See Like Me: Low Vision Simulators
These simulators are standard safety glasses that have been fit with inserts to mimic common eye conditions.
The See Like Me Low Vision Simulators are designed to present a version of each specific eye condition listed below. These simulators are different from others on the market because they show the color changes that are often present in certain eye conditions as well as differences in vision that often occur between the two eyes.
No two eye conditions are the same and no two eyes are exactly the same, especially those that have disease, injury, or congenital anomaly. The See Like Me Low Vision Simulators cannot mimic any person’s exact vision; instead, they give a general sense of what it is like to function with low vision that stems from a particular condition.
See Like Me Low Vision Simulators Eye Conditions
- Diabetic Retinopathy
- Macular Degeneration
- Retinitis Pigmentosa
- Detached Retina
- High Degree Myopia
Field Tester Comments about See Like Me Low Vision Simulators:
"These are enormously helpful in promoting understanding and empathy not sympathy."
"People were amazed by the glasses and appreciated having an understanding of how their child/student uses his or her vision."
"I can really use them with family, institutional caregivers, donors, and other groups who need experiential learning on vision loss."
"When compared to the older simulators that were present, the participants liked the ease of using the See Like Me Simulators."
"I liked the idea of safety glasses (this kit) vs. googles (other kits that I’ve used)."
- Age Range:
- 12 and Up