The aim of the trials was to analyse the effectiveness of visual improvment using the Holoroad device in the visually impaired. Participants, aged from 16 to 68 years old (average age 58,8), with distance vision acuity, 0,5 to 0,02 (average 0,2), according to Snellen charts, were recruited.
80% of participants suffered from macular condition such as Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and diabetic retinopathy. Data were collected at baseline (no device), at fitting (with device), reading speed and letter acuity.
The study showed that 89% of participants responded positively to the proposed test exercises. Participants of the study, during the initial examination, recognised 20% of the Snellen letters, whereas with Holoroad device this value increased to 60%. Also the speed reading of selected text, was definitely better using Holoroad device – it improved from 24.5 seconds to 15.6 seconds.