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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 1 of 9 , Feb 2, 2007
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      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 2 of 9 , Feb 2, 2007
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        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
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        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 3 of 9 , 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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        • 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 4 of 9 , Feb 4, 2007
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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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