Eye disease affects millions of people. But describing vision loss is difficult. With NEI’s virtual reality (VR) app, you can experience what it’s like to live with vision loss from common eye diseases.
To get started, download the NEI VR: See What I See app on your smartphone.
The app also features 4 quizzes to check your knowledge about age-related macular degeneration (AMD), glaucoma, cataracts, and diabetic retinopathy.
Disclaimer: The See What I See Virtual Reality Eye Disease Experience mobile application does not currently comply with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines.
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Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) causes blurriness or spots in the center of your vision.
When you have a cataract, the lens of your eye gets cloudy. The view is like looking through dusty glass.
Diabetic retinopathy can cause vision loss and blindness in people with diabetes. People with diabetic retinopathy may see floaters (dark spots that move around) and have blurry vision.
Glaucoma causes vision loss by damaging the optic nerve in the back of your eye. One of the first signs of glaucoma is loss of peripheral (side) vision. Eye exams can catch glaucoma early, before it affects your vision.