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  • Karey Carbaugh
    Feb 2, 2007
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      Hi Nala,

      Something else you might consider, if you are only
      looking for close to mid-range distances and not
      something for far off, is something called
      "microscope" bioptics. When I saw the low vision
      specialist and got my telescope glasses, she also
      showed me microscope versions of very similar glasses,
      but these would go from about 2 or 3 feet away down to
      mere inches. One pair that was quite strong had a
      focal length almost shorter than the device itself, so
      the glasses had to rub against whatever you were
      reading, but then they went out to about 2 or 3 feet I
      think.

      I opted for the telescopes and then also a pair of
      very strong magnifier lenses for reading with my nose
      on the page.

      Kathy does bring up a point that I had not thought of,
      but when I discussed some of these with my low vision
      specialist, she pointed out the problems with stronger
      lenses and binocular vision. Fortunately, or
      unfortunately, depending on how you look at it, I
      basically have no usable vision in one eye, so that
      was not an issue for me, but might be a consideration
      for you.

      Hopefully you can find a low vision specialist, or
      someone who can work with you locally, as this will
      make it much easier to find what will work best for
      you.

      Good luck!
      Karey

      --- nalajoyce <nalajoyce@...> wrote:

      > Greetings, Kathy and Kacey. Thanks for the info. and
      > the right
      > name ,bioptics. My original enquiry should have
      > identified my search
      > for spectacles with 7 to 8X wide view magnifying
      > power at distanxces
      > less than 10 feet. Beyon 10 feet I am very happy
      > with Beecher 7X
      > spectable binoculars which let me view a 24 inch TV
      > screen cmpletly,
      > without panning, at their minimum focus distance of
      > ten feet. The
      > eyepiece view is large and brilliant. I have had the
      > opportunity to
      > try Ocutech's VES-K at 6X power but was
      > disappointed with narrow angle
      > of view below ten feet. I could only see 25% of the
      > aforementioned TV.
      > They do, however,focus down to a few inches. The
      > small imqage slot
      > is never bright, unfortunately. I appreciate your
      > recommendation to
      > consult with a low vision expert andwill doe this
      > when I am near one.
      > Cheers, Naa
      >
      >


      Thank you,
      Have a Great Day!

      Karey Carbaugh



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