Press Release (ePRNews.com) - HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. - Aug 07, 2017 - Enhanced Vision is pleased to introduce Jordy, the latest in wearable low-vision technology that will revolutionize how those with low vision perform everyday tasks, such as reading mail, paying bills, watching TV and playing cards. Jordy helps legally blind individuals who have macular degeneration or other low-vision conditions regain their visual independence and reclaim their lives.
The National Eye Institute (NEI) defines low vision as the best-corrected visual acuity of less than 20/40 in the patient’s best eye. This means a person with low vision sees at 20 feet with his or her good eye what people with healthy vision can see at 40 feet. More than 2 million people in the United States had low vision in 2010, according to statistics presented by the NEI, but that number will rise to more than 4 million by 2030 as baby boomers age.
Only about 1 percent of the blind population in the U.S. is born without sight, according to the National Federation of the Blind. Most people with low vision lose their sight later in life as the result of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), glaucoma and diabetes.
Jordy by Enhanced Vision Helps Wearers Regain Visual Independence
Worn like a pair of glasses, Jordy features a sleek, modern design that appeals to all ages. This innovative system allows wearers to see near and far, as well as to read, write and see in any environment, including home, work, and school.
Weighing in at a mere 8 ounces, the Jordy headset is lightweight and portable. An adjustable nosepiece makes Jordy comfortable. Jordy is battery-operated and uses rechargeable batteries, providing the ultimate in convenience.
Packed with features such as HD autofocus camera for distance, intermediate and near viewing; Jordy gives the wearer ultimate control over their visual experience. Other features include 10x optical zoom and 4x digital zoom, dual viewfinders with a wide field of view, and 5-level brightness control.
Optional Jordy Docking Stand Offers Even More Visual Independence
The optional docking stand converts Jordy into a desktop electronic magnifier (CCTV) that features a 24″ high-resolution monitor, an HD autofocus camera and 5.5x to 66x magnification. Users enjoy simple, easy-to-use tactile controls, multiple viewing modes to optimize brightness and contrast, and built-in LED lighting. Jordy even comes with a low-profile protective carrying case.
Designed and assembled in the United States, Jordy comes with a 2-year warranty to ensure complete satisfaction. Users are giving Jordy high marks when it comes to helping them regain visual independence. One wearer, Ed Parker, said “Jordy gave me my life back! It not only helps me do the things I need to do like read my mail and pay my bills, it also allows me to see my grandkids, watch TV, play cards and enjoy so many other things I thought were lost to me. It is simply amazing.”
Jordy’s manufacturer, Enhanced Vision, is the leading developer of innovative products designed specifically for people who are legally blind and have macular degeneration and other low-vision conditions. Offering the most comprehensive line of electronic magnifying solutions on the market today, Enhanced Vision has helped thousands of people regain visual independence. Jordy and other solutions offered by Enhanced Vision help users read, write, watch television, enjoy the theater and live life to the fullest again. Headquartered in Huntington Beach, California, Enhanced Vision products are available in more than 70 countries worldwide. For more information about Jordy, contact Enhanced Vision by calling: (888) 811-3161 or visiting their website at www.enhancedvision.com.
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