Low Vision Tools

Although it can be easy to feel discouraged after experiencing vision loss, many people find that life with low vision doesn’t have to be so different after all. Get to know some of the many resources that are available to help you maximize your remaining sight if you’re living with low vision – from magnifiers to closed circuit televisions (CCTVs) and much more.

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Introduction to magnifiers

Magnifiers are the most popular assistive device used by people with low vision. Find out if a specialty magnifier might be right for you.

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Helpful devices and aids for low vision

Learn about a range of devices that can help you lead a more independent life with low vision, including handheld magnifiers, stand magnifiers and more.

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Lighting and sunglasses

Learn about the importance of proper lighting as well as the difference various kinds of sunglasses can make if you have low vision.

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Other magnification devices

Learn how other magnification tools, like crafting magnifiers and binoculars, may help you maximize your sight if you’re living with low vision. 

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Stand magnifiers

Learn how stand magnifiers can help people with low vision read or do other detail tasks.

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What is a CCTV?

Learn about CCTVs (closed circuit televisions) and how they can help people with low vision read, look at pictures, do hobbies or write.

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What is a low vision assessment?

Find out what to expect at a CNIB low vision assessment, including what to bring with you and how you can benefit from it.

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