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Set of 7 VisualEyes™ Simulator Glasses

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(See images of individual glasses below.)

• See your materials and spaces through the eyes of someone experiencing aging vision conditions.
• Encourage empathy for the vision struggles of the aging eye.

These cardboard and plastic framed* eyeglasses with plastic lenses simulate the vision conditions of: Combined Loss (CMV Retinitis/diabetic eye disease/immuno-suppressed vision loss); Central Field Loss (Macular Degeneration); Peripheral Field Loss (Glaucoma/Retinitis Pigmentosa); Overall Blur (Cataract/Cloudy Media); Hemifield Loss (Hemianopia/Stroke); Low Contrast (Normal aging vision issues); and Color Affectation (Cataract and lens aging). *Note: The manufacturer is gradually transitioning the eyeglass frames to an easier-to-clean translucent plastic material but while this transition in manufacturing is occurring, your kit may contain all cardboard frames or a mix of eyeglasses in cardboard and plastic frames. The eyeglass lenses have not changed and are still being made with the high quality plastic material of the original design.

NOTE: VisualEyes™ Simulator Glasses are manufactured by a vision standards company that also designs eye acuity charts and other vision testing tools for the vision industry. Don't be misguided by other simulator glasses on the market that aren't designed to meet these standards! These glasses are endorsed by Lighthouse International, a world-renown organization dedicated to fighting vision loss for over 100 years.

Want to know more? Go to these links at the New York Times to read stories about how the glasses have been used: “Simulating Age 85, With Lessons on Offering Care” by John Leland
and “An Exercise in Empathy” by Jane Gross.

Cost per set of 7 glasses*:
$54 USD/per set, plus shipping and handling. Quantities in stock are shipped via Priority Mail (typically received by customer in 2-5 business days, depending on the timing of order receipt, delivery location, and date). Larger quantity orders (typically over 10 sets) may take up to 3 weeks to deliver. Please contact us if you need larger quantities with faster delivery or delivery by a specific date and we will do our best to expedite your order. Free Priority Mail shipping (to customers in the U.S. only) for 26 sets or more! (See Discounts in the right hand column for more information on quantity orders.)  
*We regret that we are no longer able to offer the VisualEyes™ Simulators as individual glasses.

Images of Individual VisualEyes™ Simulator Glasses
e regret that we are no longer able to offer the VisualEyes™ Simulators as individual glasses.

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CMV Retinitis/diabetic eye disease/immo-suppressed vision loss (This lens has cloud-like areas in a sporatic pattern.) – (EE-773)

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Central Field Loss (Macular Degeneration) – (EE-774)

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Peripheral Field Loss (Glaucoma/Retinitis Pigmentosa) (EE-775)

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Overall Blur (Cataract/Cloudy Media) – (EE-776)

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Hemifield Loss (Hemianopia/Stroke) – (EE-777)

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Low Contrast (Normal aging vision issues) (EE-778)

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Color Affectation (Cataract and lens aging) – (EE-779)

How VisualEyes™ Simulator Glasses are being used by our customers…

“I am a second year optometry student and my group is using the VisualEyes™ Simulator Glasses to show the public what your vision could progress to if you don't take care of your ocular health.”
– Krystal, Nova Southeastern University College of Optometry

Other customers have included teachers, empathy trainers, product designers, interior designers, human resource professionals, various medical professionals... the list continues. If you are using these glasses, please share your experience with us:


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TO SHOP: Select the product you want in the pull-down menu under each product description and press the Add to Cart button for each item. When you press the Add to Cart button, you will be routed to a secure PayPay® shopping cart page where you can select the quantity you desire. The Shopping Cart gives you the option of returning to shop for more items and add them to your cart.

Shipping charges and tax (sales tax applies to MN residents only) are calculated and reviewable prior to your final check-out. Costs shown are in US Dollars (USD). Rush shipping is available at an additional cost. Please contact us for more details on rush shipping options. Elder Eye/Points Of View also accepts PayPal® worldwide purchases and ships internationally.

NOTE: A PayPal® account is NOT required to shop via the PayPal® Shopping Cart.

OR order directly from Elder Eye/Points Of View by calling
952-472-4155. Visa/MasterCard/Discover/American Express are accepted. No CODs.


SHIPPING: Expect shipping to take 2-5 business days in the U.S., not including order processing. International orders typically take 5-10 working days, not including order processing. Order processing usually takes 4 to 24 hours. Quantity orders may take 7-10 business days to ship. If you need an item sooner, please contact us in advance of placing your order and we will do our best to accommodate your needs.


DISCOUNTS: Quantity discounts are available for orders of 11 items or more. Contact us at 952-472-4155 or email your request, indicating the quantity requested, to and we will provide the discount we can offer for your order. When a discount applies, you can still place your order via the PayPal shopping cart. The cart will charge you for the items at the full price and, within 1 business day, we will refund your PayPal account for the corresponding discount. NOTE TO CUSTOMERS IN THE U.S.: If you are ordering over 25 sets, free standard shipping will also be applied to the above mentioned order refund.

SPECIAL ORDERS: Purchase orders are accepted from educational and governmental agencies but NOT from customers outside of the U.S. and its territories. PO requests cannot be made via our PayPal ordering system so please call or email your order information.

TAX EXEMPT ORGANIZATIONS: If you are a tax exempt organization residing in Minnesota and wish to claim a tax exempt status on your order, please place your order by phone at 952-472-4155.

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