The Optelec ClearView video magnifier provides higher magnification and a wider field of view than hand-held magnifiers. Persons currently have trouble seeing clearly at more than 4-power magnification, are strongly urged to use a video magnifier.
The video magnifiers are easy to use. Reading material is placed on the viewing table and is projected onto a 17" color monitor magnified to a size that is right for the user. The monitor tilts for comfortable reading. The front controls are activated with the thumbs and fingers, so the user does not have to take their hands off the table when reading. The table is also equipped with a brake that can lock the table in place to make writing easier. The controls include instant focus, one-touch zoom, position locator (to help instructors and users find their place on the page) and photo, reading and reverse reading modes.