There are a variety of technologies and devices which can help you maximize the use of your remaining sight. In our Assistive Technology (AT) Lab, you can learn about and try a variety of helpful technologies, equipment, and aids such as:
- Pocket, handheld and stand magnifiers
- Loupes, spectacles
- Magnifier lamps, mirrors
- Binoculars, monoculars
- Computer software for screen modification and screen reading
- Text to speech software
Many of these devices are available for short-term loan so you can test them at home and determine their usefulness before deciding which devices will best help you. We also sell, rent and loan devices.
Since many of these aides require a prescription, you must first schedule an appointment in our Marjorie R. McNeely Low Vision Clinic to see the optometrist. Please call 831-649-3505 or email us to schedule an appointment in the clinic. If you have recently seen our eye doctor (within one year) or need to replace a broken or lost item, call us at 831-649-3505.