Find the Right Low Vision Simulator

Low vision simulators…

  • Are an excellent educational tool for helping health care, rehabilitation and education professionals, care providers, and friends and family better understand some of the abilities and limitations brought on by visual impairments.
  • Can and should be worn over one’s glasses to get the most accurate correspondence to the stated visual acuity.
  • Can be used and reused thousands of times.
  • Can be wiped clean with disinfectant.

“I used the 20/200 and occluded one eye to simulate a student’s vision….and watched his teachers put their noses to the paper the same way he does…..but he manages. It was a truly enlightening moment for them all. Love, love, loved that I could sort of replicate what he sees. Thanks for a great product and great customer service.”

Melinda Loyd
Certified Teacher for Students with Visual Impairments

Demonstrate vision impairments and conditions:

Our low vision simulators present five different types of impairments, as well as different levels of impairment. The most common eye conditions are represented by …

Central Scotoma (“blind spot”)

These simulate eye diseases such as age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and Stargardt’s disease. >> Read More….

Tunnel Vision

Tunnel vision simulators simulates eye diseases that cause a loss of side or peripheral vision such as glaucoma or retinitis pigmentosa (RP). >> Read More….

Diabetic Retinopathy

This simulates the possible effects of diabetic retinopathy. >> Read More….

Impaired Acuity

This simulates the general loss of visual acuity associated with cataracts. These can also be used to simulate various visual impairments. >> Read More….

Homonymous Hemianopsia

This simulates the impairment to the visual field that can accompany strokes and other head injuries. >> Read More

Vision Simulation Video: If you could see what I could see ..

Video teaser image - if you could see what I see you'd understand

American Foundation for the Blind consulted Fork in the Road in the making of this video. The filmmakers used our simulators to get the effects in the shots.

What low vision simulator are you looking for?

These links can help you find the low vision simulator that corresponds most closely to a particular disease or condition. Click on the name to be taken to the appropriate page.

Marshall Flax discussing simulators at 2012 Envision conferenceAchromatopsia
Age-related macular degeneration
Age-related maculopathy
Branch retinal artery occlusion
Branch retinal vein occlusion
Central retinal artery occlusion
Central retinal vein occlusion
Cone dystrophy
Diabetic retinopathy
Macular degeneration
Optic atrophy
Optic nerve hypoplasia
Retinitis pigmentosa
Stargardts disease
Vascular occlusion