Baltimore’s Low Vision Destination Now Open

Contact: Bari Azman, Founding Partner 410-844-0010

Retail store offers full spectrum of low vision support from magnifiers to mobility technology

TIMONIUM, MARYLAND – March 26, 2019: The Low Vision Shop, a one-stop shop for those seeking cutting edge technology, navigational support and wayfinding systems to enhance low vision, has opened at 2219 York Road, Suite 301A in Timonium. The shop is the first of its kind in the Baltimore area to offer an extensive array of low vision enhancing devices ranging from hand-held magnifiers to innovative wearable technology like IrisVision Live, OrCam, and and Sunu Band.

“Our goal is to create a destination where people with low vision and blindness can find a wide variety of devices under one roof,” said Bari Azman, Founding Partner of The Low Vision Shop.

“We want our clients to know they can find what they need in one place to enhance their vision or mobility skills. The community needs a one-stop shop that offers a comprehensive selection of products and devices, as well as an expert team to familiarize individuals with the products in order to select the best one for their level of vision and lifestyle,” he said.

Azman and his brother Stephen Azman co-founded the shop to improve quality of life and independence for those living with low vision and/or who are blind.

Some of the products available at the shop include:

• IrisVision: The latest wearable technology that enhances vision for those suffering with macular degeneration and other eye diseases. IrisVision’s software makes blurry things in the central field of vision clear, magnifying the area using a 16 MP camera. The screen displays 10X more pixels per inch than an HD TV and provides a 70° field of view, the widest on the market today.

• Sunu Band: Uses sonar or echolocation to detect objects up to 16 feet or 5.5 meters away. Once detected, haptic vibration feedback informs how close (or far away) you are to obstacles. The technology augments personal awareness of objects, and reduces accidents to the body, chest, arms and head.

• Orcam MyEye 2: A small, advanced assistive wearable device that clips onto glasses, designed for people who are blind or visually impaired. Using Artificial Intelligence, it instantly reads text and barcodes; recognizes faces; identifies products, money, and colors; and can tell the user the time and date by conveying visual information audibly.

• Eschenbach: This world leader in vision aids produces a full line of high quality magnification products and low vision aids ranging from hand-held and spectacle magnifiers to contrast enhancing filters for eyeglasses and video magnifiers.

The Low Vision Shop is also a resource for professionals working with those living with low vision and/or who are blind. Occupational therapists, rehabilitation therapists and other clinical professionals can reserve complimentary private space at the shop in which to work with clients and acclimate them to various devices. Low Vision Shop professionals are available to advise and consult on devices and low vision aids.