The following article will discuss the benefits of CCTV devices for those with low vision.
A hands-free Closed-Circuit Television (CCTV) System is a high-tech vision aid that has improved the quality of life of people coping with the effects of low vision eye disease. This includes complications such as glaucoma, cataracts, diabetic retinopathy, age-related macular degeneration, and many other ocular disorders.
One of the more frustrating aspects of coping with this condition is the way it impedes the ability to perform routine tasks or engage in enjoyable activities. CCTV technology enables people to perform everyday activities that have become difficult. It accomplishes this by using a video camera that projects images on a monitor, computer screen, or TV. The magnification of CCTV devices is vastly superior to what standard optical magnifiers provide.
Depending on the sophistication of these devices, additional features include the ability to magnify images and the use of a moving table (also known as an x-y table) to aid in reading. Magnification levels increase with more expensive options.
Vision magnifiers may be used to perform routine tasks or engage in recreational ,such as the following:
The following article will address several commonly asked questions about video magnifiers as an aid for those with low vision.
If you are struggling with low vision, and standard magnification tools are no longer effective, you may want to consider a CCTV device for visual assistance. Higher-end models often include such additional features as the options for increasing magnification, or the use of a High-Definition Camera. Ergonomic designs allow the users a range of comfortable positions for sitting and using the device.
Many people have a fear that they may never read a book again, or be able to engage in beloved hobbies that require precise vision. Don’t give up hope! With the proper guidance of our low vision optometrist, there are many available options that have enabled low vision patients to read again, and engage in other recreational activities.