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Posted on Jan.28, 2011, under Low Vision Blog


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Enhanced Vision’s Introduces “Transformer USB” – An Intuitive Magnifying Solution with Laptop USB Connectivity

Posted on Nov.03, 2010, under Enhanced Vision News

Enhanced Vision,  America’s leading manufacturer of electronic magnifying devices for the visually impaired, launched a flexible solution that will bring independence to many people currently struggling with various low vision conditions including Macular Degeneration, Retinitis Pigmentosa or Stargardt’s disease.

Transformer’s intuitive design adapts to the diverse needs and lifestyles of individuals with low vision. For the student who can’t see the blackboard to write down daily assignments, the employee who can’t see the spreadsheets or follow along during a presentation and anyone else in-between, Transformer USB portable electronic magnifier is quite the welcomed solution. “Because of its adaptability, Transformer USB is the ideal choice for anyone who has ever wanted more out of a magnification device,” said Barron Javaheri, President of Enhanced Vision.

Transformer features:

  • Lightweight design
  • Magnification up to 30x
  • Camera rotates 330 degrees for reading, distance & self viewing modes
  • Auto install software / plug & play
  • USB connectivity for laptop computer*
  • Compatible with popular magnification software & the latest windows operating systems
  • Captures and stores images
  • 28 custom color select modes
  • Self contained on/off LED lighting
  • Battery operated – up to 4 hours
  • Includes soft carrying case and cloth sleeve
  • Memory setting for each camera position
  • 2 year warranty

Click here for more information on the Transformer USB!

*Minimum Requirements Apply

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Acrobat Long Arm Offers Unique Use for Dental Technician

Posted on Oct.13, 2010, under Enhanced Vision News

A gentleman recently contacted Enhanced Vision about the wonderful experience he has had with his Acrobat Long Arm. Frank is a dental technician and he constructs false teeth for a living. His work is very detailed and prior to his Acrobat, he was not able to see well enough to work anymore.

However, with his Acrobat Long Arm, he is able to work again and he makes impeccable products for his clients. He is independent again and is working just as well as he did before he was diagnosed with low vision.

Acrobat Long Arm Key Features:
Longer arm provides flexibility to work on larger projects. You can configure the Acrobat in a variety of ways to meet your specific needs. Connect the unit to a computer monitor or TV or portable viewing panel.

  • Clamps easily to a table or desk
  • Can be connected to either a TV or computer monitor (Please specify when ordering)
  • Auto focus 3-in-1 camera for seeing yourself up close, reading and distance viewing
  • True mirror image while in self-viewing mode
  • Memory settings for each camera position
  • Various arms and positioning options provides maximum flexibility
  • Detachable camera for use at multiple workstations
  • 19″ or 22″ monitors provide up to 75x adjustable magnification
  • 7 viewing modes to optimize contrast and brightness
  • Wrap around dual keypad allows easy access to controls
  • Computer compatible (Additional hardware required)
  • Optional rolling carrying case for easy transport
  • Left-hand mode
  • Line markers, object locator, remote control and more…
  • 2 year warranty
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Posted on Apr.16, 2010, under Eye Conditions

What is a cataract?

A cataract is a clouding of the lens in the eye that affects vision. Most cataracts are related to aging. Cataracts are very common in older people. By age 80, more than half of all Americans either have a cataract or have had cataract surgery.

A cataract can occur in either or both eyes. It cannot spread from one eye to the other.

What is the lens?

The lens is a clear part of the eye that helps to focus light, or an image, on the retina. The retina is the light-sensitive tissue at the back of the eye.

In a normal eye, light passes through the transparent lens to the retina. Once it reaches the retina, light is changed into nerve signals that are sent to the brain.

The lens must be clear for the retina to receive a sharp image. If the lens is cloudy from a cataract, the image you see will be blurred.

Are there other types of cataract

Yes. Although most cataracts are related to aging, there are other types of cataract:

  1. Secondary cataract. Cataracts can form after surgery for other eye problems, such as glaucoma. Cataracts also can develop in people who have other health problems, such as diabetes. Cataracts are sometimes linked to steroid use.
  2. Traumatic cataract. Cataracts can develop after an eye injury, sometimes years later.
  3. Congenital cataract. Some babies are born with cataracts or develop them in childhood, often in both eyes. These cataracts may be so small that they do not affect vision. If they do, the lenses may need to be removed.
  4. Radiation cataract. Cataracts can develop after exposure to some types of radiation.

Click here to view our complete line of vision enhancement products to fit your individual needs.

National Eye Institute. Facts About Cataract.

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Enhanced Vision products mentioned on CBS Atlanta – The Emory

Posted on Apr.15, 2010, under Enhanced Vision News

The Amigo portable electronic magnifier and the Acrobat LCD versatile low vision magnifier are mentioned in a CBS Atlanta video segment. Click here to be redirected to the CBS Atlanta web site to view the clip.

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The Healthy Eye

Posted on Apr.15, 2010, under The Eye

Diagram of the healthy eye

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