A magnifying vision aid is an aid that can be prescribed by an ophthalmologist under certain conditions in the event of a severe impairment of vision. Causes may include inherited retinal diseases such as retinitis pigmentosa. But also acquired retinal diseases such as age-related macular degeneration can result in a severe impairment of vision, especially reading.
Which magnifying vision aid is right for you depends on two factors. On the one hand, how good your remaining vision is and, on the other hand, what demands you are exposed to in everyday life. Depending on the situation, we prescribe, for example, amplifying reading glasses, illuminated magnifiers or even electronic reading devices. The prescription of such assistive devices is done in close cooperation with optometrists, where the aids can be tried out.
If you want to read more about the topic, we can recommend this page from ORCAM . On this you will learn how you can have texts read aloud by your glasses. You can also read comprehensive information about vision aids on the website of Pro Retina, the self-help association for people with retinal degenerations.