Testimonials and Endorsements
I’m reaching out to thank you for creating the Low Vision Simulator goggles, which we received last week. We are very excited to have these and thankful that a new and generous donor purchased them for us. I’m very much looking forward to sharing these goggles at our annual volunteer event. I personally have already gained a deep respect for what it’s like to live with low vision just from briefly trying them on.
WRBH Reading Radio
New Orleans, LA
I have just received #101 that I ordered via Optometria.pl. and I must say that I am really impressed by your simulator!
It offers – as I expected – the closest simulation of macular degeneration I have came across so far.
So I must say: BIG THANK YOU!
The glasses you have supplied are fantastic. We have a stand at a conference next week and another event during summer that we can use them for. Will definitely keep you in mind for further simulators as needed.
cbmAuckland, New Zealand
The Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at the University of Wisconsin – Madison uses a picture of our simulator on its education brochure.
University of Wisconsin, Madison
These simulators are superb. I am using them in running courses for Optometrists in NHS Education Scotland and will be soon using them in courses across England for Optometrists & Dispensing Opticians on behalf of Associated Optical Ltd. We have used several simulators in the past but these are truly ideal for purpose – they give an excellent simulation of VI for both professionals and carers. I recommend them without hesitation.
MCOptom, Prof Cert LV
Optometrist & low Vision Practitioner
I use the vision simulator goggles as a part of the Adult Vision Screener Training/Certification course that we provide for University Nursing programs and pre-health students. The simulators give the students an opportunity to understand vision impairments and serious eye condition that people face. This is extremely beneficial in preparing students to work with older adults when they enter the workforce.
Community Health Education Manager
Prevent Blindness Wisconsin
We use the vision simulator goggles in our Diabetic Eye Disease Educator Program, which is a course delivered to nurses, diabetic educators, registered dietitians and community health workers each year. The goggles allow the participants to understand what challenges their patients experience on a daily basis, due to their loss of vision. They truly offer an added value to our course!
Prevent Bindness Wisconsin
The simulators were a blast. It was a research carnival on campus to show off the cool stuff we do to students and I had quite a few brave souls try on the goggles.
Assistant Professor, Interior Design
Department of Design, Texas Tech University
As our daughter’s vision was failing a few years ago, I purchased several sets of simulators from you at different levels of vision which I used to assist her counsellors, swim coaches, teachers, friends and our neighbors to understand where M was in the spectrum of deteriorating sight. FYI, M now uses these goggles when she presents at her University to various departments exploring how to serve low vision students.”
“…But the real secret to his [the presenter’s] success are the goggles he brings with him that simulate the various types of visual impairment. At the end of the presentation, students are invited to pick a goggle and go walk around the hallways for a few minutes. The change in students is noticeable. They come back to the classroom wanting to talk about the experience. They tell each other “you have to try this pair… okay, what condition is this one again… how would you adapt to this condition…?”. The presentation provides lots of information, but most importantly it provides a real life experience. I think the empathy and insight students gained will remain long after the words are forgotten.”
Recreation Management Instructor
Madison College (MATC)