Millions of Australians actively participate in some form of craft. Most of these people would benefit from a hands-free magnifier. We can help with the most useful solution.
Eschenbach’s Mobilux LED 3.5X (model 15113) is the most sold magnifier in Australia has base and can be used either horizontally or vertically.
A digital magnifier high definition screen allows more flexible working distances that suits each individual .compared with optical magnifiers set distances.
For the hobbyist Daylight LED magnifiers can be invaluable as are compact telescope and binoculars for viewing afar.
Electronic and CCTV systems enable large screens , numerous contrast options, dynamic line scrolling
Driving with Bioptics
Bioptic telescopes can help eligible visually impaired individuals sometimes obtain a driver’s license and be safer drivers.
The bioptic telescope allows them to see the target sooner, giving the driver more time to react. In practice, the telescope increases the individual’s ability to see further forward by a factor of the power of the device. For example, a 3x telescope will allow the user to see a sign at 18 metres through their bioptic, while they would only be able to see it at 6 meters feet with their normal vision- 3 times further away.
Drivers using bioptics normally see through their regular glassses but utilise the telescope function for short periods of time in a similar fashion to using rear and sideview mirrors.
Galilean telescopes are smaller and lightweight offering about 5 degrees of field at 4x. Normally 1.7x and 2.2x are used
Keplerarian telescopes are longer and heavier offering about 12 degrees of filed at 4x. Normally 3x,4x,5x and 6x are used
The Ocutech VES Falcon Bioptic Telescope is the world’s only autofocusing bioptic for the visually impaired.
World Braille Day 3 January is celebrated every year on Louis Braille’s birthday, the inventor of braille.
Australian $5, $10 and $50 notes now have a tactile feature to help meet the needs of the vision impaired community.
The Royal Society for the Blind (RSB) Australia provides services to Australians who have a severe vision impairment.
The UK Royal National Institute of Blind People is the UK equivalent and has been establised since 1868.