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VisualEyes® Simulator Glasses, set of 7
Supplies are limited and only available while supplies last

Image of VisualEyes Simulator Glasses set
(Sold only as a set. See images of specific glasses at links below.)

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

These cardboard- and plastic-framed* eyeglasses with plastic lenses simulate the vision conditions of:
[click each listed item to see images of specific glasses]
• Combined Loss (CMV Retinitis/diabetic eye disease/ immuno-suppressed vision loss) – EE77-3
Suggests the vision loss that occurs with the condition of diabetic retinitis (an eye complication often resulting from diabetes). It also suggests the vision loss that occurs when the cytomegalo virus (CMV), which is present in most people, causes damage to the retina of the eye in an immunosuppressed person (such as in someone who has HIV or has undergone chemotherapy). This simulator effectively blocks out sight in a sporadic pattern and to a different degree in each eye.
• Central Field Loss (Macular Degeneration) – EE77-4
Suggests the type of vision loss caused by macular degeneration. When using the Simulator, keep looking at the dark spot (not around it). The Simulator demonstrates how difficult it may be to see faces, details, and color. When the Simulator is worn or held in the same position as eyeglasses, this simulates a 12-degree scotoma (area of lost vision). Holding the Simulator farther away from the eye makes the spot smaller than 12 degrees.
• Peripheral Field Loss (Glaucoma/Retinitis Pigmentosa) – EE77-5
Suggests the type of visual loss caused by retinitis pigmentosa or advanced glaucoma. When the Simulator is worn or held in the same position as eyeglasses, it represents a 12-degree field. Holding this Simulator farther away from your eye, makes the visual field smaller. The simulation demonstrates how difficult it may be to find objects that are outside the narrow field of vision and to get around safely, especially in unfamiliar places.
• Overall Blur (Cataract/Cloudy Media) – EE77-6
Suggests the type of vision impairment caused by cataracts; or other conditions involving the cornea that interfere with the passage of light. It demonstrates the reduction of contrast and increases in the effects of glare. The Simulator reduces normal vision to approximately 20/200.
• Hemifield Loss (Hemianopia/Stroke) – EE77-7
Suggests the type of vision impairment that may result from a stroke or injury to the brain. It is useful in demonstrating how the bilateral loss of half of the visual field affects a person’s ability to read and get around.
• Low Contrast (Normal aging vision issues) – EE77-8
Suggests the loss of detail, color, and sharpness that many older people experience in normal age-related vision changes. This simulator effectively diminishes contrast.
• Color Affectation (Cataract and lens aging) – EE77-9
Suggests the way a maturing cataract and macular degeneration may affect functional vision and interfere with daily activities.

*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.

Set of 7 glasses (Item #EE78-1):
$54 USD/per set, plus shipping and handling.
NOTE: These glasses are being discontinued and quantities in stock are very limited.

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No CODs are accepted. Orders cannot be accepted by phone and international orders may only be made via PayPal Worldwide.

IMPORTANT! Scroll down to Other Purchasing Policies for our return policy.


Terms are subject to change without notice

Shipping charges and tax (sales tax applies to MN residents only) are calculated and reviewable prior to your final check-out. If you are a tax-exempt organization, please contact us to place your order if you wish to receive a tax-exempt status. We will need your State of Minnesota tax exempt number to place your order.

Quantity Discounts
No longer available. Our current stock is VERY limited.

We typically ship via USPS Priority Mail (domestically) and parcel post for international shipments. You should expect shipping to take 2-5 working days in the U.S., not including order processing. Receipt of international orders varies according to the country of receipt. Order processing usually takes 4 to 24 hours. 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 with a different rate of shipping. Delivery tracking is available.

Payments by check and purchase orders are no longer accepted.
NOTE: A PayPal® account is NOT required to shop via the PayPal® Shopping Cart.

To Purchase Books Published by Elder Eye Press…
You may purchase books by selecting the image of the book you want on the Elder Eye Press page. You will then be sent to a page at (our on-demand publishing partner) where you may purchase the book. (We do not hold an inventory of books at our office. They are only available online through our on-demand publishing partner; through other online book sales sites such as Barnes and Noble; from bricks and mortar shops who have accounts with an on-demand wholesale site; or in some cases, you may purchase books directly from the author. Please contact us for author contact information.)


Order cancellation
We pick, check, pack, invoice, and often ship orders within hours of receiving them so we can get them to you quickly. Therefore, if you need to change or cancel your order, you must contact us ASAP! It's best to call us on the phone rather than emailing us because by the time we go through all of the day's emails, your order may already be on its way to you. We do not pay for shipping on returned items.

Returning items
We have a 30-day return policy. If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, we will give you a refund for the item, minus a 20% restocking fee—provided the item has not been used. Damaged and items that show use will NOT be refunded. The determination of “use” is at Elder Eye’s discretion,  not the customer’s. Please call or email us prior to returning an item so we can be prepared to accept your return and provide you with a Return Authorization number and address for your return. Refunds are made upon receipt and inspection of the item in our office. We do not pay for shipping of the returned items. The customer must pay for the return shipping. We will inspect the item upon return to determine whether a refund (minus the restocking fee) may be issued.

Product liability
We have to limit our liability to replacement or refund of a defective item. We cannot be responsible for damages, personal or otherwise, due to misuse or negligence while using a product.

Privacy policy
We will never sell your personal information. We do not store your credit card information electronically or on our website so your personal information is not accessible through the internet. We respect the privacy of our customers and do the utmost to preserve your trust in us.


Your satisfaction is our top priority. If you have a problem with a transaction, just let us know and we will work with you to resolve the issue. You can open a dispute via email.  We will make every effort to respond to all customer service inquiries within 2 business days.


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