GlassesOff App to Improve Vision

Oct 10, 2011
Millions of people suffer from vision problems, including the condition called presbyopia, which is most common among older people. The Ucansi company has developed an iPhone app called GlassesOff that delays the need for reading glasses, training your brain to process blurred images.

Presbyopia is the condition that makes it hard to focus on things close by as we age. It is often accompanied by tired eyes and headaches and requires reading glasses.

The new software trains users with the help of so-called Gabor patches. The user has to detect these blurry lines, which stimulates the neurons in early visual cortex of the brain.

It takes about 3 months of training with GlassesOff app to improve you condition. The clinical studies showed that after 40 sessions with the software, the users could read two lines further down an optical chart, while the reading speed increased by 4 seconds per sentence. This indicates the reduction in "eye age" from 50.5 to 41.9 years.

The GlassesOff app will be available next year as an iPhone app due to its convenience and high-quality screen. The app will cost about , which includes 3-month training sessions. If you choose to continue training, you will need to pay small monthly fee for less intensive training.