Higher Vision – About Us
Higher Vision – Assistive technology for people living with sight loss is truly transforming lives.
From reading a letter, to completing a university degree. From watching your grandchildren playing, to seeing your team play, this can all be possible with the latest wearable devices for Vision Impairements.
I qualified as a Dispensing Optician in 1999 and work with the World’s leading developers of Assistive Technology, such as Orcam and eSight to help people with visual impairments to live a more independent life in education, employment, mobility and daily living.
As an independent optician, I demonstrate a range of devices in one appointment to find which works best for you. Appointments are offered at my consulting rooms in London’s Harley Street, or at your home or workplace. I also work with several opticians and Low Vision clinics across the country.
I look forward to showing you this amazing, transformative technology.
Low vision, visual impairment, sight impairment or blindness are some of the terms used to describe vision loss. When vision cannot be further improved by spectacles, contact lenses or surgery, then Assistive technology devices such as Orcam MyEye, eSight or digital magnifiers can make all the difference.
The support and help needed is different for everyone living with vision loss as individual circumstances vary hugely. A useful guide from the NHS can be found here https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/vision-loss
There are a large number of conditions that cause vision loss, ranging from glaucoma, macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, retinitis pigmentosa, congenital conditions or even injury. Whatever the reason for vision loss, an Assistive technology device can help.
For more information on conditions leading to vision loss, please click this link to the RNIB http://www.rnib.org.uk/eye-health/eye-conditions.
The latest Assistive Technology can range in price between £500 to £9000. Financial support may be available through a number of routes, including Access To Work, Disabled Student Allowance and a variety of local charities and council teams. Crowd funding is also a way for people to offer their financial support when purchasing a device. Credit can also be arranged to spread the cost of your device over a period of up to 4 years. I can help point you in the right direction when applying for funding for our devices.