Top 10 Low Vision Aids for Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) For 2017

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Top 10 Low Vision Aids for Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) – 2021

Top 10 Low Vision Aids for Consumers – 2017:

1. DaVinci Pro — Portable 3-in-1 CCTV Video Magnifie

2. Ruby XL HD — Handheld Electronic Video Magnifier

3. Merlin Elite Pro

4. Onyx OCR Portable Video Magnifier

5. Transformer HD with WiFi + OCR

6. Prodigi Connect 12 With Distance Viewing

7. Ruby 7 HD

8. Pebble HD — Handheld Electronic Video Magnifier

9. Topaz PHD — Portable 3-in-1 Video Magnifier CCTV

10. explorē 5 Handheld Electronic Magnifier

And now for the BONUS Products – Wearables:

Welcome to the Top 10 Low Vision Aid Magnifiers for Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) for 2017!

Top 10 Low Vision Aids for Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) For 2017 Consumer Macular Degeneration Top Choices

Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of vision loss among people age 65 and older. 11 million people in the United States have some form of age-related macular degeneration, and 2.3 million people in the United States have undiagnosed AMD.

Age-related macular degeneration is an irreversible physical breakdown of the macula (the central portion of the retina), which leads to loss of the sharp, fine-detail, “straight ahead” vision. The macula controls our most acute and detailed vision.

There is no accepted “cure” for macular degeneration, but there are treatments and there are low vision aids to help with vision loss from macular degeneration.

The compassionate Low Vision Specialists at New England Low Vision and Blindness have compiled our list of Top 10 Low Vision Aid Magnifiers for Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD).  We also added a bonus selection as well!


Here Are Our Top 10 (Plus Bonus) Low Vision Aid Magnifiers for Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)

1. DaVinci Pro — Portable 3-in-1 CCTV Video Magnifier

As Low As: $299 /mo

Top 10 Low Vision Aids for Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) For 2017 Consumer Macular Degeneration Top Choices

DaVinci Pro for the 3rd year in a row leads the pack. It is continually upgraded and is still considered the “best-of-the-best” when it comes to an everyday simple to use desktop video magnifier workstation. DaVinci Pro’s 3-in-1 Full HD camera displays a super-sharp true-to-life crisp image with no ghosting. DaVinci Pro casts a very wide viewable field and it has an incredible 18″ of working space for most any reading and writing task. It’s 13mp full-page OCR camera is nearly 100% accurate for reading newspapers, books, magazines, newsletters, and it is very easy to operate. DaVinci Pro has passed the test of both our most novice and our most advanced power users. It still remains the perfect tool for home, libraries, college disability rooms, senior centers and retirement communities. <Click Here To Learn More DaVinci Pro>

 

2. Ruby XL HD — Handheld Electronic Video Magnifier

Top 10 Low Vision Aids for Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) For 2017 Consumer Macular Degeneration Top Choices  The Ruby XL HD is a handheld electronic video magnifier with a 5 inch LCD monitor and a 5-megapixel, auto-focus camera providing sharp HD quality images and continuous zoom from 2x to 14x. Ruby XL HD has a built-in tilted stand for comfortable, easy viewing. RUBY XL HD comes with a fold-out handle with two adjustable positions for a comfortable grip. Ruby XL HD is extremely portable, weighing just 10.5 ounces, so you can bring it with you to read prices, menus, product labels, signs and anything on the go.

When reading a lot of content, you can add adjustable reading lines or masks to help track the text. Ruby XL HD also has 20 high-contrast color viewing modes let you adjust text to be easy on your eyes.  Click Here To Learn More

3. Merlin Elite Pro

Top 10 Low Vision Aids for Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) For 2017 Consumer Macular Degeneration Top Choices

The Merlin Elite PRO features both a top of the line Sony 1080p HD camera for viewing magnified information, plus it is a FULL-PAGE text to speech system, containing a 13mp camera, resulting in an extremely high accuracy of text-to-speech conversion quality.

The Merlin Elite PRO is extremely simple to use, and is wonderful for people with low vision and who like to read a lot of text.  With the simple push of a button the Merlin Elite PRO will magnify the text and read aloud your favorite book or magazine article, newspaper and volumes of other documents.  The Merlin Elite Pro also connects to iPad and iDevices for accessible viewing of email, internet, Skype, Facebook, FaceTime, and more. <Click Here To Learn More>

4. Onyx OCR Portable Video Magnifier

Top 10 Low Vision Aids for Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) For 2017 Consumer Macular Degeneration Top Choices

The Onyx OCR Portable Video Magnifier offers magnification and reads any document aloud.  The magnification, high contrast, and clear voice, improves reading clarity and accuracy and makes it much easier.  Change your focus from magnified text to letting the Onyx OCR read to you when you become too tired.  Just place your document under the fixed OCR camera and activate the speech function.

Listen to any documents as it is read out loud by a quality voice and without straining your eyes.  The four-in-one system integrates two separate cameras: one for converting text to speech and one of magnification of documents.  This will allow you to clearly see what you want whether it is across the room or on the table in front of you. Click Here To Learn More

5. Transformer HD with WiFi + OCR

Top 10 Low Vision Aids for Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) For 2017 Consumer Macular Degeneration Top Choices

New Design, Connects to iPad PC, Mac & Android wirelessly!  All the functionality of the former version, plus so much more!  The new Transformer HD Wi-Fi + OCR now houses a built-in Wi-Fi which allows connection to an iPad, using no wires… that means… Wirelessly…!  Built in 2-hour battery, so students with low vision do not have to plug it in during class (a 2nd 2-hour battery and 2nd charger are also included) – students are not anchored to a wall with a long power cord, and they are not fighting with messy “spaghetti” wires. Students are also NOT bleeding down any laptop batteries, because the battery on the new Transformer HD Wi-Fi + OCR is totally independent from the users laptop.  Click Here To Learn More

6. Prodigi Connect 12 With Distance Viewing

Top 10 Low Vision Aids for Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) For 2017 Consumer Macular Degeneration Top Choices

The Prodigi Connect 12 With Distance Viewing is the perfect solution for anyone suffering from low vision who is looking to enlarge print and images.  The Distance Viewing camera allows user to view documents or classwork from their desk.

Prodigi Connect 12 With Distance Viewing is extremely portable and lightweight (under 2 pounds.) It’s equipped with diamond edge technology which will keep the letters crisp and precise even when you maximize the size of the image.  The Prodigi software is built into/on a Samsung Table, is Google Approved and allows access to all applications and Google settings. Click Here To Learn More

7. Ruby 7 HD

Top 10 Low Vision Aids for Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) For 2017 Consumer Macular Degeneration Top Choices

Ruby 7 HD comes with a bigger screen, higher magnification and all sorts of new and improved features, including the new PivotCam™— a rotating camera that gives you even more viewing options.

The PivotCam on Ruby 7 HD puts 3-in-1 video magnification in the palm of your hands so you can see near, far and everything in between (middle distance). Ruby 7 HD has a bigger 7-inch screen (2 full inches larger than other Ruby magnifiers) that lets you see more and gives you even more magnifying power. This larger screen can display more text and images so you can see more and reading is easier. The bigger screen size also gives you 24x magnification (versus a 14x maximum with other Ruby magnifiers). Click Here To Learn More

8. Pebble HD — Handheld Electronic Video Magnifier

Top 10 Low Vision Aids for Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) For 2017 Consumer Macular Degeneration Top Choices  Pebble HD is the most popular handheld electronic video magnifier in its class. Pebble HD is the smallest sized of all handheld electronic video magnifiers, which makes it easy to fit in your pocket or purse when on the go to read price tags, menus, labels, signs and more. With Pebble HD there is no need to change batteries, just re-charge them like a cell phone. Pebble HD has a 4.3” monitor and a built-in handle for comfort and ease of use. Pebble HD also comes in three colors (Red, White and Blue) for those who are style conscious.

Pebble HD has HD capabilities that give you a clear image no matter how you adjust for size. It also comes with a built-in light for additional illumination and numerous settings to increase contrast. Click Here To Learn More

9. Topaz PHD — Portable 3-in-1 Video Magnifier CCTV

Top 10 Low Vision Aids for Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) For 2017 Consumer Macular Degeneration Top Choices  Topaz PHD is a foldable and collapsible 3-in-1 desktop video magnifier CCTV that is battery-operated and easy for you to bring a long when you need magnification on the go. It folds down like a laptop to fit the size of a briefcase.

Topaz PHD comes with auto-focus, a wide magnification range, intuitive controls, six default and 27 customizable high-contrast color modes, and adjustable reading lines and masks. This magnifier gives you brilliant image quality that is easy to read at all magnification levels. Click Here To Learn More

10. explorē 5 Handheld Electronic Magnifier

Top 10 Low Vision Aids for Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) For 2017 Consumer Macular Degeneration Top Choices

The explorē 5 offers one of the best image quality magnifiers packed into a portable powerhouse.  The ease of use and outstanding ergonomics make the explorē 5 the device selected by active people who are looking for a magnifier they can take everywhere.  Magnify menus, fine print on documents, packaging and much more – the explorē 5 makes life easier for anyone with vision problems.

The product is ready to use as soon as you take it out of your purse or pocket.  No instructions necessary.  The large, bright buttons are clear and simple to navigate and the features are intended to help in every need.

The explorē 5 is the right choice for active people with mild, moderate or severe vision loss who need variable magnification and contrast.  Click Here To Learn More

And now for the BONUS Products

11. Wearables

Some of our experts have said wearable technology is the future to help those with vision loss live an active lifestyle.  Our wearable options makes it possible for those with low vision to see and take part in everyday tasks, such as reading and being able to see a loved ones face.

NuEyes Featuring ODG SmartGlasses

NuEyes low vision glasses are the newest head-mounted, hands-free wearable technology that gives low vision users CCTV and text-to speech capabilities in an easy-to-use headset about the size of a pair of sunglasses. NuEyes featuring ODG smartglasses magnify (up to 12x) and display enhanced versions of anything that you look at.  NuEyes low vision glasses gives you all the video magnification you need built into a comfortable headset and without bulky control pack. <Click Here To Learn More About NuEyes>

Jordy – Wearable Magnifier

Jordy is a hands free distance and close focus wearable magnifier in the form of low vision glasses. Some have called Jordy “Macular Degeneration Glasses”. Jordy low vision glasses are a battery-operated wearable magnifier with a pantoscopic tilt. Jordy glasses can also be used as two low vision systems in one. Jordy can be worn like a pair of glasses to see near, far, & everything in between or mounted to the optional docking stand turning the Jordy into a Desktop video magnifier. <Click Here To Learn More About Jordy>

Patriot ViewPoint Glasses

Are you diagnosed with Macular Degeneration or Stargardts? Top 10 Low Vision Aids for Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) For 2017 Consumer Macular Degeneration Top Choices

If so, then the Patriot ViewPoint, the latest wearable low-vision glasses showcasing a spectacular 96 degree viewable field, is the product you have always been waiting for. You must try this product!

The wide-screen 96 degree viewable field is the largest on the market, and it makes all the difference having a super-sharp wide display bringing close to you nearly everything that is displayed at a distance.

You can also read up close, plus see people’s faces, watch TV, read the newspaper, the possibilities are endless. <Click Here To Learn More About Patriot ViewPoint>

 


Financing Is Available!

Our convenient Peace of Mind financing options makes these products affordable with a low monthly payment. In addition, our Peace of Mind program means everything is included in your affordable monthly payment, designed to eliminate any worry or concern.  Here’s what is included in your low monthly payment?

  • Easy Monthly Payments: Our easy to understand monthly payment plan allows you to own the latest technology to help you live independently and enhance your life!
  • Delivery & Set-Up: We drive to your location to deliver, set up, and provide you with instructions on your new technology. Premium White Glove service guaranteed.
  • Training & Tips: Schedule a meeting at your home, work or school, so you can be trained in the actual environment where you are using the technology.
  • Troubleshoot & Service: If we can’t solve on the phone, we drive to you and take care of everything – logistics and shipping with the manufacturer, providing a loaner unit, etc.

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with Macular Degeneration, we have created this 12-section eBook “Now What? – a free resource to help you or loved one who has been diagnosed with Macular Degeneration. <Click here> to access.

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We provide ‘patient choice’ showcasing numerous technology options from the world’s most respected suppliers, all in line with one’s individualized budgetary limits and personal, educational, or professional goals. We also provide custom training solutions and troubleshooting support.

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Through our no-obligation demonstrations – either at one of our conveniently located assistive technology showrooms or in their home, office, or school – clients experience a relaxed 2-hour free personal demonstration of almost 100% of all low vision and blindness technologies available on the market.

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