Iris Vision


irisvision technology worn by elderly man 

What is IrisVision?

IrisVision is an FDA-registered visual aid device that utilizes the power of the latest mobile virtual reality. It uses a smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy S7, and the innovative and lightweight headset, the Gear VR. It uses custom software specifically developed in collaboration with low-vision experts at leading institutes like the John Hopkins Clinic and the National Eye Institute. Most low-vision aids are for specific tasks like magnifying reading glasses and small telescopes. Some are used for reading, some for watching television, and others for the computer screen. IrisVision goes a step ahead and allows you to do everything you would with a low vision aid and more.

IrisVision Benefits

IrisVision is beneficial for people with low vision problems due to macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and other such diseases.

Uses of IrisVision

Unlike low-vision devices for specific tasks alone, patients can use IrisVision for various tasks. You can also use it very comfortably outdoors. Use it to:

  • Read
  • Shop
  • Watch television
  • Observe objects nearby

Walking or driving while wearing it is not recommended because of reduced peripheral vision and depth perception. You can wear it as a passenger in a vehicle, though you may need time to get accustomed to it.

How Does IrisVision Work?

IrisVision works with the help of specially developed software, which tweaks the functionalities of the Gear VR set and transforms it from a virtual reality device to a high-end low-vision aid. The IrisVision uses a Samsung Galaxy S7 smartphone and a 12-megapixel camera with a resolution as high as ten times that of a standard HD television.

Bubble Zoom

Its patented IrisBubble™ allows you to zoom in on an area of interest without getting prone to the telescope effect, helping to see that area clearly without disturbing the overall scene.

Versatile Adjustments

IrisVision molds itself to specific clinical adjustments based on the areas of vision adjustment you require, which is feasible because it collaborates with Samsung and the John Hopkins Optical Clinic.

Inter-Pupillary Distance

IrisVision allows you to adjust the IPD, customizing the image to your face/eyes.

Bubble Position and Shape

You may prefer to position the bubble at the top of the view. IrisVision allows you to set the bubble according to your preference. You can also change the bubble’s shape to be a circle, a square, or a custom shape.


As you can operate this device, there is no need to plug it or connect it to a network – you can use it indoors and outdoors, anywhere in the world.

Wide Field Of View

With IrisVision, you can enjoy a 70-degree field of view, which is wider than any visual aid can get to.

TV & Scene Mode

IrisVision comes with multiple view modes. Use TV Mode to watch television, various reading modes for reading text, and scene mode for general viewing.

Reading Mode (B&W)

You can use the IrisVision for reading. Its reading mode enhances the text contrast, making it more comfortable. If you are troubled by bright lights and prefer white text on a black background, choose the Inverted Reading Mode.

Contrast Settings

The device also allows adjusting the scene’s contrast, which is a common problem with patients suffering from low vision – loss of contrast.

Effective Use Outdoors

The shield around its camera keeps glare and reflections out. Thus, you can see outdoors without being affected by ambient light.

How Much Does IrisVision Cost?

Surprisingly, for the features and the technology it uses, IrisVision costs just about $2,500, which is a lot cheaper than similar products.

Our Low Vision Lenses and Eyeglasses

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  • E-Scoop Women’s Frame, Yellow Lens
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  • Lower Power Telescope Glasses
  • Side Vision Awareness Glasses
  • Bioptic Lenses