eSight Partners with Sight Savers America to Supply Assistive Technology to Visually Impaired Students
Five K-12 students in Texas receive eSight 4 medical devices to enhance vision, improve mobility
TORONTO – December 14, 2021 – Today, eSight announces that five K-12 students in Texas have
received its life-changing vision enhancement devices as they return to school. The effort is the result of
a two-year partnership with nonprofit Sight Savers America, which identifies and secures eye care
treatment for children in need in 16 states through three different programs.
The students, all with severe visual impairment, range in age from 13-18. They were referred to Sight
Savers America through the organization’s Low Vision program. Sight Savers America proudly
contributed financially, along with funds raised through eSight’s eMPOWER program, to purchase eSight
4 for each student. The all-in-one head-mounted device uses a combination of powerful hardware and
software to correct visual acuity up to 20/20 for more than 20 different eye conditions. Whilst the
students have used assistive technology in the past, this is the first time they will be able to transition
from indoor to outdoor seamlessly, thereby transforming the way they view and experience the world.
“As fundraising challenges emerged over the last two years, we never gave up on getting these students
the assistive technology that can transform their lives. Our partnership with eSight allows these students
to experience the world in a new way,” said Sight Savers America President, Founder and CEO Jeff
Haddox. “For those who love art, a trip to the museum will be extra special. For a soon-to-be high school
graduate, this means more possibilities in life.”
eSight 4’s patented bioptic tilt technology allows the students to use their peripheral vision to stay on-
the-go, allowing them to use the device while at school, at home or while enjoying time with friends.
eSight 4’s software is cloud-based, which means the device is never out-of-date.
“Sight Savers America recognizes the critical role that advanced assistive technology can play in
improving quality of life and opening up a world of possibility for children,” said eSight President and
CEO Robert Vaters. “Children who have received eSight are able to create beautiful art, play light sports
and go to school without eye strain and pain. We can’t wait to see what these students do next.”
To learn more about eSight, please visit www.eSightEyewear.com.
To learn more about Sight Savers America or to donate, please visit www.sightsaversamerica.org.
eSight is a leading vision-platform organization with a simple but profound promise: empower individuals with sight loss to see new possibilities through enhanced vision. eSight provides the most advanced and versatile assistive device available for those with visual impairments and is compatible with more than 20 eye conditions including macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and Stargardt
disease. eSight is registered with the FDA and EUDAMED and is inspected by Health Canada. Learn more
About Sight Savers America
Sight Savers America (SSA) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, founded in 1997, whose mission is to
identify and secure treatment for unmet vision needs. Based in Pelham, Alabama, SSA serves children in
16 states throughout the U.S. SSA provides comprehensive follow-up eye care, low vision services, and
screenings for approximately 100,000 children annually. SSA is the only organization in the United States
that systematically places high-tech vision aids in the homes of individuals on a citywide, statewide, or
regional basis, all at no cost to qualifying families. Learn more at www.sightsaversamerica.org.
Melanie du Mont
Uproar PR for eSight