Improve vision with these items

Sight is a precious gift that enables a person to enjoy the world in a unique way. Yet many people are born with complete or partial vision loss, while others’ vision slowly dissipates over time.

Macular conditions include age-related macular degeneration (AMD), which leads to a loss of both central vision and the ability to see fine details. The National Eye Institute says AMD happens when aging causes damage to the macula, or the part of the eye that controls sharp, straight-ahead vision. The macula is part of the retina, which is the light-sensitive tissue at the back of the eye.

Johns Hopkins Medicine says people rarely go blind from AMD, but it can result in significant loss of central vision. Learning to cope with these vision changes can take time, but there are certain products called low vision aids that can help offset vision loss.

  • Magnifiers: Magnifiers (handheld, portable, desktop) use lenses or cameras to make objects appear bigger. They can help with detailed tasks, such as threading a needle or finding buttons on a remote control. There are even video magnifiers that have rechargeable batteries and can be taken to restaurants to read menus.
  • Low vision glasses: These are not your typical eyeglasses. Low vision glasses are head-mounted, hands-free wearable technology that offers CCTV and text-to-speech capabilities in a product about the size of sunglasses. NuEyes is a popular brand. Glasses magnify anything a person looks at.
  • Large-print items: There are a variety of products designed for those with low vision. These include wall clocks with large, bold numbers for easy viewing. Enlarged television remote controls and large-print books or digital reader settings help people with AMD maintain some normalcy.
  • Color-contrast aids: Color or contrast can be used to make items easier to see and use. For example, the Keys U Can See Keyboard has black letters and numbers on a striking yellow keyboard to greatly improve visibility. (Keyboard-Black print/Yellow keys, White print/Black keys)
  • Talking products: From watches to clocks to bathroom scales, voice-equipped, text-to-speech products give users information via audio.

In addition to these aids, eye doctors can recommend other products and treatments to help mitigate the vision loss that occurs from AMD or other eye illnesses.

This article was published on January 7, 2022 by The News.  To read the original article, you can visit this link – https://www.postandcourier.com/kingstree/news/improve-vision-with-these-items/article_354d0b6e-6989-11ec-87cb-1fb72a80aac8.html


How Can We Help You Or A Loved One

Mr. Magnifier: If you or a loved one have been diagnosed with Macular Degeneration, our Mr. Magnifier handheld magnifiers are the perfect 1st Step for anyone with Macular Degeneration!  Here’s a link to very helpful information, including a free Magnification Guide – https://nelowvision.com/mr-magnifier/

Free Low Vision Guide: If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with Macular Degeneration, we have created this 12-section Low Vision Guide “Now What? – a free resource to help you or loved one who has been diagnosed with Macular Degeneration. <Click here to download a PDF of the entire report.>

Technology: We offer the latest and most advanced low vision and blindness technology supported by world-class personal service. We have nearly 100% of all major electronic low vision, blindness, and software products. Our complimentary, no-obligation demonstration on any of our products will make sure our clients are getting the right product for their specific eye condition.

Training: Technology rehabilitation training services for people with low vision and blindness.  We go to our clients – home, school, or business – training where they need it – from caring assistive technology professionals.

Smart Home: Our Smart Home services can help design a solution to help our clients or their loved ones remain independent by using the many features of a Smart Home. <Click here to learn more.>

Bring Hope: We Bring Hope to people who are blind or visually impaired through the many products and services we offer. <Click here to learn more about our Bring Hope services.>

Convenience: 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. Our clients schedule an appointment with one of our Technology Specialists who can help you find the right technology, training, and care solution.  If our client cannot come to us, our staff can even drive out and bring our Vision Store to them, for a no-obligation product demonstration.

To learn more about how we can help you or a loved one, contact a Technology Specialist at New England Low Vision and Blindness today. You can call our toll-free number 888-211-6933 or email us at info@nelowvision.com and we will be happy to help.

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