Is Vision Loss Affecting You?

You're not alone, over 25 million people in the U.S. experience vision loss.

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Here are a few stories of how others improved their quality of life.

A Renewed Spirit

I fell normal because I can read the newspaper, books, documents, even my checkbook balances. I can read the active ingredients in my medicine bottle without any difficulty. I think this machine is a godsend.

Independent Again

Reading is an important part of my life, and I wasn't about to give it up. I wanted to see first-hand what equipment would perform the best. Since my purchase I have experienced a strong return on my investment --- so much so, that I bought a second one for my home in Florida to help me maintain my independence.

Quality Revisited

It is for me so necessary in my life. The image quality of the video magnifier is very important when I am looking at photographs or even medicine. It makes you happy, it's really super.

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What Is Low Vision?

Low vision develops from eye conditions and health conditions like macular degeneration, cataract, glaucoma and diabetes. Do you suffer from low vision as a result of an eye condition? This is just a small list of eye conditions causing low vision.

This is a disease associated with aging that gradually destroys sharp, central vision. Central vision is needed for seeing objects clearly and for common daily tasks such as reading and driving. AMD affects the macula, the part of the eye that allows you to see fine detail. AMD causes no pain.

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Glaucoma is a group of diseases that can damage the eyes optic nerve and result in vision loss and blindness. Glaucoma occurs when the normal fluid pressure inside the eyes slowly rises. However, with early treatment, you can often protect your eyes against serious vision loss.

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Diabetic eye disease refers to a group of eye problems that people with diabetes may face as a complication of diabetes. All can cause severe vision loss or even blindness. Diabetic retinopathy is the most common diabetic eye disease and a leading cause of blindness in American adults. It is caused by changes in the blood vessels of the retina.

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Find your eye disease in our alphabetical list of definitions and solutions.

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What Can I Do About My Low Vision?

How Can I See Better?

You have made the effort to learn more, now reward yourself with the solution!

There are a variety of portable and desktop solutions available for you to easily view photos, read your mail or newspaper, or even have your printed information read to you.

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What are Video Magnifiers?

Electronic low vision products are available in a variety of portable and desktop models. The portable models are lightweight and are used by people on the go. Some desktop models are computer compatible and can interface with mainstream technology to make access to information seamless. Optelec is the leading provider in Electronic Low Vision.

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