People with vision loss can register for the OXSIGHT smart glasses trial

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PEOPLE in Oxford who suffer from central vision loss have the opportunity to test technologically advanced “smart glasses” that can reverse sight loss.

Free trials are held in the city every Wednesday in September by Oxford start-up OXSIGHT.

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The company has developed smart glasses called OXSIGHT Onyx that are expected to help 80% of the two million people in the UK who suffer from central vision loss, often caused by macular conditions, such as eye-related macular degeneration. age (AMD).

In the Oxford area, around more than 1,000 residents have moderate or severe vision loss due to AMD, and more than 4,000 – around 12% of the local population – are at increased risk of disease.

Dr Rakesh Roshan, CEO of OXSIGHT, said: “Our mission is to transform the lives of visually impaired people. By using the latest technology, we can digitally enhance the remaining vision, bringing greater benefits in everyday life for those who have lived with long-term central vision loss.

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Oxford Mail: Dr Rakesh Roshan, CEO of OXSIGHTDr Rakesh Roshan, CEO of OXSIGHT

“We are committed to developing technology that will give people the independence they need, allowing them to make valuable connections with the world around them. ”

To reserve a spot for the free trials, call the OXSIGHT Customer Service Team on 01865 580255.

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