In this photo taken Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017, Yvonne Felix wears eSight electronic glasses and looks around Union Square during a visit to San Francisco. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
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Jeff Regan was born with underdeveloped optic nerves and had spent most of his life in a blur. Then four years ago, he donned an unwieldy headset made by a Toronto company called eSight. The headsets from eSight transmit images from a forward-facing camera to small internal screens – one for each eye – in a way that beams the video into the wearer's peripheral vision.The latest version of the glasses, released in mid-February, sells for about $10,000 .The third-generation model lets wearers magnify the video feed up to 24 times, compared to just 14 times in earlier models.The new glasses also come with a powerful high-definition camera.The eSight corporation believes that about 200 million people worldwide with visual acuity of 20/70 to 20/1200 could be potential candidates for its glasses. So far, though, the company has sold only about 1,000 headsets, despite the testimonials of wearers who've become true believers.
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