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Leading eye health clinicians, early adopters, and technology innovators came together on Thursday 28th February for the global launch of OXSIGHT, an assistive technology company which has developed a range of smart glasses for blind and visually impaired people. The key topic for discussion was how to expand the awareness and availability of the latest breakthroughs in vision technology.
Led by keynote speaker, technology journalist Rob Waugh, and guest speaker Professor Xinghuai Sun, a leading clinician and world authority on ophthalmology and vision science, the panel discussed the major challenges facing low vision patients around the world, and the ways that technology can help to meet those challenges. Professor Monica Chaudhary, a world-renowned low vision expert from the Amity University Gurgaon in India, highlighted the clinical community’s lack of understanding of low vision, and the low awareness of new technologies amongst patients with low vision.
Rakesh Roshan, CEO of OXSIGHT, commented: “Globally, it is estimated that around 1.3 billion people live with some form of visual impairment. According to the World Health Organisation, 188.5 million have mild visual impairment, 217 million have moderate to severe visual impairment and 36 million people are blind.”