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

Top 10 Low Vision Aids for Consumers:

  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. ClearView C+ Speech Desktop Magnifier With Speech
  9. Topaz OCR Desktop Magnifier With Speech
  10. Onyx OCR Desktop Magnifier

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

Top 10 Low Vision Aids for Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) Consumer Technology Top Choices

DaVinci Pro for the 7th year in a row leads the pack in low vision aids. It is continually upgraded and is still considered the “best-of-the-best” when it comes to an everyday simple-to-use low vision desktop 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 almost any reading and writing task.

Its 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 low vision tool for homes, libraries, college disability rooms, senior centers, and retirement communities.

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2. Ruby XL HD Handheld Magnifier

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The Ruby XL HD Handheld Magnifier is back again at #2 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, 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.

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3. CloverBook Pro Portable Magnifier

Top 10 Low Vision Aids for Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) 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 magnification and contrast knobs. It also has a touchscreen for people who prefer to use that.

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4. Merlin Ultra 24” Full HD Desktop Magnifier

Top 10 Low Vision Aids for Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) Consumer Technology Top Choices

So simple, so reliable, so stable, the Merlin Ultra 24″ Full HD Desktop Magnifier is great for visually impaired people who want easy. Start by seeing photos of loved ones and then try not to 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.

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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. 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!

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6. MagniLink Zip Premium 17″ Desktop Magnifier

Top 10 Low Vision Aids for Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) 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, easily seen, and there is an advanced mode for advanced users.

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7. Reveal 16i Portable Magnifier With Speech

Top 10 Low Vision Aids for Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) Consumer Technology Top Choices  The Reveal 16i Portable Magnifier low vision aids 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 readers capabilities.

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 the novice and most veteran users.

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8. ClearView C+ Desktop Magnifier With Speech

Top 10 Low Vision Aids for Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) Consumer Technology Top Choices

The “C” Shape of this low vision 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 low vision 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.

Visually impaired users love the wide working space the “C” shape provides for reading newspapers and large objects, plus it is so easy to use.

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9. Topaz OCR Desktop Magnifier With Speech electronic devices

Top 10 Low Vision Aids for Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) Consumer Technology Top Choices

Touch screen OCR interface, big knobbed control dials, 24″ monitor, traditional construction all contribute to making the TOPAZ OCR Desktop Magnifier With Speech an extremely enjoyable low vision product for faster reading and better comprehension with less fatigue.

The multi-featured TOPAZ OCR Desktop 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.

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10. Onyx OCR Desktop Magnifier

Top 10 Low Vision Aids for Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) Consumer Technology Top Choices  For those looking to combine magnification and speech, the Onyx OCR Desktop Magnifier is the low vision 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.

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 Desktop Magnifier read to you when you become too tired.  Just place your document under the fixed OCR camera and activate the speech function.

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New England Low Vision and Blindness’ 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.

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 eBook: 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 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 electronic low vision devices for their specific eye conditions. Let our experts help you find affordable low vision devices from low vision glasses and stand magnifiers, to video magnifiers and handheld magnifiers.

Our low vision specialists will help you find the best low vision aids for your visual impairment needs.

Training: 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.

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. <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.

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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.


New England Low Vision and Blindness Past Top 10 Other Low Vision Aids for Consumers:

Top 10 2021:

1. DaVinci Pro Desktop Magnifier

2. MagniLink TAB Tablet Solution i7 Processor

3. Merlin Ultra 24” Full HD Desktop CCTV

4. Patriot ViewPoint Low Vision Wearable Glasses

5. Reveal 16i Full HD Portable Electronic Video Magnifier

6. Ruby XL HD Handheld Magnifier

7. Explore 8 Portable CCTV

8. Vision Buddy V2 Low Vision Wearable Glasses

9. Topaz Ultra 17″ Portable Electronic Video Magnifier

10. NuEyes Pro3 Augmented Reality Glasses for Low Vision

Top 10 2020:

1. DaVinci Pro Desktop Magnifier

2. Patriot ViewPoint Low Vision Wearable Glasses

3. Explore 8 Portable CCTV

4. Ruby XL HD Handheld Magnifier

5. Merlin Ultra 24” Full HD Desktop CCTV

6. Reveal 16i Full HD Portable Electronic Video Magnifier

7. MagniLink Zip 17″ Full HD Desktop Video Magnifier

8. IrisVision Low Vision Wearable Glasses

9. Topaz OCR Desktop Video Magnifier With Speech

10. Eye-Pal Solo

Top 10 2019:

1. DaVinci Pro Desktop Magnifier

2. Patriot ViewPoint Glasses

3. Ruby XL HD Handheld Magnifier

4. MagniLink Zip 13″ Full HD Desktop Video Magnifier

5. NuEyes e2 Wearable Electronic Magnifier (Discontinued)

6. Merlin Ultra 24” Full HD Desktop CCTV

7. Explore 8 Portable CCTV

8. ClearView C+ Speech

9. Topaz OCR Desktop Video Magnifier With Speech

10. Smart Reader HD Portable Text Reader With Console

Top 10 2018:

1. DaVinci Pro Desktop Magnifier

2. Ruby XL HD Handheld Magnifier

3. Explore 8 Handheld Magnifier

4. Topaz OCR Desktop Magnifier With Speech

5. ClearView C+ Speech

6. Eye-Pal Solo

7. Transformer HD with WiFi + OCR

8. Merlin Ultra 24” Full HD Desktop Magnifier

9. Acrobat HD Ultra Long Arm

10. Low Vision Gasses

Top 10 2017:

1. DaVinci Pro Desktop Magnifier

2. 3. Merlin Elite Pro

4. Onyx OCR Portable Magnifier

5. Transformer HD with WiFi + OCR

6. Prodigi Connect 12 With Distance Viewing

7. Ruby 7 HD

8. Pebble HD — Handheld Magnifier

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

10. explorē 5 Handheld Magnifier

11. Low Vision Gasses:

Top 10 2016:

1. DaVinci Pro Desktop Magnifier

2. Ruby XL HD Handheld Magnifier

3. Merlin Elite CCTV Desktop Magnifier (Discontinued)

4. Topaz XL HD CCTV Desktop Magnifier

5. Acrobat HD Mini Ultra — Portable Magnifier

6. ONYX Deskset HD — Portable Magnifier

7. Amigo HD Handheld Magnifier

8. Pebble HD Handheld Magnifier (Discontinued)

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

10. Pearl and OpenBook — Portable Text-to-Speech OCR (Discontinued)

11. Low Vision Glasses:

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