Need a pair of sharp eyes? Or have some sight to lend? Be My Eyes is a simple, free tool to see the world better, together.
Be My Eyes connects you with a global community of volunteers and company representatives who are ready at a moment’s notice to help you see – to lend their eyesight and support with everyday tasks.
FREE. GLOBAL. 24/7.
Be My Eyes is a multi-lingual support community millions strong, available globally day or night, and has volunteers answering calls in more than 185 languages. Join the community today!
Sign up to get free visual support with tasks like reading small print, matching clothes, troubleshooting technology, setting up home appliances, or any other simple task a volunteer can complete over live video. If a task is too complicated or requires expertise, call one of our company partners for on-demand video customer support via Specialized Help.
If you have eyesight you want to share, sign up as a volunteer and answer calls from a person in need! Tasks are usually completed in just a few minutes, and if you’re busy there’s no need to answer – someone else will get it.
HOW IT WORKS:
1. Anyone 17 or older may sign up as a user or volunteer.
2. Calls are connected based on daytime timezone and language. Average wait time is about 15 seconds.
3. When a call is answered, a live one-way video (two-way audio) is initiated, allowing volunteers or company reps to see what’s in front of the user’s camera and provide verbal support.
Note: Specialized Help availability varies by region and company opening hours.
WHAT CAN VOLUNTEERS HELP YOU WITH?
• Reading home appliances
• Reading product labels
• Matching outfits and identifying clothes
• Help in the kitchen
• Reading digital displays or computer screens
• Navigating TV or game menus
• Operating vending machines or kiosks
• Sorting music collections or other libraries
• Picking jewelry or crafts
WHAT CAN YOU DO WITH SPECIALIZED HELP?
• Web and Computer Technology
• Health and Beauty Products
• Banking and Finance
• Nonprofit Organizations
• We’ve just reached 3 million volunteers! Thank you for making Be My Eyes the biggest community support micro-volunteering platform ever.
• 2020 Dubai Expo Global Innovator.
• 2018 Winner of the Dr. Jacob Bolotin Awards at the NFB National Convention.
• 2018 Winner of AbilityNet Accessibility Award at the Tech4Good Awards.
• 2017 Winner of World Summit Awards - Inclusion and Empowerment.
- Minor bug fixes and improvements
- Translated into even more languages
We release updates regularly and we're always looking for ways to make things better. If something is not working, if you have a great idea, or if you just want to say hello, then email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, we would love to hear from you!
Be My Eyes will not prompt you for a review. If you feel generous or have a couple of minutes, please leave a review. It makes a huge difference to us. Thank you in advance.
Ratings and Reviews
Helping others from the comfort of my home. . .
The app has been working great! As for the purpose of the app, I can’t think of a better (and easier) way to help others in my spare time than to guide them when needed. Calls cover every aspect of daily struggles some vision impaired people face; which one is the shampoo or conditioner? Is this a red shirt? Or how about: Which tube is toothpaste and which one ointment (both smell minty!) My wife also supports my participation by doing things to help me have a good interaction - such as turning the sound off the TV if we happen to be watching when a call comes in... we high-five when a call goes well and I’ve helped some one out. Please download the app and give it a try. You don’t have to answer every call - but when you do, the rewarding experience of helping a stranger by simply describing what you see (for them) is golden. And if you need help ... get the app and call me... I’ll be here waiting to help! PS I think it’s important to note this is a “helper” app and not a venue for social connections. I keep my interactions very professional as to not impose myself when all the caller wants is a quick hand without feeling like they have to spend more time than necessary on the app. It’s a tool for them so respect that. Of course sometimes conversations happen - that’s OK, but let it be on the recipients terms, not yours.
Absolutely amazing app
I am a volunteer I signed up 2 days ago and got my first call earlier today!!! I was playing with my phone when all of a sudden this weird ringtone came on I looked down and was shocked and super excited at the same time! After talking to some friends that have it and reading the reviews I didn’t expect to get a call for a while so I was super shocked I was getting my first call already 😊. It was as amazing as I expected, didn’t take much time at all I helped a gentleman with his computer and logging on (letting him know what was on his laptop screen and when it turned on) easy peasy.. I was so grateful to be able to be there for him and thankful for an app like this one! Seriously this app is amazing and have told everyone I know about it! My soon to be 18 he old daughter now has it on her phone as well 😊 There is no better feeling you get when you know that you’re helping people. For me it really put the little things into perspective... Just how much I take them granted.. ok ok I could go on I love it so much lol so I’ll end with this absolutely love this app, works like a charm so far, you guys are amazing for making this and I’m truly grateful to be part of it!
I am a volunteer and it brightens up my day!
I love answering calls because it humbles me that low vision or blind people go through a lot of extra work just to get through daily life. And to be able to make it easier for them means the world to me. It ALWAYS makes me smile even if I’m having a bad day by helping. Everyone is so grateful and wonderful to work with. I even helped out a man with narrowed vision who voluntarily goes out and helps homeless people and needed help reading a SUPER small print sheet that had all the resources for people in need. He just needed to find the one for housing to help people get back on their feet. Not only are they giving back and volunteering, but I felt a part of it at the same time because I was able to help him find the resources he needed so he could give out to those he helps who are homeless. Someone with a disability giving back in the way they receive help themselves is the definition of giving forward. And I just think this is Suh an amazing app, with amazing people all over the world. I can’t want until my next call to help out someone new. Now if I could also meet them, that would just mean the world to me to meet these incredible people. They inspire me.
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- 78.2 MB
- Requires iOS 13.6 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 13.6 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 13.6 or later.
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- Age Rating
- 17+ Unrestricted Web Access
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