Seniors & Technology: Why Smart Glasses Are the Future

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Science fiction authors have written extensively about bionic body parts. Smart glasses are not bionic but are a very real and current example of advanced technology, and now their creators have seniors in mind. Gone are the days of having several different pairs of glasses depending on what one needs at the time: sunglasses, reading glasses, bifocals, etc. While some people will enjoy them for their augmented reality features, anyone with vision problems will appreciate having all-in-one glasses for everyday use. Here’s how smart glasses are a revolution in eyesight for seniors.

They look like regular glasses

Admittedly, some of them — particularly liquid lenses — need improvement in the “style” area, like any new device. But the average consumer’s demand for better quality of life will motivate researchers and engineers to create a pair with the convenience of aesthetic appeal. NuEyes boasts electronic smart glasses that are lightweight, wireless and voice activated.

They focus on what the wearer sees

As we age, our eyes lose the ability to change focus. Seniors and anyone with vision problems find that smart glasses automatically change their focus depending on the wearer’s needs, such as transitioning from reading a book to looking at the distance. Bluetooth allows the wearer to easily update their prescription or add prescriptions for different purposes. The combination of various corrective features in one pair of glasses gives seniors one less thing to worry about, and more time to enjoy life instead of hunting for the bifocals.

They help with many vision problems

Smart glasses promise a better quality of life for the legally blind as well as people with the following conditions:

  • glaucoma
  • retinitis pigmentosa
  • diabetic retinopathy
  • macular degeneration

They help with daily tasks

Seniors who need to take medication regularly or who have trouble recognizing familiar faces will benefit from smart glasses. The glasses remind them when to take their medication, how to check if they’re taking the right one, and discreetly remind them who people are, among other useful features. Seniors with dementia will likewise be less dependent on caregivers. Since smart glasses help seniors deal with daily tasks and social interactions, they’re a great tool for their independence.

Smart glasses combine the single corrections from multiple prescription glasses into one device. Their helpful features, ease of use and widespread appeal make them the future for seniors. New Lifestyles can help you better care for your senior.