See What I See

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See What I See


The National Eye Institute





The National Eye Institute was established in 1968 and is located in Bethesda, Maryland. The mission of NEI is to prolong and protect the vision of the American people.

Client Challenge

  • The National Eye Institute, a member of the NIH, wanted to create a virtual experience to show patients what it is like to live with eye disease
  • They began building an educational app called See What I See using Virtual Reality (VR), using the Google Cardboard and Oculus Quest platforms
  • Partway into development, after running into technical difficulties with their initial development partner, they sought a new partner with deeper VR experience

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Robot Sea Monster Solution

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  • Robot Sea Monster improved and updated the codebase, integrated contemporary modern plugins, and corrected the video resolutions
  • We also worked with ophthalmologists to develop medically accurate visual effects that performed well, even on low-end VR platforms
  • Available on iOS and Android mobile platforms, the app gives people the direct experience of seeing the world as if they have cataracts, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, and age-related macular degeneration

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