Low Vision Aids

Optical Aids

A variety of low vision aids are very useful.

Popular low vision aids include:

  • Magnifying glasses
  • Telescopic glasses
  • Prism glasses
  • Hand held magnifiers
  • Stand magnifiers
  • Lenses that filter light
  • Closed-circuit televisions
  • Computer enhancement software
  • Text readers

Each client is evaluated to determine which low vision aids will help meet their goals.

Clients are given the opportunity to borrow some of the devices and practice with them at home prior to purchase.

Non-optical Aids

Non-optical aids are also helpful in daily activities. These devices "talk" to you, or offer enlarged print. Many also have special features, such as high contrast, that make them easier to see.

Some popular non-optical devices include:

  • Check guides
  • High contrast clocks and watches
  • Talking watches and clocks
  • Large-print calendars
  • Large-print cookbooks
  • Clocks, phones and watches with enlarged numbers
  • Labeling dots