Vision simulation tool for inherited retinal diseases.
If you are someone affected by a retinal eye disease, how often have you wished to be able to describe what you see to others? Or have you ever wondered how someone with impaired vision sees the world? We hope this app can help you do that!
The Thru My Eyes app is being developed by ProQR Therapeutics as an interactive tool to support inherited retinal disease (IRD) awareness. While the app provides an artist’s impression using different filters, we have calibrated visual acuity (sharpness of vision) to validated scales to be as realistic as possible.
Thru My Eyes is still in its early stages and we plan to continue its development. For now it only provides a simulation of Leber’s congenital amaurosis. We will add more eye diseases to the app in the future.
We hope that this app can be a conversation starter and helpful to educate others about the impact of IRDs on vision.
Ratings and Reviews
This isn’t accurate at all.
I actually have Leber's Congenital Amaurosis and this isn’t anywhere near how I see the world. The easiest way to explain it to somebody who is sighted is I see the world in much, much, much, much, much less detail. I can’t see the little detail on the carpet that you can in the app. I can’t see each individual strand of hair on my head like you can in the app. When I look at somebody’s face, I can’t see their eyecolor like you can in the app. I can’t even recognize faces. I don’t know how anyone can ever replicate that though. The world is not blurry to me personally. It’s just in much less detail. I can’t read small print. I'm not able to see each individual blind on a window. there’s way too much that this app just doesn’t replicate. Also, it’s sideways. Every time I turn my camera to try and fix it, it turns too, and it’s very hard to get a picture because the entire thing is lopsided and that’s not how my vision is.
Not really exclusive enough for visual impairment
I have Chorioretinitis and the way that this app is doesn’t include blind spots that could be placed, flashers, floaters, distorted vision etc. It’s as if a sighted person made it honestly. Which is fine but vision loss isn’t always gradual as the app gives you options to it can be very complex how a lot of people lose their vision. This is actually how sighted people think my vision looks with less light coming through vs how it’s that plus more.
I can only speak for myself though! It’s an amazing concept but don’t think it’s inclusive enough for every or even the majority of the visually impaired/blind person in the community
Used for class
Used this for my DeafBlind translation class
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- Zooma BV
- 16.5 MB
- Health & Fitness
- Requires iOS 11.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 11.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip or later.
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