The experience simulates the following vision impairments:
- Diabetic retinopathy
- Macular degeneration
With the new school year approaching, the virtual reality experience is a way for parents to understand the challenges their children may have in the classroom because of poor vision. After all, 80 percent of learning comes through the eyes.
Think About Your Eyes’ data shows that 60 percent of parents don’t think that a comprehensive eye exam is integral to a child’s healthy checkup schedule. And 24 percent of parents wait for their children to have symptoms before taking them to an eye doctor, which can be problematic because they don’t know what “normal” vision is.
- From thinkaboutyoureyes.com