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What magnifiers and other visual aids are recommended for macular degeneration?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 52 years experience
Several: The lions club in major cities runs a 'low vision clinic' with a selection of visual aids. It will depend upon your needs as to what is best for you and they have samples to try. There is also a new electronic device which looks like an iphone which you place on the print and it enlarges the image on the screen facing you. The lions can help you with this also.

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A 36-year-old member asked:

Can you recommend magnifiers for macular degeneration?

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Dr. David Kira
Ophthalmology 21 years experience
Yes: Depends upon the severity of visual loss. For lower levels, using readers with increased power and occasionally a tint can help. Remember though, the higher the magnification the less you will see at one time. At higher powers, assessment by a low-vision specialist can help. They can recommend cctv or other visual aids.

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