I am a doctor who started my practice as a general ophthalmologist a few years ago. Because of my experiences with visually impaired patients, I realized that patients who are visually impaired with no more treatment options but who still have vision, are left with no hope and have no idea that life can go on. So i subspecialized in Low vision and Vision rehabiliataion. I want to help them maximize their visual potential and improve the quality of their lives. I want to offer a glimmer of hope in their cloudy world.
Video magnifiers are devices that magnify the object by use of a camera, that projects the enlarged image onto a projector or screen. It provides the highest magnification possible for any device. They also have display options that can change the color of the fonts or the background to enhance contrast for the reader. This specific video magnifier has an option to magnify for distance too.
These are commonly used for tasks such as reading, writing, or doing hobbies. This is especially for extended near tasks. Since there is a fixed distance between the lens and the object you are looking at, accommodation is required so you should use your reading glasses if you have one. This causes less fatigue because the magnifier rests flat on the page. However, it is not a hands free device, and it is not that portable. Children have and easier time using stand magnifiers.
This is an illuminated stand magnifier from Eschenbach which is designed like a computer mouse and is easy to use. This has an aspheric lens with a 5X magnification or 20 diopter power. It also contains LED lights for bright illumination.
Perfect for tasks where you need both hands like sewing, knitting, or other hobbies. This also provides a large field of view. Magnification is usually 2x but some have an additional bifocal lens of about 4x magnification. The cord that hangs it around the neck allows you to adjust the distance.
High powered stand magnifier
Hands free stand magnifier attached to a gooseneck lamp
This multipurpose video magnifier attaches to an LCD screen. It can magnify objects for near vision, and can magnify images at a distance. This is ideal for classroom activities to see the blackboard, then read and write notes. It also comes in a portable travel bag. You can also use this to put make up on. There is a large magnification range and you can also change the display mode to what suits your vision. It also has the function for left or right handedness.
This loupe magnifier for near task enables you to use both your hands for the task. this is good for writing, sewing or other crafts. It also comes in different magnifications from 2x to 4x and the higher the magnification, the nearer the distance from your eye to the object.
The NOIR fit-overs are filters worn over your glasses that absorb both ultraviolet and infrared. They have good protection from the glare. It comes in different colors but the amber colors enhances contrast. Depending on your disease there is a shade that would be right for you and enhance your vision.