Low Vision Devices


• Portable (hand-held styles) are popular for those on-the-go

Menus Lux 3.0 Magnifier (example of use).  Made in Germany.

Menus Lux 3.0 Magnifier.  Made in Germany.

• Magnifiers on a stand (some are height adjustable) allow for reading material to be placed underneath

• Illuminated magnifiers provide additional light to viewing area:

The Markolux illuminated magnifier.  Made in German.
The Powerlux 14 D Illuminated Magnifier.  Made in Germany.

The Mobilux LED 20D Illuminated magnifier.  Made in Germany.

• Digital magnifiers include a camera to scan and magnify images

Specialty Eyeglasses

Specialty eyeglasses may be an option for some individuals with low vision who want to do visually demanding tasks and need to have their hands free.  This category of devices includes photochromic, anti-reflective, prismatic and high-powered lenses

Features & Benefits:

• Can be designed for near, intermediate and far working distances 
• New technology allows some lenses to be very thin
• Prismatic lenses often allow the wearer to see things with both eyes under high magnification
• Many styles offer glare control, which is a very common problem, including:

- Anti-reflective lenses that eliminate reflections

- Photochromic lenses which lighten indoors and darken outdoors

- Sunglasses or clip-ons that block ultra-violet rays

- Fit-over style sunglasses or glare control filters which include side shields

Here are some examples:

MaxDetail - the glasses for demanding detailed work.  Made in Germany.  Click here to learn more about MaxDetail glasses including, features benefits and specifications.      

MaxDetail Clip - for demanding detailed work.  Made in Germany.  Click here to learn more about MaxDetail Clip glasses including, features benefits and specifications

CCTV (Close-Circuit TV)

(Also called video magnifiers)

Features & Benefits:

• Consists of a display (monitor) and video camera
• Desktop and portable devices available
• Allows the user to enlarge and position an image until print is big enough to read on the display
• User can adjust contrast, brightness and color


Features & Benefits:

• Help at a variety of distances
• Can be monocular (for one eye) or binocular (for both eyes)
• Many designs feature telescopes mounted onto eyeglasses

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