Digital Magnifiers (Held Magnifying Glasses) For Low Vision

Hand-held magnifiers can be a great asset for low vision patients on the go, and provide more features than traditional handheld magnifying glasses used by low vision patients.

Digital Magnifiers (Held Magnifying Glasses) For Low Vision in Santa Clarita

Advantages of Handheld Digital Magnifiers for Low Vision

There are plenty of low vision devices available for patients who need them. However, many can be bulky and expensive. For patients who only require additional vision aid for certain tasks, small handheld magnifiers can be a great tool while out and about. For example, if one is at a store and needs to read something too small for them to make out on a label, or at a restaurant and needs to read something on a menu, it’s easy to just pull out.

Additionally, since handheld magnifiers essentially function like the magnifying glasses we’re all familiar with (just being electronic instead of manual), there really isn’t any challenge to learning how to use them. Being digital and having a screen, they have built-in illumination so you can use them even in a darker environment such as a restaurant with dim lighting.

Digital magnifiers have the additional benefit of being able to magnify more text than a simple magnifier held over text, and may allow you to scroll on the screen, or adjust for contrast.

Hand-held digital magnifiers also come in a range of sizes, shapes, and strengths, and may offer different features, so a patient can choose a model that works best for them to make it more comfortable to do things like read small text.

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Disadvantages of Handheld Magnifiers for Low Vision

Due to the fact that they are handheld, they can become tiring to use for extended periods of time. Additionally, since they’re handheld, they can be difficult to hold steady, and some adjustment may be necessary to ensure they are at the right distance to provide optimal magnification, which can make using them more challenging to use.

If your magnifier doesn’t have a built-in light, it can catch reflections or shadows, and make things harder to read. Also, since these magnifiers tend to be small, if you don’t hold them close to your eyes you’ll have a smaller field of view, which can make reading things like labels take longer.

How Do I Get A Handheld Digital Vision Magnifier?

Handheld vision magnifiers can be freely purchased online. However, it is highly recommended to speak with a doctor and to have a comprehensive vision exam first. This will help you better understand what you need in a vision magnifier, and the doctor will be able to make a recommendation based on their evaluation of your vision and knowledge of the features offered by various models.

How Do I Get A Handheld Digital Vision Magnifier?
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Summary

While they have their limitations, handheld digital magnifiers can be a great portable low vision aid for patients. However, it is advised for you to first see a doctor for a vision evaluation, to ensure you make the best purchase for your needs. If you are experiencing low vision and are interested in a handheld digital magnifier, you can contact Amplify EyeCare Santa Clarita at (661) 775-1860 to schedule an appointment for a consultation or to ask any additional questions. Patients with low vision visit our clinic from all over California, and we are proud to be a leading provider of low vision services for patients from Santa Clarita, Valencia, Simi Valley, and Sylmar.

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  • My eight year old daughter was terrified to go to the eye doctor for fear of her eyes being dilated. The doctor was SO KID friendly! He immediately made her comfortable by engaging her in conversation. It was a geat experience.


    Joya B.

  • Dr. Garbus spent an amazing amount of time to solve my very complicated visual problems. Over the years he has continually achieved results beyond what others felt possible. He is always up to date on the latest science. He is great!


    Dolores K.

  • Family Vision Care Valencia makes it so easy. Staff is knows what they are doing and Dr. Garbus is thorough and kept me well informed during the exam.


    Kristy B.

  • I have been coming to Family Vision Center for almost 20 years. Dr. Garbus has been able to help my vision when other doctors could not. Now my kids see him as well. I highly recommend this office!


    Autumn C.

  • The Doctor is very good. I felt on this visit he seemed rushed. I had questions to ask him but he was already with another patient. I still do not know if my eyes are the same , worse, or better.


    Howard B.

Testimonials


My eight year old daughter was terrified to go to the eye doctor for fear of her eyes being dilated. The doctor was SO KID friendly! He immediately made her comfortable by engaging her in conversation. It was a geat experience.


Joya B.

Dr. Garbus spent an amazing amount of time to solve my very complicated visual problems. Over the years he has continually achieved results beyond what others felt possible. He is always up to date on the latest science. He is great!


Dolores K.

Family Vision Care Valencia makes it so easy. Staff is knows what they are doing and Dr. Garbus is thorough and kept me well informed during the exam.


Kristy B.

I have been coming to Family Vision Center for almost 20 years. Dr. Garbus has been able to help my vision when other doctors could not. Now my kids see him as well. I highly recommend this office!


Autumn C.

The Doctor is very good. I felt on this visit he seemed rushed. I had questions to ask him but he was already with another patient. I still do not know if my eyes are the same , worse, or better.


Howard B.

All the staff is friendly, helpful and knowledgeable, and has been for all the years I have been going there.


Mary Ann H.
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