Low Vision AidLow Vision Aids

According to the latest result from the Disability Survey 2013 conducted by Statistics New Zealand, there was over 160,000 New Zealanders suffering from vision impairment that year. As the population of our country grows older, those numbers will only increase. Macular degeneration, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, and many other conditions and hereditary diseases can cause impaired vision and consequently lead to low vision.

Low vision affects many daily activities that most people would take for granted such as reading, writing, watching TV, or spotting objects from a distance. With correct optical device and training, low vision patients will be able to perform their routine activities and regain independence again.
Our practice carries Eschenbach Low Vision Aids. For over 100 years, Eschenbach has been known for its quality, innovation and exceptionally precise optics. It is the leading source of Low Vision Aids in the world.

Folding Hand-Held Magnifiers

Folding Hand-Held Magnifiers:

These optical devices are small, compact, light weight and function and very portable. They are perfect for those on the go and need a magnifier to enhance vision in a compact size that fits into a pocket.

Hand-held magnifiers

Hand-held magnifiers:

These are one of the simplest type of magnifiers to use and are also the most familiar. Nearly everyone has used a handheld magnifier at some point in time. We carry illuminated and nonilluminated hand-held magnifiers of various lens designs including aspheric, aplanatic, biconvex, and diffractive designs.

Due to the fact that users must support the weight of the magnifier, these are ideal for short-term spotting tasks – these include reading a prescription bottle, a menu, a price tag, or a phone number.

Stand magnifiers

Stand magnifiers:

These are one of the many categories of vision aids that are available for use by the visually impaired. These work based on the principles of angular and relative distance magnification. These magnifiers are available in many types including illuminated and bright field.

TV Glasses

TV Glasses

The MaxTV is the most widely used low vision device in the world!

Maximize the size of TV screens with the easiest-to-fit, binocular, telescopic distance system! These hands-free, head-mounted glasses provide 2.1x magnification and can be adjusted so that each eye lens can be focused separately (±3 iopters), making the system adaptable to most patients! To view these and more, please click the button below to book a time with us.