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Choosing the right video magnifier

There are many different brands of hand-held video magnifiers on the market. If you were giving advice to a senior about how to choose one that works for their needs, what features or factors would you advise them to consider?


Marilynn Ward-Tluszcz's picture

Hi there... I work with the ILOB program in Maryland and we work with local low vision optometrists, ophthalmologists to get the correct magnifier for them. I strongly advise consumers to not purchase one out of a catalog due to not knowing the correct fit for them. Proper lighting and positioning is also important to explain to the consumer when working with magnification.
Kendra Farrow's picture

I agree. I have often described the process like shopping for a car. All magnification aids make print larger, but test driving them will help you know which one is most comfortable for you.