A new perspective

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September 22, 2019

A new perspective

Happy Sunday!

Did you know VR is making it possible for people to experience different vision problems and conditions?

We rely on our eyes to navigate our way through the world through #socialization, for our #jobs and our #hobbies. Those who are lucky enough to have perfect #vision may have a tough time understanding how much tougher it is to navigate for those who have limited or even none at all.

I've been very lucky where I've always had 20/20 vision. Eric and Danni not so much and both needed glasses when they were little. Eric got laser surgery to correct his problem but there is always the possibility of it causing a different issue later in life.

The player starts at the bottom of the rabbit hole, faced with a book and three mirrors.
A VR company here in #Edmonton @KOVR put together a "down the rabbit hole" VR #experience for the second annual Eye Ball Gala, a #fundraiser for the Eye Institute of #Alberta. Attendees will be able to see how 3 different conditions affect our #eyesight.

Central Vision Loss (#Blind Spots)
Can either be when pigment gets deposited inside your eye due to thinning or growth of new blood cells where they aren't supposed to be.

Central Vision Loss

#Peripheral Vision Loss (Tunnel Vision)
You don't have a normal, wide-angle field of vision, even though your central vision(looking ahead) may be fine.

With peripheral vision loss it becomes much harder to make sure the clocks have all been set properly.


#Blurred vision (#Cataracts)
Where it causes clouding of the lens inside the eye.

Blurred vision, light sensitivity and desaturated colours can all be experienced by patients with cataracts.

#VR is showing itself to be yet again an amazing tool in not only the #medical field but also as a way for us to be able to understand how another may struggle with day to day tasks, especially the #elderly. So next time #Grandma and #Grandpa make you read that #recipe for them don't give them too hard of a time.

Want to go? tickets can be found HERE

Check out some more images and info on the project and Aaron Clifford from KOVR

KOVR does lots of great stuff with VR but check it out for yourself


Have a great week and keep reimagining reality!


Eric & Steph


#UAlberta #YEG #Eye #TheMoreYouKnow #GameOVR #YEGVR #Local

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