Non-optical devices and modifications do not use lenses to magnify images. Instead, they increase lighting levels, improve contrast, decrease the effects of glare, or increase print size to make objects and print more easily visible. There are hundreds of devices that can help people with low vision manage their everyday living tasks.
- high-intensity table or floor lamps,
- large print reading materials,
- electronic video magnifiers, and
- iPads and tablets.
Absorptive lenses are sunglasses that filter out ultraviolet and infrared light, reduce glare, and increase contrast. Non-optical devices can also be used in combination with magnifiers and other low-vision optical devices.
Job training and vocational rehabilitation services
To help you to gain and retain employment, organisations such as Vision Australia can help with job training and vocational rehabilitation services, placement, workplace adaptations, and workplace technology.
Note: Vision Australia can be contacted on 1800 220 679