Hindsight is 2020: Vision Buddy Year in Review

A Look Back on 2020

Believe it or not, 2021 is tomorrow (and if you are reading this outside of the United States, it might already be here)! 2020 has been a rough year with many challenges to overcome. Who would have known that we would be in a global pandemic? The future is truly unpredictable, but we can always look back on the past and reflect on it. This year will certainly be one for the books! 

Many of us are looking forward to the 2021 with hope that it will be better than this year. But despite all of the challenges, 2020 wasn't all bad! We wanted to spend some time to reflect on our accomplishments at Vision Buddy.

2020 was our first year selling Vision Buddy! It's been a tough year to start, but because of that, we have learned and grown so much. We really wanted to meet more people in person and have them try out Vision Buddy, but of course due to the pandemic, that has been difficult to do (but we hope to do this in the future!). So, like many other companies, we have focused on creating an online presence and reaching people this way. We have adapted to the current environment and we will continue to adapt. We are a small team that's learning as we go. We are constantly looking for ways to improve and give you guys the best Vision Buddy experience that we can offer.

We Made Vision Buddy for You. And We Thank You for Our Success.

This product is for the low vision community and its supporters. We want our product to help you; if it doesn't, then there's no point in doing what we do. We know that living with low vision can be challenging. It has always been our goal to make your life a little bit easier, whether it's by helping you or a loved one watch the football game on TV, seeing your grandchild's face, or reading your newspaper. We're here to help! We hope that our product is easy to use and empowers you to be more independent and gain some clarity that you didn't have before. 

We have been touched by the many positive testimonials we've received. Hearing about how Vision Buddy has made your life easier is music to our ears! Our goal is to hear even more of them next year. 

We want our product to serve the low vision community. We want it to be simple to use for you! It should make your life easier, not harder. 

We're Proud of What We've Done

This year, we have shipped hundreds of Vision Buddy units out! We've had incredible YouTubers review our product, grown our team little by little, and have expanded our reach globally within months. We've been able to touch the lives of many, many people and that means a lot to us. It motivates us to keep doing what we do!

We were able to participate in the CSUN Assistive Technology Conference! 


YouTuber Alisha Browne holding a white Vision Buddy Unit, talking to the camera.

Alisha Browne, who has Stargardt disease, is one of the wonderful YouTubers that reviewed our Vision Buddy! We really enjoyed working with her.


Saleem, user of Vision Buddy wearing the white Vision Buddy headset.

Saleem, who has glaucoma, was one of our first Vision Buddy users. He was so excited to try our product! 

We are proud of what we've accomplished, and we're so excited to accomplish even more next year. We want to take the time to thank you for your support. Every little bit of support means a lot to us. Whether you have bought a unit, are reading this blog, or anything in between, we appreciate it all. We wouldn't be where we are without you. We hope that you stay with us for a while, because we are going to achieve even bigger and better things as we continue to grow! 

Some Final Words

To conclude our Year in Review, we have a statement from Vision Buddy's CEO and Co-Founder, Zack Afridi to you:

We started Vision Buddy with the goal to help improve the lives of people in the low vision community. We are so excited about the success of our product; every day we get emails and calls from low vision people and their loved ones informing us how Vision Buddy has improved their lives and made them independent and also kept them entertained at home. 

Because of COVID-19, things have been difficult but I am thankful to our team that has done a remarkable job in helping the low vision community. We are looking forward to the new year with new ideas and we will continue our mission to improve the lives of people in the low vision community through innovate and easy to use technology. 
CEO and Co-Founder of Vision Buddy, Zack Afridi
- Zack Afridi, CEO and Co-Founder of Vision Buddy


Thank you again for your support, and we hope that you have a great 2021! We'll see you next year.

Do you have any questions, comments, or concerns? You can give us a call at 1-833-787-2020 or email us at! We are here for you.