This “jeweler’s magnifier” is used on the forehead and over prescription glasses. A range ofmagnification lenses is available. With greater magnification, focal length is shorter, so reading mattermust be closer to the eye. The visor flips up out of the way for normal vision.
Lighted Mobil Schweizer Magnifier
These are LED lighted, hand held magnifying lenses. A 6X and 10X lens are available.
Bugzeye, Dome, No-focus Magnifier
This little low-tech 3X magnifier can slide directly over the surface of what you want to see without youhaving to focus it.
This high-tech magnifier plugs into your TV. You mouse over what you want to see, and the image isenlarged on your TV screen via a built in closed circuit TV camera. Requires the dexterity to use a mouse.
Alladin Rainbow Reading Machine
The library’s study room has this magnifier on an x – y stage. A built-in camera enlarges the image onto amonitor that allows you to vary the amount of magnification, change the contrast, and maintain controlover which part of the page you are viewing.
Floor Lamp with Magnifying Lens
Good quality light is a big part of reading with low vision. This excellent light source has a largemagnifying glass mounted on the floor lamp stand so you have light on what you’re trying to see.
This plastic stand hold the book up for you in a slanted position. You need to use it with a table or laptable for reading, but if holding the book, or holding it steady, is part of your reading difficulty, the bookstand might help.
For people who have lost manual dexterity, the page turner slips over the palm, and a plastic finger witha rubberized tip helps turn the page.