Magnifiers & Low Vision
Low vision magnifiers include all types of vision appliances other than prescription glasses. Now, we’re not talking about magnifying reading glasses either. They’re covered on a different page, here.
Low vision aids & magnifiers
This page covers magnifiers that are designed to improve vision. Especially in situations where sharp vision may not be achievable with glasses alone. Various occupations, hobbies and vision conditions benefit from magnification.
For example, Macular degeneration is a condition that destroys central vision. People with macular degneration will find it difficult to read and see fine detail. Magnification is very useful in this situation. Words and objects are larger, so peripheral vision becomes more useful as a substitute for the lost central vision.
We supply Eschenbach low vision magnifiers. These are high quality, German devices and come with excellent support. The range is wide. So, we’ve divided it into a number of categories.
Electronic vision aids
This range of vision aids uses the latest technology to create an enlarged digital video image. A range of devices and settings allows the user to improve colour contrast. Furthermore, images are true-to-detail, high resolution and shadow free.
Hand-held & reading magnifiers
A magnifying glass with an in-built light will outperform the equivelant non-lighted type. So we will always recommend illuminated hand-held devices first.
Head-band and clip-on magnifiers
Head band aids and clip-on spectacle devices provide a hands-free solution. So, they are fantastic for hobbies and occupations that require both hands on the job.
Stand & reading magnifiers
Designed for use on a table or bench, stand type devices provide an easy to use, larger size option. Magnifiers on a stand ensure the device is positioned at exactly the correct distance, so the image is optimised. Larger lamp magnifying lamps are also useful as a general purpose reading light.
Designed as smaller pocket magnifying glasses, a wide range of technical magnifiers is available to suite almost any application.
Low vision devices for distance use a telescopic system. Telescopic magnifiers allow the user to view an enlarged image of something far away. For example, a television screen, artwork in a gallery or the stage of an Opera. They are also useful in occupations such as dentistry, medicine and micro-mechanics.
In-store magnifier demonstrations
We provide the opportunity to trial magnifiers in-store. With so many choices, our aim is to identify and recommend the design and function that best matches your need. Furthermore, it’s important to try the magnifier and compare models for yourself. The best magnifiers are designed for a specific purpose and will do more than a basic magnifier.
For more information on different models, visit the Eschenbach low vision magnifier website or visit us in store.