spectacle mounted mangifiers
- 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.
- 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://kseven.blogspot.com (NEW 1/25/07)
- 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
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
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
--- nalajoyce <nalajoyce@...> wrote:
> Greetings, Kathy and Kacey. Thanks for the info. andThank you,
> 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
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- 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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