The VideoEye! was
designed especially to help people with low vision retain their
independence. It allows many with visual handicaps to continue
to read mail, newspapers, magazines and books. The VideoEye!®
uses a magnifying camera to create an image on a large screen,
a 27-inch high-resolution color monitor. This makes material easier
to see both by magnifying objects and making them brighter. The
color rendition was quite natural and realistic. It has automatic
focus and light adjustment, making it very easy to learn to use.
While reviewing this product, one of us developed a splinter in
a finger. Using the VideoEye!, splinter removal became a cinch,
because the viewing head is mounted on a precisely balanced spring
arm, which stays in place without sagging or floating up. This
stability of the arm makes this product ideal for activities that
require two hands and superior to other closed circuit TV systems
that we have seen.
users use their system several hours each day because of its ease
of use. The VideoEye! is especially helpful for those people who
have had to give up activities that they love because of deteriorating
vision. The ability to read critical information on medicine bottles,
prescriptions, and medical monitoring devices allows a low vision
individual to be responsible for their daily medical maintenance.
But being an excellent reading aid, which alone should be enough
to justify purchasing this product, is only one of its potential
uses. The versatility offered by the balanced swing arm allows
it to also be used for a multitude of other activities. It works
wonderfully as a writing aid because users may position the viewing
head over the most comfortable writing area. Writing checks and
letters—even doing crossword puzzles, once again become possible.
While allowing the visually impaired to retain their independence
is the primary objective of the VideoEye!, increasing the quality
of life comes in a close second. Hobbies that had been given up
for lack of ability to see may once again become possible. Sewing,
crocheting, card and board games, coin and stamp collecting, drawing
and painting—these and many more may all once again become possible.
The VideoEye! is also an excellent personal grooming aid. The
included mirror attachment allows it to be used as a huge magnifying
mirror. Men find that it works well for shaving, and women use
it to apply makeup. For further info call 800-416-0758 or www.videoeye.com#
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