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By Open Eye Technologies
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About this project

Smartphones, laptops, tablets, TVs – if you spend a significant number of hours staring at a screen each day, chances are you’ve experienced symptoms of eye strain, such as blurred vision, headaches, and a sensitivity to light. All muscles gradually degrade from lack of use, and the ones around our eyes are no different. As the saying goes, use it or lose it, and can you really afford to take chances with such an important organ?

Irritation, tiredness and loss of productivity - these are all the results of an eyestrain. Most persons know that there are eye exercises to help combat this problem, but how often do we actually do them? And even if we do, how can we be sure that we’re doing these exercises properly?

This is where Visionary comes in.

Visionary is a wearable device that fits around the head like goggles, and in just two minutes, uses LED lights and smart glass to take you through a series of exercises that helps strengthen eye muscles. A timer reminds you when to exercise (we recommend every 2 hours during), so you can set and forget.

How it works

Visionary works by presenting the user with a special sequence of flashing LED lights, which we have put together with the help of leading ophthalmologists. All you need to do is to follow the moving dot – it is as simple as that!

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Exercise program that trains your extraocular muscles

By following the dot, your eyes will do a full rotational motion that helps to relieve strain. The smart glass will allow you to do the looking-into-the-distance exercise by focusing on a LED light nearby first, and then on something else far away.

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Built-in smart glass allows to train ciliary muscle

The whole sequence takes only 2 minutes, and a timer will remind you when to exercise - we recommend every 2 hours.

 

 

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Our path to the Visionary

We are Open Eye Technologies; a team of four colleagues that have been working in the field of biotechnology and device manufacturing for almost nine years. In each of our respective jobs, we spend many hours looking at screens, and have experienced the struggle of having eye strain, but finding it difficult to keep a consistent exercise schedule.

Recognising the unquestionable value of eye muscle training as a preventative measure. Why doing eye exercises is so unpopular in today's world? By analysing our experiences and those of our friends, we came to the following conclusions:   

  • Exercises are simple, but we must focus our already fatigued attention on the proper way of doing them.   
  • We must control the sequence, length and number of exercises.  
  • We simply forget to do the exercises due to being preoccupied with important things around us.  

No less important is the health of our eyes!  

That is how we came up with the idea for Visionary! We can build a simple and an accessible device that would remove these barriers. With Visionary’s help, the exercises become less taxing, more accessible and easier to repeat.

What we need and what you get

Open Eye Technologies is looking to crowdfund £60,000 for Visionary’s first production run of. For the duration of this campaign only, persons will be able to place their pre-order of Visionary at an over 50% discount! They will never again be available at these prices once they hit retail, so we encourage you to grab one while you can!

Even if you cannot donate at this time, that doesn't mean you can't help. Get the word out on our campaign by sharing it on social media, or with your family and friends.

 

 

Risks and challenges

Visionary has been tested at a prototype level, and is now ready for production! We have already made our first batch of production prototypes to test our manufacturing chain. We are ready to fulfill our promise to meet the estimated delivery times!
Because our founding team includes both engineers and businessmen with nine years of experience under our belts, this means extreme competence in areas of:

- Project management
- Budget planning
- Manufacturing process
- Supply chain and logistics

One of the most common problems that we see amongst Kickstarter funded projects is taking the huge step from creating a prototype to mass production. We acknowledged the possibility of this risk, and worked hard to get the right suppliers, subcontractors, and manufacturers, minimizing any chance of hiccups as much as possible. By working in the device manufacturing field, we had the opportunity to evaluate and test suppliers and subcontractors. Hence why we now have partners in whose ability to produce and supply us with the needed components on time we are fully confident in.

The financial side of the project also has been carefully considered, so that when the time comes we will not face any financial limitations that might restrict us from fulfilling our orders. The only thing that we need now is your support! Help us to help you! Keep your eyes in great shape!

Content on this site is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease or health condition, nor substitute for advice given by a licensed health-care professional. You should contact your health-care provider immediately if you suspect that you have a medical problem.

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