Top 10 Low Vision Aids

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    Welcome to the Top 10 Low Vision Aid Devices for people with low vision! Those with low vision live with a vision impairment that makes it difficult to perform everyday tasks that require high visual acuity. While low vision can’t be fixed with glasses, contact lenses, or other standard treatments such as medicine or surgery, the low vision aids that we offer can do wonders to enhance the quality of life for those with a low vision impairment.

    Top 10 Low Vision Devices For The Visually Impaired:

    1. DaVinci Pro Desktop Magnifier
    2. Ruby XL HD Handheld Magnifier
    3. CloverBook Pro Portable Magnifier
    4. Merlin Ultra 24” Full HD Desktop Magnifier
    5. explorē 12 Portable Magnifier With Stand
    6. MagniLink Zip Premium 17″ Desktop Magnifier
    7. Reveal 16i Desktop Magnifier With Speech
    8. Merlin Elite Pro – Full HD Desktop Magnifier With Text-to-Speech
    9. LyriQ Assistive Text-to-Speech Reader
    10. Onyx OCR Desktop Magnifier With Text-to-Speech

    Low Vision Devices for Visually Impaired:
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    1. DaVinci Pro Desktop Magnifier

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    DaVinci Pro is considered the best of the best when it comes to portable 3-in-1 CCTV desktop video magnifiers. DaVinci Pro has superior lighting and is driven by a superior engine in the background. DaVinci Pro’s 3-in-1 Full HD camera gives the clearest, sharpest image of all of Enhanced Vision’s products, and it can be twisted so you can see near, far and even a mirror image for self-viewing. DaVinci Pro software is upgradeable so that it will be relevant for years to come.

    DaVinci Pro is designed to be simple enough for anyone to use (no matter what their technical experience), yet it is designed to grow with you, offering advanced menu options and adjustments when wanted. You don’t need to be an expert to use DaVinci Pro; simply turn it on and immediately start enjoying its features. However, if you are computer savvy, DaVinci Pro is fully customizable for a variety of advanced modes and settings.

    DaVinci Pro gives you all the features of a robust video magnifier and also comes with a built-in full-page text-to-speech. Simply push a button to turn on text-to-speech, then sit back and give your eyes a break while DaVinci Pro reads books, newsletters, magazines, etc. out loud.

    It’s no wonder why the DaVinci Pro is number one of our top 10 low-vision aids for list.

    2. Ruby XL HD Handheld Magnifier

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    The Ruby XL HD Handheld Magnifier is back again at #2 for top optical low vision aids. Often our most popular low vision handheld magnifier because it is very simple to operate, has a 3-hour rechargeable battery, angles at a built-in 45 degrees on a 5″ screen, has an easy automatic on/off feature, displays a crystal clear image, hides a foldable built-in handle, and it does not tip — it is stable.

    The slim Ruby XL HD Handheld Magnifier 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.


    3. CloverBook Pro Portable Magnifier

    Top 10 Low Vision Aids Consumer Technology Top Choices The CloverBook Pro Portable Magnifier has a 12.5″ FHD touchscreen navigation, distance camera & OCR. A foldable, large-screen low vision video magnifier with 360° viewing and speech all in one!

    CloverBook Pro Portable Magnifier offers a large, 12.5-inch FHD screen with full-page text-to-speech scanning; all in a light, foldable, extremely portable unit, complete with an attractive protective carry case.

    The CloverBook Pro Portable Magnifier is powerful but simple to use; with traditional (tactile) controls, like knobs to adjust magnification and enhance contrast. It also has a touchscreen for people who prefer to use that.


    4. Merlin Ultra 24” Full HD Desktop Magnifier

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    So simple, so reliable, and so stable, the Merlin Ultra 24″ Full HD Desktop Magnifier is great for visually impaired people who want easy-to-use technology. For those with low vision, having a device that can help them see photos of loved ones more clearly again is sure to bring on a grateful smile.

    This low vision 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 Magnifier 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.

    5. explorē 12 Portable Magnifier With Stand

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    The explorē 12 Portable Magnifier is the largest in the Explore line of portable magnifiers.  Designed as an easy-to-use electronic magnifier that offers superb full high-definition image quality for improved near and distance viewing allowing you to do the things you want.

    The 12-inch touch screen is the perfect low vision magnifier for anyone who wants a larger interface for reading, writing, painting, drawing and so much more. 

    With its superior magnification range, this tablet-sized magnifier allows the continuation of everyday activities like reading and writing, viewing pictures and maps, and much more, just about anywhere.

    With a lightweight design and 3.5-hour battery life, it’s an ideal companion for maintaining your active lifestyle wherever you are at home or on the go. The explorē 12 Portable Magnifier is not only easy to carry but also very simple to use. Just pull it out of your bag, turn it on and it’s ready when you are!

    6. MagniLink Zip Premium 17″ Desktop Magnifier

    Top 10 Low Vision Aids Consumer Technology Top Choices The MagniLink Zip Premium Full HD 17″ Desktop Magnifier is at the forefront of modern low vision technology and a winner of the prestigious Red Dot Design Award.  It was developed to be easy to use, light in weight, and with small dimensions when folded down.

    Uncompromising true-color image quality is ever-present and the MagniLink Zip Premium Full HD 17″ Desktop Magnifier is intuitive and user-friendly. The control panel was designed according to the highest technology standards and with client feedback in mind.

    It’s easy to find, learn, and maneuver – for example, the function knobs rotate and are simple to handle, and easily seen. There is even an advanced mode for advanced users.

    7. Reveal 16i Portable Magnifier With Speech

    Top 10 Low Vision Aids Consumer Technology Top Choices The Reveal 16i Portable Magnifier low vision aid is very simple to use and easily folds up for transport or storage. This digital magnifier offers an unmatched crisp, and crystal-clear image quality thanks to its 10x optical zoom camera.

    Designed for seniors and students with simplicity in mind, it is simple & expandable. Simple for those with No technology experience, and expandable for those who want expanded use like using the built-in Android tablet touch-screen monitor.

    The Reveal 16i incorporates a smart all-in-one device allowing low vision users to video chat with friends, check emails, watch videos on YouTube, download applications from Play Store, and have all the printed material read to you thanks to its integrated Optical character recognition (OCR) and Text-to-speech (TTS) screen reader capabilities that rival Virtual Vision.

    Visually impaired users can also open their books and reading material and take digital notes before sharing them with others. The Reveal 16i also has a distance viewing camera, which is great for the classroom, conference room, watching TV, the bird-feeder, or checking out the neighbors. Amazing technology for both novice and most veteran users.

    8. Merlin Elite Pro – Full HD Desktop Magnifier With Text-to-Speech

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    The Merlin Elite is the next step beyond using a handheld magnifier. Merlin Elite is a great tool for people with Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) because it is the simplest to use for seniors with no technical experience. The Merlin Elite needs no fiddling with the camera, monitor or lighting. You simply turn it on and immediately you can start using it.

    The Merlin Elite is a high-performance desktop magnifier CCTV, featuring both High Definition (HD) image quality, and an integrated built-in text-to-speech OCR reader. This simple to use low vision device offers brilliant HD true color and contrast providing a beautiful, crystal clear picture. Merlin Elite comes with 28 viewing modes to optimize contrast and brightness and LED lighting for truer HD picture quality. Merlin Elite also connects to iPad and iDevices for accessible viewing of email, internet, Skype, Facebook, FaceTime, and more.

    9. LyriQ Assistive Text-to-Speech Reader

    The LyriQ Assistive Text-to-Speech Reader is an AUTOMATIC SCAN text-to-speech reader, which means the user does not have to press any buttons for simple and immediate text-to-speech conversion.Top 10 Low Vision Aids Consumer Technology Top Choices

    The LyriQ also has an incredible fifteen (15) hour rechargeable battery, weighs only 3lbs, and folds flat for easy portability.

    The LyriQ is designed to assist people living with blindness or vision impairments by scanning printed documents and read them out loud.

    It is spectacularly fast, extremely accurate, and very easy to use. With the LyriQ Assistive Text-to-Speech Reader, you can read a book, an envelope, the letter that came in it, a prescription label, and anything else.

    Place the document on the device’s base surface: the LyriQ will immediately scan it and start reading the contents out loud: no waiting, pressing buttons or any other ways of getting frustrated. The interactive and responsive LyriQ takes a couple of seconds to start the text to speech.

    10. Onyx OCR Desktop Magnifier With Text-to-Speech


    For those looking to combine magnification and speech, the Onyx OCR Desktop Magnifier is the system for you.  The state-of-the-art design integrates two cameras and a 24-in touchscreen and allows you to view full letter pages on screen and magnify up to 131 times.Top 10 Low Vision Aids Consumer Technology Top Choices

    The Onyx OCR Desktop 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.

    The Onyx OCR Desktop Magnifier combines the benefits of several video magnification options into one design.  With the four-in-one solution, you can easily magnify text on your desk, write, work on a hobby, view pictures from a distance, and even listen to documents as they are read aloud to you.  Easily switch between reading the magnified text and listening to documents.  Simply place your document under the OCR camera of the magnifier, tap the touchscreen and enjoy listening while the text is read to you.

    Financing Is Available for low vision optical devices and low vision aids!

    New England Low Vision and Blindness’ convenient Peace of Mind financing options make 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 any issues you may have over the phone, we will drive to you and take care of everything – from logistics and shipping with the manufacturer to providing a loaner unit, etc.

    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 toward easing eye strain!  Here’s a link to very helpful information, including a free Magnification Guide –

    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 – a free resource to gain insights into getting the technology, training, and care you need. <Click here to download a PDF of the entire report.>


    We offer the latest and most advanced low vision aids 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 ensure our clients get the right electronic low vision devices for their specific eye conditions. Let our experts help you find affordable low vision aids from low vision glasses and stand magnifiers, to video magnifiers and handheld magnifiers.


    Low Vision 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. Learn more about our Training services.

    Smart Home:

    Our Smart Home services can help design a solution to help our visually impaired clients or their loved ones remain independent by using the many features of a Smart Home. Learn more about our Smart Hime services.

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    We Bring Hope to people who are blind or visually impaired through the many products and services we offer. Learn more about our Bring Hope services.


    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.

    Contact Us To Learn More

    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 at 888-211-6933 or email us at and we will be happy to help.

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