Tech Devices That Help You See Better
For those with some kind of vision impairment, simple tasks can be difficult, if not impossible. Here at the nonprofit Lighthouse International store in New York City, there are all kinds of high-tech gadgets that can ease the burden of living with low vision. Let's sample a few.
This desktop magnifier gives you power to see little things. You put the material you want to look at right here on this tray.
These buttons on the front change the settings. You turn this dial to magnify the image and then you press this blue button for all sorts of different color and contrast combinations.
This red light helps you find your place on the page.
Called the Topaz Desktop Magnifier, it starts at just under $2,000.
A portable magnifier can come in handy when you're on the go. Let's say you want to read the newspaper, you put it on the paper like this and it digitally magnifies the text and the images up to 14 times.
You can even freeze frame the image. The magnifier comes with a large screen and it tilts up and down for easy viewing. It comes with a whole bunch of different size and color options.
The Amigo retails for just under $1,700.
Talking products come in handy for the visually impaired. With a push of a button, this watch will tell you the time, the day and the date. It comes with an alarm and an hourly chime.
The avalon watch sells for around $40.
Well, thanks to amazing inventions like these, people with low vision can remain independent and fully engaged with the world around them.
This entry last modified on: January 16, 2013 3:35 PM
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Here are some high tech devices designed to help people see more clearly.