Desktop Video Magnifiers
Desktop video magnifiers generally have a table surface on which the object is placed. Directly above the object, is a camera and monitor upon which the magnified image is projected. Some Desktop systems allow the user to project the image onto a standard TV instead of an integrated monitor.
Desktop video magnifiers can be beneficial to those with macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, cataracts, retinitis pigmentosa (RP), and other visual impairments.
When a user finds it difficult or impossible to use traditional stand or hand-held magnifiers to read and write, a desktop video magnifier can help due to the fact that text and images can be enlarged to a greater extent.
Some of the tasks that can be accomplished using an Desktop video magnifier are: reading newspaper and magazine articles in their entirety, reading the daily mail, reading prescriptions on bottles, reading recipies, viewing photographs of loved ones, writing checks, letters, notes, and more.