A person is regarded as having Low Vision or Visual Impairment when their sight can no longer be successfully corrected with glasses or contact lenses, or by any medical or surgical treatment. 

We offer a specialised Low Vision Service, either through our contract with South East Hampshire NHS, or as part of an extended eye examination.  We welcome referrals from GPs and other optometric practices. A full assessment, including refraction if required, is carried out to determine which aspects of vision are posing the greatest difficulty to you, and which optical aids such as magnifiers and telescopes would be of most benefit. Please bring your own spectacles and any existing magnifiers, plus any examples of tasks that you are finding hard to see.
Magnifiers

We stock an extensive range of low vision aids which include magnifiers, binocular TV spectacles and electronic aids. Below you will find information on the most common types of magnifier.       
Electronic Magnifiers

Provide the highest levels of magnification and help to enhance the contrast of objects being viewed.

Hand Magnifiers

Designed for short-term spotting tasks of near objects such as reading menus, price tags and pill bottles. These helpful devices are very portable, versatile and economical and are available with and without light sources.

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Stand Magnifiers

Designed for extended viewing tasks of near objects such as reading books, magazines or newspapers. Stand magnifiers rest directly on the object and are available with and without illumination.

Telescopic Devices

Primarily designed to magnify distant objects. These devices can be hand-held for short-term spotting, or worn as eyewear for extended periods of viewing such as watching television.

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Video explaining about the Eschenbach range of LED Mobilux hand magnifiers.
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37 Lavant Street, Petersfield, Hampshire, GU32 3EL, 01730 264258