MAGNIFIER

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DAILIES: SAY IT WITH
YOUR EYES!


SHOW YOUR EYES ...
WITH LENSES !!!



YOU ONLY HAVE  2 EYES:

CHECK YEARLY !

SEE CLEARLY  !

WHAT IS CATARACT?



CLOUDING OF THE LENS
WHY DO YOU REGULAR NEED
EYE EXAMINATION WHEN YOU
HAVE GLAUCOMA? 



YOU DON'T FEEL ANYTHING
BUT YOUR EYE CAN GET BLIND
SLOWLY
WHEN THE EYE PRESSURE
IS TO HIGH!


ARE THERE...
DISCREET MAGNIFIERS?



YES,  SUCH AS EASYPOCKET


HOLIDAYS = LENSES



LENSES....
SO EASY !





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ADVICES TO SEE BETTER
A 10/10 vision means seeing at 10m as well as a normal Belgian 40j to 10m to see. A view of 9 / 10 (= 0.9), means that someone on 9 meter sees, what the normal Belgian on 10 meters you. Is it a length deviation of the eye (nearsighted / farsighted / astigmatism), then glasses may improve vision to 10/10. If, however, an eye disease (eg opacities of cornea or lens (eg cataract) or diseased areas in the retina (eg: diabetes / thrombosis / macular degeneration), then a glass glasses no help expected. Reaches an eye, even with glasses glass acuity of less than a 5 / 10, we speak of a partially sighted eye. Approximately 20% of the impaired 70/75-jarigen can be called. The visual acuity can we still face with magnifying aid increase to the necessary sight orders comply. EXAMPLE:
reached a low vision eye glasses with the best view of 0.25 a glass. With the best glasses and a magnifying glass face help x 2 increases, it reaches a low vision eye view of 0.5. With such a vision can view example. Back newspapers recognize. Other requirements are there for other visual tasks: View 0.8 - car driving, scheduling (railway)
       View 0.7 - phone
       View 0.5 - newspapers, in store product, television, mobility
       View 0.4 - newspapers with good lighting
       View 0.1 - orientation
 
DECISION: A magnifying device is designated by visibility of less than 0.5 a 0.6, but it is also very good. If the degree of impairment increases, it is difficult to help. A visibility of less than 0.1 can hardly be helped. Then we speak of a "Law for the blind eye!
 
 
1. SIMPLE TRUCKS:
a) If you see that with a visus of 0.4 can read the newspaper, but if you have good light (which is normally 0.5 required), you immediately realize the importance of good light: Many light gives a better view, thereby increasing demand significantly reduced!
Good lighting is as important as a good custom glasses.
Now you know, the older you get, the more light you need (by opacities in the eye and the smaller of the pupil): over 60 years you have 15x more light than younger people. A house of an elder is so much clearer than in a younger (typically this
reversed). So try the lighting (including lamps stronger) cumbersome. Best done in consultation with the electrician, because electricity in old houses, is not calculated in our modern enlightenment. Especially the reading spot should be well lit! Best choose a purpose fluorescent lighting in the form of a desk or a standing lamp, which shines on the shoulder. Beware of distracting shadows or reflections degrading. Ask the sighted if he is not blinded by the brighter light. Especially with opacities in the eye (eg cataracts) is so. A light intensity control (dimmer) is therefore often very useful, so the optimum light level can be set by the sighted. Good lichtloupes (cfr infra) therefore have some control intensity.
 
b) The worst hedging purposes in reading can help, because the worst for the eye disturbs more than helps.
 
c) record (good ranking system of important papers / permanent places for food and cleaning products), you will find things much faster, especially if you're visually impaired!
 
 
2. ENHANCING ADDITIVES FOR NEAR:
A stronger reading glasses can be a first step, to improve reading. You must accept that you keep the newspaper poet. The next step is a loupe. This is useful for expiration dates + prices on certain products to view. Also important for deciphering mail: bank statements / invoices / letters. If you can read at the table (eg newspaper / phone book), is a stand loupe (= be put on paper) preferable to a hand magnifying glass, because the latter even a mild tremor makes the image unstable. Moreover, with a hand loupe ever to find the right distance. There are also standloupes incorporating light: a small increase with much better light than a high magnification in low light! For crafts can think of a magnifying glass on a high state, possibly with a built-in light. If you, your hands Fri Read with a magnifying glass is slightly more strenuous (but certainly not damage the eyes). Please read in more frequent but shorter periods. An oblique bookend (= a simple shelf) can help to keep comfortable the text ads, you need to strong loupes! The reading glasses, together with the microscope used. With a loupe with high magnification, it is sometimes difficult to find the next line, because you lose overview. The field reduces with increasing magnification. The strongest magnifying glass is not always the best microscope, choose the smallest increase that you can easily read again. Is a strong loupe is deemed appropriate, then a black sheet under the line reading, a useful help to determine the rule to follow. Mark the edges of the article you want to read. So you know that at the end of the article came. Possibly can in these cases thought to be a TV-loupe: increased to 66 times!
Other useful tricks books with enlarged print are available at most libraries. Possibly you can opt for "audiobook" on cassette.
 
3. ENHANCING ADDITIVES FOR VER:
People with cataract look better with a dark tinted glasses (possibly special filter glasses). TV to see the partially sighted patient may sit very close (to 1 m). Possibly one can cross the TV screen are now vergroten.Er TV's where the subtitles can be enlarged!
The most familiar tools for the distance-vision to improve his otherwise hard to find. A handtelescoopje (fr 9000) may want the number of the bus to read or other details to better interpret (eg price in the windows / street / house numbers / timetable of bus). You can use the telescoopje focus at all distances (even close). Such telescoopje you can (yourself!) Rimmed glasses in a special assembly, to TV watching. If you do not hold the telescoopje. If you have difficulties to secure a street stabbing to, you can remember to use a white cane. There are currently pliable sticks, only if the worst comes to the worst can become elicited. You can get one free if you stick to 80% are handicapped. These can be obtained at: Love and Light Blind Care, 34A Oudenburgweg 8202 Varsenare-Jabbeke (tel 050/386821)
 
4. OTHER USEFUL TRUCKS:
You can get through us, if interested! Possibly you can also go to the tools Shop Light Blind Care and love, Oudenburgweg 34A
8490 Varsenare-Jabbeke (tel 050/386821) - www.blindenzorglichtenliefde.be
 
- Relaxation: increased playing cards, classic games in large format (such as Scrabble and OXO / checkerboard / goose / man worse you do not / monopoly / chess / solitaire / naval battle and others)
- Helpers in the household: easy wire needles and measuring cups, talking scales, protective case for the iron, so the matter can not scorch) / paste certain brand of device buttons to mark (so you feel you must print) / talking kitchen scale ( French)
- All kinds: big wrist watches / clocks and wrist watches speaking / phone memory button (so you only need 1 button to a specific person to call) / Hand to guide back to the lines to write / scale-Dutch-speaking people.
 
OPM: Someone who sees evil should compensate the hearing (eg via speaking clocks and audiobook). If the hearing also is poor, you have a nose-throat-otologist consulting, auditing or hearing, which may be can help: eg through removal of ear-bud or a trial with a hearing aid for it (so 14 days is a long hearing aid (customized) to be tried - for free). A hearing aid you have already from € 400 (= repayment rate). The sophisticated hearing aids, which themselves forward and hear the best quality guaranteed, cost + - 1250 €.
 
GOLDEN RULES
 
1) A loupe or other device as a gift, a very good idea. However, the first one sighted tool try before you buy.
2) The sighted for the device must be motivated, as it read with a magnifying glass is a tall order (eg you need to sit down / you must work to decipher texts). Can he or she is biting, then they win a lot of autonomy and have access to more information so they need less help from the outside have.
3) Know that you must maintain reading: In elderly impaired can not read every few weeks, the literacy drop significantly! The vormherkenningszin must then be trained and maintained by regularly. So you see it: for the eyes is: calm, rust and practice makes perfect! Reading is certainly not harmful to the eyes
4) If the visibility worsened in the future, more devices can be tried!
5) Do not so much the things that you can not, but try as much as possible to come up trucks, certain things are back to: brand spreads highlight certain
      buttons / with a white stick to you more, because the world you want to help!
6) People who can not drive cars but few signposts to see, can buy a GPS system. This is now become very affordable (+ - € 500) and makes the signs not really have to see! You will feel much more confident in traffic, even where you're just not!
YOU AIN'T SEEN NOTHING YET
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WE LIKE TO "WOW" YOU
GOOD LOOKING - GOOD SEEING
SHOW YOUR EYES, WITH LENSES!
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