The Eyesight Solutions Blog

07/23/2015

What Is Digital Eye Strain? Do YOU Have It?

Posted by Doris Sommers

More than 90% of adults spend more than 2 hours each day using a digital device, and more than 60% adults spend 5 or more hours looking at digital devices each day. Using these digital devices with such frequency can lead to digital eye strain. Symptoms of digital eye strain include headache and dry, itchy or burning eyes.

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Topics: Digital Eye Strain - Consumer Blog

04/01/2015

LVI is a Red Dot Award Winner - Again!

Posted by Doris Sommers

LVI (Low Vision International) has, once again, been rewarded with the prestigious Red Dot Award for product design - this time for the MagniLink Zip line. This means the entire range of MagniLink video magnifiers has now been awarded with the Red Dot Design Award!

As you know, Eschenbach Optik of America, Inc. is the exclusive distributor of LVI’s line of video magnification products in the US and Mexico. Eschenbach also has non-exclusive distribution rights for Canada and South America.

The Red Dot Awards Program is one of the most highly respected international design competitions in the world and celebrates its 60th anniversary in 2015. The jury for 2015 consists of more than 40 design specialists.

The winning products are presented in Red Dot Design Museums and Red Dot Design Yearbooks, on various online portals, magazines, and TV programs. The MagniLink Zip models are in good company – other 2015 winners include Ferrari California T, Volvo XC90 and Sony.

Red Dot Award winning criteria includes:
* Degree of innovation
* Functionality
* Formal quality
* Ergonomics
* Durability
* Symbolic and emotional content
* Product periphery
* Self-explanatory quality
* Ecological compatibility

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03/04/2015

What are Contrast-enhancing Filters - and do I need them?

Posted by Doris Sommers

Have you ever seen a skier wear goggles with yellow or orange lenses? The skier wears those goggles because on a cloudy day, it’s difficult to see the moguls and bumps on the white slopes against the white clouds and white snow. The tinted goggles act as a contrast-enhancing filter to help separate the upcoming bumps from the white background.

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Topics: Top Features of HH Mags, Contrast Enhancing Filters

02/20/2015

Top Features of Quality Magnifiers (5 of 5): Excellent Warranty

Posted by Doris Sommers

A hand-held or stand magnifier is a powerful and proven tool that can assist those with vision loss to be able to engage in a variety of daily activities much more easily - everything from reading and writing to doing crossword puzzles and hobbies. But what are some of the key features to look for in a magnifier to ensure it works well over a long time and with a low usage cost? Below is one such feature to look for in a good magnifier: 

Excellent Warranty: Lower quality hand-held magnifiers may come with a 1 or 2 year warranty against manufacturer’s defects. This means users have to purchase a brand new magnifier if a problem arises after the warranty expires. Manufacturers of higher quality magnifiers stand behind their products due to their superior design and manufacturing processes and offer a life-time warranty against manufacturer’s defects on their products. This means users won’t have to purchase a replacement product if there is a manufacturer’s defect – ever - thereby saving time and money!

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Topics: Top Features of HH Mags

02/12/2015

Top Features of Quality Magnifiers (4 of 5): Large, Thin Lens

Posted by Doris Sommers

A hand-held or stand magnifier is a powerful and proven tool that can assist those with vision loss to be able to engage in a variety of daily activities much more easily - everything from reading and writing to doing crossword puzzles and hobbies. But what are some of the key features to look for in a magnifier to ensure it works well over a long time and with a low usage cost? Below is one such feature to look for in a good magnifier: 

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Topics: Top Features of HH Mags

01/27/2015

Top Features of Quality Magnifiers (3 of 5): Superior Illumination

Posted by Timothy Gels

Most people prefer a magnifier that has built-in illumination and the type used most often these days is LED (light emitting diode) illumination.  This type is used most often now because the illumination lasts 50,000 hours and there are no bulbs that need replacing. 

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01/08/2015

Top Features of Quality Magnifiers (2 of 5): Protective Lens Coatings

Posted by Timothy Gels

Most lenses in magnifiers are made of plastic, and over time, they will inevitably scratch due to their rubbing up against objects in bags or pockets or by just by being used roughly.  Scratched lenses are difficult to see through and there is no easy way to buff out the scratches, so, the only solution is to discard the scratched magnifier and purchase a new one—and that can get expensive! 

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12/09/2014

Top Features of Quality Magnifiers (1 of 5): Distortion-Free Lens

Posted by Timothy Gels

A hand-held or stand magnifier is a powerful and proven tool that can assist those with vision loss to be able to engage in a variety of daily activities much more easily - everything from reading and writing to doing crossword puzzles and hobbies. But what are some of the key features to look for in a magnifier to ensure it works well over a long time and with a low usage cost? Below is one such feature to look for in a good magnifier: 

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