PEOPLE in Oxford who are affected by central vision loss have the chance to test technologically advanced ‘smart glasses’ that can turn the clock back on sight loss.

Free trials are being held in the city every Wednesday in September by Oxford start-up OXSIGHT.

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The company has developed smart glasses called OXSIGHT Onyx which are hoped to help 80 per cent of the two million people in the UK who have central vision loss, often caused by macular conditions, such as age-related macular degeneration (AMD).

Oxford Mail:  OXSIGHT Onyx

In the Oxford area about over 1,000 residents have moderate or severe sight loss due to AMD, and more than 4,000 – about 12 per cent of the local population - are at increased risk of the condition.

Dr Rakesh Roshan, CEO of OXSIGHT, said: “Our mission is to transform the lives of those living with low vision. Using the latest technology we can digitally enhance remaining vision, bringing greater everyday benefits for those who have been living with central vision loss for a long time.

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Oxford Mail: Dr Rakesh Roshan, CEO of OXSIGHTDr Rakesh Roshan, CEO of OXSIGHT

“We are committed to developing technology that will give people back the independence they crave, allowing them to make precious connections with the world around them."

To book a place on the free trials, call the OXSIGHT customer care team on 01865 580255.

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