Simulation of a central blind spot (scotoma) with a VA of 20/400 (6/120). Carving on lower left is obscured
Central scotoma 20/400 (6/120). Simulates AMD, Stargardt, etc
Simulation of a central blind spot (scotoma) with a VA of 20/200 (6/60). Portion of flowers left of center is obscured
Central scotoma 20/200 (6/60). Simulates AMD, Stargardt, etc
A still life as seen without vision impairment
Simulation of a central blind spot (scotoma) with a VA of 20/400 (6/120). Carving on lower left is obscured
Low Vision Simulators

Macular Degeneration Simulators

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Central Scotomas

Eye diseases that cause central scotomas (blind spots) include age-related macular degeneration (also know as age-related maculopathy, macular degeneration, AMD or ARMD), Stargardt disease, Best disease and cone dystrophies. Unlike photographs that show a clear image with a dark spot in the center, these simulators show a visual periphery that is fogged, while the blind spot is white and opaque. Often, fully-sighted users are surprised to discover how easily they can move about in a well lit environment while, at the same time, have a great deal of trouble reading print or recognizing faces.

Did you know...?

  • Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of low vision in the developed world.
  • The greatest risk factor for AMD is age. Other risk factors include smoking, family history, obesity and race. Caucasians are more likely to lose vision from AMD.
  • Stargardt disease is a hereditary disorder (autosomal recessive) that affects about 25,000 people in the US alone.
Are you buying this for yourself or a family member who has low vision? Please read what to expect.
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