Invented by low vision therapists at Salus University, home of the Pennsylvania College of Optometry. The StrideLight® Walking Cane shines strong, even and clear light exactly where it’s needed- around your feet and walking area. The military-grade LED shines brightly shine on obstacles that can cause trips and falls.
According to our experts, millions of people have low vision. This means that their eyesight can’t be corrected by lenses, surgery or medicine. Glaucoma, macular degeneration, diabetes, multiple sclerosis and Parkinson’s Disease are all causes of low vision.
Low vision results in loss of depth perception, loss of balance and the ability to judge distances. As a result, it becomes difficult or impossible to recognize and safely walk in dark places where there are stairs, curbs, puddles, icy spots, area rugs, misplaced shoes, sleeping pets- that can cause injuries from trips and falls.
Consequently, our therapists’ idea behind the StrideLight® Cane is that strong light can enhance vision and depth perception and improve balance to reduce the risk of falling.