Simulation of Vision Conditions

Vision simulation is one way to understand how the world is experienced by someone with a visual impairment. Explore photographs, activities, and instructions for creating your own vision simulators.

Images and Simulations of Eye Disorders

Photos, Images and Videos
National Eye Institute, U.S. National Institutes of Health
This website offers a collection of photos, images and videos of eye anatomy, including simulations of vision disorders.

Simulations of Eye Disorders
Richmond Eye Associates
Simulations of visual symptoms caused by a variety of eye disorders, ranging from simple refractive error to neurological conditions.

Simulations of Vision Loss
Ohio Lions Eye Research Foundation
The images allow the viewer to experience the effects of various vision disorders.

Vision Simulation Video
Video depicting the impact of the most common age-related eye conditions.

Making Vision Simulators

Making a Vision Simulator
Special Education Technology—British Columbia
This link will download a PowerPoint document with instructions for making goggles and plastic wrap simulators.

Make Your Own Vision Impairment Simulators
Dona Sauerburger
Definitions, instructions, and issues to consider in design and use of simulators.

Vision Simulation Activities

Low Vision Simulation Activities
Low Vision Simulators
Low vision simulators and recommended activities; cautions about their effectiveness.

Simulation Training
Teaching Students with Visual Impairments
Carmen Willings offers many suggestions for activities that help trainees understand how to do daily tasks with visual impairment.