Founder Story

IrisVision’s founder, Frank Werblin, Ph.D., is a professor of neuroscience at the University of California, Berkeley. Having discovered a number of cellular associations underlying visual information processing in the retina, he had been working on retinal chip implants to help the blind see when he sought a solution that was less invasive and more affordable: a tool accessible for the wider low-vision community.

In Dr. Werblin’s quest, he realized that he and the virtual reality community were operating in parallel. With recent advancements in technology, he felt he could digitally remap users’ vision to access and amplify their limited sight. In his search for a technology partner, Dr. Werblin teamed up with our CEO Ammad Khan, who at the time was leading a successful mobile app development company, to develop, refine, and commercialize a wearable low vision aid. Together, Ammad and Frank have embarked on a mission to bring this game-changing technology to the millions of people around the world who might benefit.

Our team members come from various backgrounds with one common goal: to help people with low vision regain their independence and the lifestyle they desire. We wholeheartedly believe you should be able to see the things that matter to you. Our commitment to this goal allows us to build products that we are not only proud of, but those that enable some of our own team members to live a life of independence. Our success is personal.

 

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About New England Low Vision and Blindness

New England Low Vision and Blindness uniquely brings hope through technology, training, and care.  We are a full-service assistive technology rehabilitation training provider. We offer nearly 100% of all major electronic low vision, blindness, and software products and an assistive technology showroom center.

We provide ‘patient choice’ showcasing numerous technology options from the world’s most respected suppliers, all in line with one’s individualized budgetary limits and personal, educational, or professional goals. We also provide custom training solutions and troubleshooting support.

Widely known, tested, and trusted throughout New England, our team brings 75+ years of low vision experience. Our talent, technology, and training offerings are unmatched and highly respected. We are an extremely unique and extraordinary resource for anyone suffering from vision loss in New England. We are here to help.

Through our free demonstrations – either at one of our conveniently located assistive technology showrooms or in their home, office, or school – clients experience a relaxed 2-hour free personal demonstration of almost 100% of all low vision and blindness technologies available on the market.

To learn more about how we Bring Hope to people who are blind or with low vision, contact a Technology Specialist at New England Low Vision and Blindness please call our toll-free number 888-211-6933 or email us at info@nelowvision.com.  You can also use the form above to request information about our services or a free demonstration on this or any of our products.