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Re: [magnifiers] spectacle mounted mangifiers

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  • Karey Carbaugh
    Nala, Katy is right. There are many different ones and most require a prescription from a Low Vision Specialist. I have one that is by Designs For Vision,
    Message 1 of 9 , Jan 31, 2007
      Nala,\

      Katy is right. There are many different ones and most
      require a prescription from a Low Vision Specialist.
      I have one that is by Designs For Vision, Inc. It is
      a 10X magnifier and I love it for watching movies,
      shopping and reading labels on the top shelf without
      having to climb up the shelf to see it or pull the
      item down, reading over the sholder of someone to see
      their computer screen and lots of other uses. They
      are GREAT, but not inexpensive. Your best bet is to
      contact a Low Vision Specialist to see what would work
      best in your situation.

      Good luck!
      Karey


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

      > Greetings, all. Has anyone heard of spectable
      > mounted mono orbinoculars
      > that give 6 to 8 timesmagnification covering the
      > critical middle
      > distance of three to ten feet? Cheers, Nala.
      >
      >


      Thank you,
      Have a Great Day!

      Karey Carbaugh



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    • nalajoyce
      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
      Message 2 of 9 , Feb 2, 2007
        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
      • Kathy Seven Williams
        I ve got a pair of Baxter binocular glasses that magnify at 4X which I bought to use with my computer and TV. I chose the lower magnification so I could work
        Message 3 of 9 , Feb 2, 2007
          I've got a pair of Baxter binocular glasses that magnify at 4X which I
          bought to use with my computer and TV. I chose the lower magnification so I
          could work with both eyes as you pay the Devil trying to get 8X or 10X
          binocular vision. Anyhow, These are nice because they have close up lenses
          for near work. I don't have much of a nose so have a little trouble keeping
          them from sliding, but they are nice for sitting still use.

          Kathy Seven Williams
          http://home.wavecable.com/~kseven
          http://kseven.blogspot.com (NEW 1/25/07)
        • Karey Carbaugh
          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
          Message 4 of 9 , Feb 2, 2007
            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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          • Haverp@aol.com
            I use one with the focus set at about 2 feet, it is quite useful for operating the computer, adn an added adaption to zoomtext. [Non-text portions of this
            Message 5 of 9 , Feb 4, 2007
              I use one with the focus set at about 2 feet, it is quite useful for
              operating the computer, adn an added adaption to zoomtext.


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