What is AssistEye?
AssistEye is a visual assistance AR software for the vision impaired/blind. It allows for zoom in/zoom out, color changes, optical character recognition and other features. According to the World Health Organization, ~2.2 Billion people worldwide suffer from some form of vision impairment. Vision impairment poses an enormous global financial burden with the annual global costs of productivity losses associated with vision impairment from uncorrected myopia and presbyopia alone estimated to be US$ 244 billion and US$ 25.4 billion. Per the WHO In at least 1 billion – or almost half – of these cases, vision impairment could have been prevented or has yet to be addressed. This 1 billion people includes those with moderate or severe distance vision impairment or blindness due to unaddressed refractive error (88.4 million), cataract (94 million), glaucoma (7.7 million), corneal opacities (4.2 million), diabetic retinopathy (3.9 million), and trachoma (2 million), as well as near vision impairment caused by unaddressed presbyopia (826 million) (1).