a low vision specialist, who can help you find the right low vision solution and other types of low vision rehabilitation services.
If you cannot come to us, our staff can even drive out and bring our Low Vision Store to you, for a no-obligation Low Vision Product demonstration. We offer a comprehensive line of low vision products including electronic magnification low vision aids, and leading low vision products for people with Macular Degeneration, and other forms of vision loss.