Vision Gadgets @ SF

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from: Longevity Explorers | Sequoias SF, SF Village

Discussion Summary

San Francisco Explorers discuss the gadgets they use to see things better.


The Devices

John shows the group a head-worn device, the Yoctosun wearable magnifier, for better vision while doing close work (i.e. replacing a watch battery or for sewing). The interchangeable lenses are useful as is the hands-free illumination. Others soon follow suit with different items they find helpful to improve vision:

  • Diana uses an older version of the Yoctosun device - to check for aphids on plants.
  • A magnifier for reading directions on bottled and other packaged products. 
  • A lighted magnifier
  • A lighted jeweler's loupe
  • Light & magnifier
  • Susan: Large numeral 'Reacher' LED Clock, headlamp Ron, Susan, Judy
  • John: Laser projection clock 
  • Marty: Keychain 'pinch' light 
  • Louise: GE light bulbs - 'Relax' (soft light) & high definition 'Reveal' (bright light) help better illuminate the area. 



Other than magnification, illumination seems to be the most common everyday help for poor vision.






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Key words: 
low vision aids, vision apps, low vision devices, impaired vision clock, near vision