Developed in partnership with professionals in low vision and mobility at Salus University, the StrideLight® Cane is designed specifically to inspire confidence and independence when walking in the dark. The StrideLight® Cane’s patent-pending military-grade LED shines intense, clear lighting in a wide arc in the walking area to illuminate obstacles that can cause tripping and falling.
Natural changes with age and chronic conditions such as glaucoma, macular degeneration, diabetes and Parkinson’s Disease are all causes of vision loss that increase the risk of falling in poor lighting because they impair depth perception and the ability to judge distances. Vision loss and unsteady balance go hand-in-hand, also increasing the risk of falling.
In fact, the combination of poor vision and poor lighting doubles the risk of falling and hip fracture.
“ The StrideLight® Cane is just like turning on the headlights of your car. The ease of ‘seeing’ in places where I would otherwise have to trust that the ground, sidewalk or floor is level and safe is immeasurable.”
-S.R. Glaucoma patient
The StrideLight® Cane is ideal for :