New Advances in Technology

Cleveland Sight Center is devoted to helping people understand and obtain access to these new technologies. There are ongoing developments all over the world aimed to improve the livelihood of those who are blind or have low vision. Various products are being developed in India, such as assistive vision cameras, contact lenses and phone products; MIT is developing a device that you wear on your finger that can read to you; and Google and Verizon are working independently on several projects. Other developments include an application from a Bowling Green University student that uses beacons to assist people in navigating large interior spaces to help them reach their destination.

Braille Phone

The world's first braille phone has begun a trial run in Sydney, Australia. The phone transfers spoken words onto what is called a "dynamic braille display." Click here to read more.

Braille Wristbands

Check out Rapid Wristbands for Braille wristbands in a variety of colors and messages!

Be My Eyes

Be My Eyes is an app that connects people who are blind or have low vision with volunteer helpers from around the world. Click here to read more.

Drawing Equipment for the Blind

A group of scientists at the University of Vermont believed blind people can draw, so they started a company focused on helping them do that. 

Argus II

The Argus II is a bionic eye.


OrCam is an intuitive portable device with a smart camera designed to assist people with low vision.

Bionic Contact Lenses

Bionic contact lenses are being developed to turn touch into vision.  An Israeli researcher is creating a contact lens that “presses” images onto the surface of the eye to help the brain decipher through touch what the wearer is looking at.

Contact Lenses with Magnifiers

Scientists have developed groundbreaking telescopic contact lenses which can give elderly people superhero vision.


The FingerReader is a wearable device that assists in reading printed text.

Bowling Green State University Funds the AudiblEye Project

AudiblEye will change the world by implementing an application that notifies blind individuals with a verbal description of their location.


The world’s first Smartphone for the blind has been created in India, which converts all text into Braille patterns. 

Ohio's Premier Dealer of Freedom Scientific Products

CSC is a Premier Dealer of Freedom Scientific products (reading machines, portable electronic magnifiers and more!), the highest level a dealer can attain. CSC is the only Premier Dealer in Ohio and we offer no cost “in-home” product demonstrations. Call Tom Sawyer at 216-791-8118 ext. 7339 to arrange a meeting and be sure to check out the Eyedea Shop, CSC’s online store for products for living well with vision loss.