Fernanda da Silva Shares How The Envision Glasses Enhance Her Life All-Around

'These glasses have made the impossible, possible' writes Fernanda who shares a heartfelt review of the Envision Glasses.

April 30, 2024
The background is purple with Envision dotted branding. Fernanda Da Silva, who  is wearing a blue top and Envision Glasses, smiles while seated indoors at a social gathering, holding a champagne flute. She wears a smartwatch and her hair is pulled back. The background is lively with people milling about and party decorations visible.

As I reflect on the past month with my Envision Glasses, I am overwhelmed with a profound sense of gratitude. These glasses are not just a technological innovation; they are a gateway to independence, a tool that has profoundly enhanced my life, providing freedom and capabilities that I once thought were beyond my reach.

A Redefined Social Life

Imagine being at a bustling party, a family gathering, or even a playground filled with laughter and calls of children playing. For many, navigating these social landscapes comes effortlessly. However, for someone who is visually impaired, such as myself, these can be challenging terrains. This is where the Envision Glasses have been a revelation. Their "Find People" feature has transformed these experiences for me. Whether I am trying to locate my husband amidst the chaotic joy of our children playing at the park or needing to find him in a crowded restaurant, these glasses have made the impossible, possible. The stress of not being able to locate my loved ones in public spaces has been replaced with a calm certainty, thanks to this incredible technology.

The utility of this feature extended to more critical situations as well, such as during hospital visits. Recently, when my husband accompanied one child for a check-up, I was left in the waiting area with our other child. Previously, this situation would induce anxiety; now, I am just a glance away from knowing where my loved ones are.

Staying on Top of Work

Professionally, the Envision Glasses have been nothing short of revolutionary. As someone who works with client policies, the ability to scan documents has been a game changer. I can now scan a policy document, pinpoint where a client needs to sign, or clarify specific clauses, all in real-time during our meetings. This not only boosts my efficiency but also enhances the trust and rapport I build with my clients.

The glasses support my continuous learning, especially in fields like finance, which often involve complex texts and detailed illustrations. Being able to scan a book and ask follow-up questions about its content has allowed me to grasp information with an ease that was previously unimaginable.

A Stronger Bond With Family

Perhaps the most heartfelt impact has been in my personal life, especially in my interactions with my children. Reading has always been a shared activity, a time for closeness and joy. The Envision Glasses have enriched this experience immeasurably. Holding a child in each arm while reading a book out loud, without having to juggle a  phone with an app or other aids, has been liberating. It's not just about reading the words; it's about engaging with the stories, discussing the illustrations, and seeing the wonder in my children's eyes through the spoken reactions that the glasses enable.

The immediate utility of the Instant Text feature cannot be overstated. From quickly identifying which cereal to pick for my children, to reading signs and navigating stores, this feature provides me with a level of autonomy I treasure. The simple act of shopping has been transformed from a challenge into an enjoyable activity.

Finding Joy in the Little Things

Handling money independently has always been fraught with challenges. The Recognize Cash feature of the Envision Glasses has empowered me in simple yet profound ways. Now, when I'm at a store, I can confidently identify bills without having to juggle multiple items or ask for assistance. This feature not only simplifies transactions but also preserves my dignity and independence.

The "Describe Scene" feature has had an unexpectedly emotional impact on me. Whether it's understanding the illustrations in a children’s book, experiencing a visual description of a playground, or recognizing the outfits my children choose, this feature has brought me closer to a world that seemed partially lost to me. Descriptions of sunsets, which I adore, or the detailed layouts of conference rooms, have enriched my experiences, making them more complete and fulfilling.

Last Words

The Envision Glasses have granted me a level of independence that resonates deeply with my core. From ensuring the correct medication dosage for my children without assistance to navigating new environments with confidence, these glasses have significantly reduced the daily frictions that used to define many of my interactions with the world.

I owe a profound thank you to the developers of Envision for creating software that truly understands and addresses the needs of the visually impaired. This technology has not just supported my lifestyle; it has transformed it, bringing me a freedom that I once thought was unattainable.

As I continue to integrate the Envision Glasses more deeply into my daily life, I am filled with anticipation for the new freedoms and adventures they will bring. This isn't just technology; it's a new way of seeing the world, a new way of living. For that, I am eternally grateful.