Help With Viewing Television
Overcoming Macular Degeneration and other central vision losses, including Histoplasmosis, Stargardt’s Disease, Albinism, Myopic Macular Degeneration, Achromatopsia, Cone Dystrophies, etc. when watching television can be achieved in most cases. Below are several options to helping patients with vision loss to watch television.
Option One: Sitting closer to the television is the first option to try. This works well for many patients. This enlarges the image of the television in your eye, thus spreading across the peripheral retina.
Option Two: Obtain a larger and better quality television and sit as close as needed to see. When large screen televisions are used, we recommend high definition since this provides a clearer image when the patient sits close to the screen.
Option Three: Utilize a bioptic telescopic system to view television. The best product in our clinics has been the Beecher Mirage systems. They are typically fit in powers of 4X, 5.5X, and 7X power. An 8X power is used in rare cases.
The provides a bright, wide angle field of view. Patients not only like the enlarged view, but notice a major improvement in their color vision. The color on the screen no longer seems faded. Beecher
At the Low Vision Centers of
, our doctors have prescribed over 1,300 Indiana systems for patients to watch television and other distance activities. Beecher
MaxTv is a low power magnification aid. It is helpful for patients that have large television screens but still need additional magnification.
Another product that we use is the Zeiss G 1.8 bioptic telescope. This lower power wide angle system is sometimes easier to wear than higher power telescopes, since there is much less image jump.
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