Low Vision

Frequently Asked Questions

12. What devices can help me with daily activities?

Devices are available that can help people with low vision read, write, and manage tasks of daily living. These devices include

  • adjustable lighting
  • prescription reading glasses
  • large-print publications
  • magnifying devices
  • closed-circuit televisions.

They also include

  • electronic reading machines
  • computer systems that talk
  • telescopes
  • telephones, clocks, and watches with large numbers.

(Watch the video to learn more about how low vision devices can help people with low vision. To enlarge the video, click the brackets in the lower right-hand corner. To reduce the video, press the Escape (Esc) button on your keyboard.)