The eSight Story


Founded by an electrical engineer who wanted to help his two legally blind sisters see, eSight has since grown to become the leading sight enhancement platform led by an executive team with the vision to do more. 

Conrad Lewis seen on his graduation day. He founded eSight Eyewear, a device for blind and visually impaired people

eSight founded as a solution for Stargardt’s disease

Conrad Lewis had one goal – to help his two legally blind sisters see. Both sisters live with Stargardt’s disease. The electrical engineer spent nearly 30 years tinkering with gadgets and bits of access software he’d encountered at trade shows and through his professional connections, all with the intent of creating a product that could help people living with visual impairments see, live independently and be truly mobile.

Julia seen wearing the third iteration of eSight.

The Result

Conrad’s vision was to create an all-in-one solution that closely mimics how sighted people see. Success would require a technological breakthrough that delivers instant sight and moves seamlessly through the day with the wearer, offering comfort and enhanced vision for activities of daily life.

After seven years of research and development, and millions of dollars of investment, the first eSight Eyewear prototype was released in 2013.

Remote employee wearing eSight assistive technology for visually impaired

eSight Today: From concept to leading vision enhancement platform

At eSight, we don’t just help our low vision clients see, we help them See New Possibilities.

Whether it’s getting a new job, pursuing a degree, or traveling the world, our goal is to provide the most advanced assistive eyewear available.

Helping the world See New Possibilities

440 million people live with visual impairments

There are 440 million people around the world experiencing some form of visual impairment. That number is expected to grow with our aging population

8 of 10 experience enhanced vision with eSight

8 of every 10 people who try eSight with Stargardt’s disease experience enhanced vision, and it works for the large majority of with individuals with various causes of visual impairments.

eSight users live with different eye conditions

eSight is clinically proven to enhance vision. Many eSight users live with macular degeneration, ocular albinism, retinal detachment, uveitis, diabetic retinopathy, aniridia, coloboma and many others.

Dr. Robert Devenyi is a supporter of eSight's electronic eyewear

Independent clinical studies by world-renowned low vision research institutions, such as the Wilmer Eye Institute of Johns Hopkins University, demonstrated significant improvement when using the low vision aid including:

  • a seven-line gain in distance acuity
  • 100% mobility retention
  • 12 letter contrast improvement

Poised for Impact

Bob Vaters Presicent and CEO at eSight

A Seasoned Leadership Team

Our leadership team is comprised of seasoned medical device executives, high tech innovators, and entrepreneurial business forerunners who are working to maximize our impact through a multi-prong growth strategy

Dell nutcracker eSight event: Dell is one of eSight's corporate social responsibility partners

The Vision To Do More

  • Increase the number of people we can help and the positive impact in the lives of our clients through continuous innovation.
  • Expand our reach globally, working in partnership with vision professionals, and bringing eSight Workplace to corporate CSR and inclusivity programs.
  • Secure government and insurer coverage. In 2019, select leading corporations added eSight coverage to their benefits program, and support is now available for US Veterans.
  • Help build a world more inclusive of people living with visual impairments and supporting the low vision community through #eSightTogether.

“I became chairman because I believe in the cause. When children can see for the first time ever or people are able to see their spouses for the first time in 20 years, it’s incredibly powerful. We’re ready to go in a big way to change people’s lives.” 

Sam Ifergan
eSight Eyewear, Chairman of Board
iGAN Partners, Founder & Managing Partner

Awards and Accolades

Health Tech Digital Awards 2019
Best Wearable Technology Solution

Outstanding Product Achievement
CATA Gala

7th Annual Canadian Innovation Awards
Finalist
Best Breakthrough Technology

One of Canada’s Most Innovative Companies
Canadian Innovation Exchange Advisory Board

2018 Ernest C. Manning Innovation Awards
Conrad Lewis nominated as nominee

George Alexander BAVF Corporate Volunteer Awards
Blinded American Veterans Foundation

Time Magazine
The 25 Best Inventions in 2017

2016 Chairman’s AAA
Federal Communications Commission USA

Interested in learning more?  Contact us at InvestorRelations@eSightEyewear.com.

Based in Toronto, Canada, eSight is a recognized world leader in vision technology.

Many eSight employees are also users of eSight Eyewear and we offer peer-to-peer coaching models to help our clients get the most out of their eSight experience.

eSight is a Class I medical device. eSight Corporation is licensed and inspected by Health Canada and registered with the US FDA and EUDAMED. Outside on North America, eSight is available from Authorized Representatives.

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