Top 10 Low Vision Aids for Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) For 2018

Here’s Our Top 10 List for 2018:

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

2. Ruby XL HD — Handheld Electronic Video Magnifier

3.  Explore 8

4. Topaz OCR Desktop Video Magnifier With Speech

5. ClearView C+ Speech

6. Eye-Pal Solo

7. Transformer HD with WiFi + OCR

8. Merlin Ultra 24” Full HD Desktop CCTV

9. Acrobat HD Ultra Long Arm

10. Wearables

Have you or someone you know experienced vision loss do to injury, glaucoma, macular degeneration, or other eye or systemic disease?

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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 2018 Technology 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 MagnifierTop 10 Low Vision Aids for Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) For 2018 Technology Top Choices

As Low As: $99 /mo

The Ruby XL HD is back again at #2. Often our most popular hand-held portable video magnifier because it is very simple to operate, has a 3hr rechargeable battery, angles at a built-in 45 degrees on a 5″ screen, easy automatic ‘on/off’ feature, displays a crystal clear image, hides a foldable built-in handle, and it is does not tip…it is stable. The slim Ruby XL HD goes anywhere with you, and you can magnify materials up to 14 times. Great for restaurants, Rx #’s, expiration dates, price tags, thermostats, labels, and more. Easy to learn and to use, whether at home, in the office, or on the go. <Click Here To Learn More About Ruby XL HD

3.  Explore 8Top 10 Low Vision Aids for Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) For 2018 Technology Top Choices

As Low As: $99 /mo

Explore 8 – Amazing near and distance optics on an 8″ Screen. Key design is the position of the operational buttons, where they are not easily pushed when moving the product. Explore 8 is a smart, portable, touch-screen, two-camera tablet, designed with the user in mind.  The unmatched clarity of image with the most powerful camera on the market.  Easy to use, intuitive use and one-touch buttons to activate features.  Light, portable, customizable.  This is the perfect electronic video magnifier for anyone with low vision and age related macular degeneration. <Click Here To Learn More About Explore 8>

4. Topaz OCR Desktop Video Magnifier With Speech

As Low As: $299 /mo

Top 10 Low Vision Aids for Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) For 2018 Technology Top Choices

Touch screen OCR interface, big knobbed control dials, 24″ monitor, traditional construction all contribute to making the TOPAZ OCR Desktop Video Magnifier With Speech an extremely enjoyable product for faster reading and better comprehension with less fatigue. The multi-featured TOPAZ OCR Desktop Video Magnifier With Speech magnifies and reads aloud any printed document. The clear voice, high-definition magnification and high contrast makes reading so much easier. Comfortably switch from reading magnified texts yourself, to letting the TOPAZ OCR Desktop Video Magnifier With Speech read them to you. <Click Here To Learn More About Topaz OCR Desktop Video Magnifier With Speech>

5. ClearView C+ Speech

As Low As: $299 /moTop 10 Low Vision Aids for Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) For 2018 Technology Top Choices

The “C” Shape of this product is what sets it apart from the rest. The unique design and shape of the ClearView C+ Speech HD Color System with 24″ OCR monitor puts the “your-world” at “your-fingertips”. This product combines video magnification and accurate text-to-speech which makes it easy to select what you want to read. It allows you to enlarge materials to a more comfortable size or change the high contrast viewing modes with one master dial. Users love the wide working space the “C” shape provides for reading newspapers and large objects, plus it is so easy to use. <Click Here To Learn More About ClearView C+ Speech>

6. Eye-Pal Solo

As Low As: $299 /moTop 10 Low Vision Aids for Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) For 2018 Technology Top Choices

The Eye-Pal SOLO is our #1 Text-To-Speech OCR product because it is so easy to use, especially for users with No technology experience. The Eye-Pal SOLO is the fastest, easiest and most clearest sounding OCR available, and what is remarkable is that it requires NO Buttons to operate. Optional features allow users to connect it to an external monitor or home TV to view pictures, magnified text or to write a check. Weighing in under seven pounds, it can travel with you anywhere. <Click Here To Learn More About Eye-Pal Solo>

7. Transformer HD with WiFi + OCRTop 10 Low Vision Aids for Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) For 2018 Technology Top Choices

As Low As: $299 /mo

iPad, iPad, iPad!! – Transformer HD WiFi + OCR connects wirelessly to your iPad! Its New Design, Connects not only to an iPad, but also to a PC, Mac & Android – all wirelessly!  The Transformer HD Wi-Fi + OCR has all the functionality of the former version, plus so much more! Did we mention it also has full-page OCR?Incredible! It also has its own Built in 2-hour rechargeable battery, so students with low vision do not have to power it from their laptop or 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. Transformer HD WiFi + OCR is a must for Students and Mobile Professionals. <Click Here To Learn More About Transformer HD With WiFi+OCR>

8. Merlin Ultra 24” Full HD Desktop CCTVTop 10 Low Vision Aids for Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) For 2018 Technology Top Choices

As Low As: $299 /mo

So simple, so reliable, so stable, the Merlin Ultra 24″ Full HD Desktop CCTV is great for people who want easy. Start by seeing photos of loved ones and then try Not to smile. This system has a way of ‘turning-the-tide’ for people who are experiencing feelings of frustration, inactivity, isolation and depression, into feelings of wonder, hope and joy. The Merlin Ultra 24″ Full HD Desktop CCTV is also for those who consider themselves “technologically-challenged”. It is very simple to use, and almost 100% of seniors can use this system to see photos, read newspapers, write checks, manage finances, make a shopping list, write a greeting card, and much more. <Click Here To Learn More About Merlin Ultra 24″ Full HD Desktop CCTV>

9. Acrobat HD Ultra Long ArmTop 10 Low Vision Aids for Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) For 2018 Technology Top Choices

As Low As: $299 /mo

The Acrobat HD Ultra Long Arm made our top 10 list because it is a low vision device that has a remarkably wide 17.5″ viewable field, which is the widest on the market today. Even newspaper widths of 12″ fit on screen. With this larger viewable field, the Acrobat HD Ultra Long Arm will provide people with vision loss the ability to see more on the screen at one time, reducing the back and forth movement of dragging magnified text under the camera. It connects to your monitor, so you pick any size monitor you want. We show it on a 45″ monitor and it is an experience like no other being able to read, write and work on projects so comfortably.  <Click Here To Learn More About Acrobat Long Arm HD>

10. 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 SmartGlassesTop 10 Low Vision Aids for Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) For 2018 Technology Top Choices

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 MagnifierTop 10 Low Vision Aids for Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) For 2018 Technology Top Choices

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 2018 Technology 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>

Aira (pr. EYE-rah)Top 10 Low Vision Aids for Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) For 2018 Technology Top Choices

The name is derived from two interesting sources: The emerging field of Artificial Intelligence (AI), and the ancient Egyptian mythological being and symbol known as the Eye of Ra (RA). Steeped in the mysteries of Egyptian mythology, the Eye of Ra has symbolized protection, healing and the power to perceive and interpret both the seen and unseen in the universe.

The world can be complex. Using Aira is simple.

Aira is video-equipped smart glasses, a smartphone app and one-button access to a network of trained professional agents. You get immediate assistance for almost anything you want to do without a sighted person nearby. It is like having vision in your pocket.​​ Simple.  <Click Here To Learn More About Aira>

OrCam MyEye 2.0Top 10 Low Vision Aids for Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) For 2018 Technology Top Choices

Are you or a loved one having trouble processing words?  Many people who had a stroke, Cortical Visual Impairment (CVI) or Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) can’t process the words they’re seeing.  OrCam’s advanced technology can help visually impaired and cognitive impaired achieve visual independence.

OrCam’s mission is to harness the power of artificial vision by incorporating pioneering technology into a wearable platform which improves the lives of individuals who are blind, visually impaired, and have reading difficulties.

More than 350 million people worldwide are partially sighted or blind.  Over a billion have reading difficulties such as dyslexia or reading fatigue. OrCam MyEye 2.0 is all about using technology to help blind and partially sighted people achieve increased independence.  <Click Here To Learn More About OrCam My Eye 2.0>

Peace of Mind Program

Our Peace of Mind Program will make these products affordable with a low monthly payment. When you join the Peace of Mind Program, EVERYTHING is included in your affordable monthly payment.  This program is designed to totally eliminate any worry or concern and give you TOTAL Peace of Mind.

What’s included?

  • Need Personal Delivery, Set-Up and Instruction?  No problem! It is included. We drive to your home, work or school and make sure you are completely comfortable with your technology. You receive our Premium ‘White Glove’ service, where we meet and exceed your expressed and unexpressed questions and needs.
  • Need Training?  No problem! It is included. Just schedule a meeting at your home, work or school for training, so you can be trained in the actual environment where you are using the technology.
  • Need Service?  No problem! It is included. If we can’t solve on the phone, we drive to you and take care of everything, including all logistics and shipping with repair facility, and we provide a loaner unit, if needed.
  • Want to Upgrade?  No problem! It is included. If you want, you have the option to Upgrade to Latest technology every year. How great is that!
  • No Longer Need Product?  No problem! It is included. We drive to you and pick it up. You never have to be stuck with ‘old clunkers’ ever again.

Top 10 Products for VeteransTop 10 Low Vision Aids for Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) For 2018 Technology Top Choices

Are you a Veteran or work for the Veteran’s Administration, be sure to check out our Top 10 Products for Veterans by <clicking here>.  Our full-suite of low vision and blindness products and training services are designed to help visually impaired Veteran’s gain independence and lead a fuller, more satisfying life.

Want to Learn More About Our Products and Services

To learn more about any of these products and services or to schedule a no obligation demonstration, contact a Low Vision Specialist at New England Low Vision and Blindness to learn more. You can also call our toll free number 888-211-6933 or email us at info@nelowvision.com.

Our two(2) state-of-the-art technology showrooms are a wonderful resource, showcasing a variety of leading electronic low vision magnifiers and blindness products.  You can schedule an appointment with one of our Vision Specialists who can help you find the right technology, training and care solution.

If you cannot come to us, our staff can even drive out and bring our Vision Store to you, for a no-obligation product demonstration. We offer a comprehensive line of products including electronic magnification low vision aids, blindness products, and leading low vision products for people with glaucoma, macular degeneration and other forms of vision loss.

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