Vision loss: “Wearable” technology offers new support pathways for independent living

Tim Connell

Quantum Reading Learning Vision

Jeff's connection with the Assistive Technology field started in 1988, when he established a chain of retail optical shops/ optometry practices. The retail venture continued for 10 years and it was during this time that his passion to assist people with vision loss that could not be corrected by spectacles was born.


In 2011 Jeff joined Quantum as a low vision specialist, covering the South of Sydney, southern NSW, and the ACT. He is available for home/workplace visits or appointments can be made at our Sydney South office at Gymea.


“Working with people of all ages, abilities and social circumstances has been an endless source of stimulation for me, and every day I am amazed at people's resilience and ingenuity. Finding human solutions using technology is tremendously rewarding. I do like technology, but mainly for the outcomes, and I see my role more as ‘communicating possibilities’. OrCam is the perfect example of innovative assistive technology, with a truly liberating effect on people's lives.”