New glasses offer independence for the legally blind - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

New glasses offer independence for the legally blind

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LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) -

Researchers at the University of California have developed a device that is offering the gift of sight in a revolutionary way, to those suffering from advanced stages of macular degeneration or glaucoma.

It's called the "Or-Cam" and it's giving a new independence to the legally blind.

Researchers at U.C. Davis found that this miniature smart camera, attached to any pair of glasses, can turn a picture into words.

It does not reverse blindness, but it can provide help with everyday necessities like reading medication.

The  "Or-Cam" is available for purchase now through a manufacturer starting at $2,500.

For more information, visit http://www.orcam.com/

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