Top Ten Low Vision Aids

Loss or decline in vision is often brought on by old age, glaucoma, or other neurological and muscular degenerative disorders. Sometimes, loss of vision is not drastic and can be managed by using devices and tools that can enhance your current vision. At Rehab Store, we have listed ten devices or tools that can help with your daily activities that are just beyond your ability.

1. Atomic Unisex Watch

Atomic Unisex Watch is for anyone who has a vision problem. A pleasant male voice clearly speaks the time, day, date and month. Large black numbers on a white background are easy to see. Hour and minute hands light up in the dark. The face is 1.5 in diameter, and looks good on men or women. A polished, brushed silver-tone case surrounds the face. It comes with black leather strap.

Features of Atomic Unisex Watch

  • Watch is for anyone who has a vision problem
  • A male voice clearly speaks the time, day, date and month
  • Large black numbers on a white background are easy to see
  • Hour and minute hands light up in the dark
Atomic Unisex Watch
Atomic Unisex Watch
 

2. Non-Magnifying Prism Glasses

Often we see that continuous strain to the eye in an upright position can cause headaches and, in rare cases, can damage the eyes. Sleeping Glasses or prism glasses work wonders, one can watch the television or read something while lying down. One does not need to sit upright or even raise their head for that matter. The Deluxe Prism Glasses from Norco are non-magnifying and simply enable the user to read or watch something while lying down, reducing the stress on the eyes.

Features of Non-Magnifying Prism Glasses
  • Includes a vinyl carrying case
  • Fits over most corrective lenses if necessary
  • Will not cause eye fatigue or strain
  • Ear piece can be adjusted with a heat gun

 

Deluxe Non-Magnifying Prism Glasses
Deluxe Non-Magnifying Prism Glasses
 

3. Bierley 64mm Dome Magnifier

Bierley 64mm Dome Magnifier is a shaped magnifier which can be placed directly onto the page, providing a steady, focused image. It can be moved across the page to view the text, and can also be used hands free on the page. The dome shaping of the magnifier helps to increase the illumination of whatever is being viewed as its shape naturally guides the light onto the page.

Features of Bierley Dome Magnifier

  • Ideal for magnifying and reading newspapers, maps, legal documents and contracts
  • Light gathering dome magnifier
  • Non scratch base
  • Magnification: 4x
  • Uniquely illuminates without the need for LEDs or batteries
  • Glides effortlessly across the surface

 

Bierley 64mm Dome Magnifier
Bierley 64mm Dome Magnifier​
 

4. Easy See Playing Cards

Playing cards are one of the most common pastimes in the world, each society having its own set of games and rules. The generally available cards have small text which can be difficult for the user if they suffer from visual impairment or reduced vision. Norco’s Easy See Playing Cards feature extra-large characters for easy viewing. The enlarged characters enable the user to quickly recognize them, and thus make the game easy to play. They are color coded also for easy categorization.

Features of EasySee Playing Cards

  • Extra-large characters for easy viewing
  • Standard black and red corner markers
  • Helpful for low vision aid
  • Color-coded by suit

 

Easy See Playing Cards
Easy See Playing Cards
 

5. Complete Medical Magnifier Full Page Reading Fresnel with Border

Complete Medical Magnifier Full Page Reading Fresnel with Border is great for enlarging print of newspapers, dictionaries, telephone directories, maps and more. To use, hold approximately 4-inch away from page. Its handi-lens has 2X power of page size. Dimensions of Fresnel lens are 7 x 10-inches with vinyl border in a peg header card.

 

Complete Medical Magnifier Full Page Reading Fresnel with Border
Complete Medical Magnifier Full Page Reading Fresnel with Border
 

6. Electronic Magnifiers

Simple magnifiers have a range to which they can magnify something and depending on the size of the original text the magnification also varies. When one needs powerful magnification, electronic magnifiers come to their aid. With an appearance like the computer mouse, they can be connected to any screen device and can be used as superior level magnifiers. The Electronic Magnifier by Bierley can convert any screen device like a monitor or television into a low vision aid thus helping the user magnify anything to a great extent.

Features of Electronic Magnifiers

  • Windows 7, 8 and 10. Mac OSX
  • Ergonomic and easy to use
  • Plugs directly into any USB port
  • Variable magnification: 3x - 100x
  • Crisp, clear, grayscale or full color, vivid image
Bierley ColorMouse Electronic Magnifiers
Bierley ColorMouse Electronic Magnifiers
 

7. Folding Magnifiers

What do you do when you need a lightweight, economical, and portable magnifier for your daily need? You opt for a folding magnifier. With added options like lighted and non-lighted, folding magnifiers are the perfect pocket friendly and fitting option to read anything under low light. The Lighted Folding Magnifier from Norco comes with a 3x powered LED light and can be folded easily to be stored almost anywhere.

North Coast Medical Lighted Folding Magnifier
North Coast Medical Lighted Folding Magnifier
 

8. Reading Glasses

One doesn’t always need a magnifier to resolve reading issues. Sometimes, a simple pair of reading glasses with powerful optical range can do the job. Foster Grant’s Compact Reading glasses are full size reading glasses with telescoping temples that help in relieving eye strain. Spring hinges add to the comfort of the glasses. They are available in multiple magnification strengths and come with a carrying case for easy of transportation and storage.

Foster Grant MicroVision Compact Reading Glasses
Foster Grant MicroVision Compact Reading Glasses
 

9. Visual Functioning Assessment Tool

Different people need different tools and devices to help them view or read things. In a classroom setting, understanding the kind of devices needed and to understand the reduction in vision, an assessment tool can come in handy. Stoelting offers a complete Visual Functioning Assessment Tool which uses material commonly found in classrooms to assess the visual skills of a student. They are specially designed for individuals of all ages and all functioning levels who suffer from low vision issues.

Features of Stoelting Visual Functioning Assessment Tool

  • Provides information on the students relative strengths, weaknesses and a baseline for the IEP
  • Age Range: All ages
  • Time required: Untimed
Stoelting Visual Functioning Assessment Tool
Stoelting Visual Functioning Assessment Tool
 

10. Cheap Talk Six Communicator For Visually Impaired

Cheap Talk Six Communicator for Visually Impaired has high contrast switches. The switches are in two different colors and outlined in black to make it easier to select your pre recorded messages. It features six levels, 225 seconds total record time and six seconds per message. Comes with built-in icon holder and requires four AA batteries.

 

  
Cheap Talk Six Communicator For Visually Impaired
Cheap Talk Six Communicator For Visually Impaired

 

Where to Buy Low Vision Aids Online?

Choosing the right low vision aid will not only improve your reading and viewing experience but will also reduce strain to the eye thus reducing further damage to the eyes. Rehab Store’s comprehensive range of low vision aids are specifically designed for all your vision needs.


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