TV Screen Magnifier

Consider a TV screen magnifier before you go a buy a new, expensive and larger screen TV. These macular degeneration magnifiers can be either a simple gadget you easily install in front of your TV or magnifying TV glasses that you can take with you wherever you go.

Those with macular degeneration experience the loss of central vision as well as their sharp, detailed vision and the ability to distingish colors. So the sharper and clearer your picture, the better for those with AMD.

The new high definition TV's definitely provide a sharper and crisper image than the older TV models. 

It is also helpful to watch TV on a large TV screen. In this case, the bigger the screen the better.

If you are in the market for purchasing a new TV select the largest screen that is affordable for you and fits in your family room.

For better TV viewing, sit closer to the TV. The closer you are the better for those with AMD.

Television Screen Magnifiers

This low vision magnifier help bring back enjoyment to watching your favorite television program. Most television screen magnifiers are of high quality and offer distortion free magnification.

Television screen magnifiers are an inexpensive visual aid for macular degeneration. They are easy to install by sliding the braces under your TV set. 

Some of the most common features are:

Magnifies Approximately 2X

High Quality, Distortion Free 

Glare Free

Easy to Install - Simply sliding the braces under your TV set

Affordable - Price ranges from $40 to $100.

Two things to know before you make your purchase is the size of the TV screen and if it is a LCD flat screen TV.

Size - buy the size that fits your screen. Here are the common sizes: 

1) 13" to 15" magnifier turns it into a 22" screen 

2) 17" - 19" - turns it into a 25" screen 

2) 20" - 26" turns it into a 30" screen 

3) 26" - 29" turns it into a 36" screen 

Magnifies approximately 2 times 

Easy to install by simply sliding the braces under your TV set 

Glare free 

Affordable - usually ranges from $40 to $100. 

It's much cheaper than buying a large screen TV.

TV Screen Enlarger , For 30 to 35 inch Diagonal TV

Flat TV Screen Magnifier

This LCD flat screen television magnifier enlarges your picture and is easy to assemble.

The curved lens reduces distortion and the blue color enhances the image. 

Plus, the height and magnification are both adjustable during installation.

As your macular degeneration progresses you will find it easier to see the TV by sitting closer to it, using a larger screen and a HDTV. 

These screen magnifiers come in several sizes:

14" Flat Screen

16"-20" Flat Screen

28" Flat Screens

Flat TV Screen Magnifier

TV Glasses

If you have a scotoma, which is a gray, black or blurry spot in the middle of your vision, try sitting closer to your TV. 

tv screen magnifier

The farther away from the TV you are, the larger the blind spot whereas the closer you are to the TV, the smaller the scotoma, or blind spot. If you would like to sit in your favorite couch a little farther from the TV try television glasses.

These glasses feature a high quality lense for clarity with adjustable focus. TV viewing glasses are available to help with distance vision. They are called Max TV Glasses by Eschenbach.  They do not work for everyone because everyone's vision loss is different. 

They are a type of binocular glasses that are hands free and provide 2.1X magnification.

Each eye lens can be focused separately. The glasses will focus on objects from distances of 10 feet to infinity (well, maybe not that far), and can be used for 

√ Watching TV

√ Sporting Events, 

√ Movies, 

√ Theater, 

√ Bird Watching, or any other distance viewing.

Watching TV is a favorite past time for many people with macular degeneration. Sitting closer to the TV is one way to see the details better, but these TV glasses act as a a TV screen magnifier and make it possible to sit in your comfortable TV chair and see the TV screen too.

They are available at Amazon. Read a couple of reviews here:

Eschenbach TV Glasses 

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