The three B’s is a simple philosophy for maximising the sight you have by enhancing what you are want to read making items appear bolder, bigger and brighter; with the correct training from a low vision professional , selecting the right products and making simple adjustments, can make a big, bold difference to how independent you are.
Electronic magnifiers are one of many product solutions which allow you use the vision you have more effectively. With the inbuilt features of a digital magnifier you can enlarge the size of text, enhance the contrast and increase clarity allowing you to see things clearly.
Fundamentally making the text you are reading appear bigger brighter and bolder.
This means with the correct electronic magnifier at the right magnification you can carry on reading your latest novel, read up on a recipe in your favourite cook book, magazine, or just read your post.
Enjoyment doesn’t need to stop just because your sight is not what it used to be.
As well as using the right magnification, it is important to ensure you have correct lighting, you can read our latest blogs to find out why lighting is an essential adjustment you need to make in your home.
To get further support on the changes you need to make, a low vision professional can offer you training and guidance. Speak to your doctor about being referred for a low vision assessment.
So to summarise the 3b’s
Bigger- By increasing the size of text you want to read, this can make it easier to read. The Visolux DIGITAL HD electronic magnifier allows you to increase the font size: 2x- 22x, significantly greater on TV screen (e.g. up to 125x on 40" screen)
Bolder-Making things bolder simply mean improving the clarity and contrast of what you are trying to see. Whether it’s black bold lettering on a yellow background, or bigger bolder fonts. Many magnification devices have a built in function allowing you to adjust the colour and contrast to suit your personal requirements.
You may want black letters on a yellow background or you may want to dim the screen if it is too bright. Alternatively you may choose a different option but the choice is down to your preference.
Brighter-You can also use magnifiers that have a built in light to help increase the size of an object and make it brighter and easier to see. The extra light built into products like portable magnifiers offer not only the benefits of magnification but extra lighting to improve contrast.
Portable Video Magnifiers are significantly less expensive than desk top magnifiers and more portable. Some models have their own integral screen, variable magnification and are battery operated. The latest models can be connected to a domestic TV through an AV cable.
The Visolux DIGITAL HD from Associated Optical is an electronic hand held magnifier and can be simply placed over what you want to read and the one button operation turns the unit on, and the rest is easy and straightforward. The inbuilt camera projects the image on the screen allowing you to personalise the font size and colour; thereby maximising the 3’BS making items appear Bigger, Brighter and Bolder
“Since buying my magnifier from Associated optical, they were there to give me support once it arrived at home and I soon got the hang of using it to read my newspaper. I now would not be without this device and it has opened all a new world of reading since my sight started to get worse” Mary Jane recent user of Visolux DIGITAL HD
Education and Development are at the core of Assoicated Optical’s ethos and they are completely focused on ensuring customers are at the heart of their product development and training. They work closely with manufacturers and professionals in eye care to improve awareness around low vision. Their aim is to inspire customers through education, excellence in product design and solutions that enhance and improve independence for people with sight loss.
To discover more you can visit their website www.asssociatedoptical.com
Sandra Taylor, Marketing & Executive Coach. Developed solutions to improve the lives of people living with sight loss for over 20 years.