It appears that even though Levar Burton appreciates his character and what Geordi La Forge represents to the visually impaired, Burton believes that the natural progression of technology would make the prolific visor obsolete at some point. This is why Geordi’s visor is missing in “Star Trek: Picard,” which also highlights how science is still progressing even in the far future.
Unsurprisingly, Geordi’s visor has influenced real-life efforts down here on planet Earth. As reported by the official Stark Trek website, Geordi’s visual aid is actually becoming a reality as scientists learn more about how the brain interprets sensory information, so it might not be long before people are donning real-life visors inspired by the famous “Star Trek” character. Though modern-day advancements might be a bit further away from the new cybernetic eyes that Geordi has in “Star Trek: Picard,” it sounds like his visor might be right around the corner. Either way, it is awesome that the creators of “Star Trek: Picard” decided to make such a decision when it comes to Geordi, and how an in-universe explanation (and pleading from Burton) changed the character.