When Richard was diagnosed with macular degeneration, he had already lost a lot of his vision. He is a prominent attorney, an active husband, and an avid reader. The thought of not being able to enjoy his evening newspaper just about broke his heart. His vision loss was rapid and painful for him.
Richard was treated by world-renowned physicians at the Duke Eye Center. Several surgeries and therapies helped him to cope with his vision loss. Richard wanted to do more than just cope. His physician at Duke Eye Center suggested that he contact Magnified Life. She knew that we could recommend tools that would help him continue to thrive in his law practice.
Richard needed a way to read print of various sizes. After all, legal contracts are famous for their “fine print.” He also needed the tool to be portable so that he could transport it between work and home. Richard’s perfect fit was the VisioDesk. This electronic magnifier has a 16” high resolution screen with a high definition camera. With macular degeneration, a larger screen is better as it offers a larger field of view. It provides near, distance, and mirror vision, magnifies up to 30x, only weighs 10 lbs., it comes with a convenient carrying case, and has up to 5 hours of continuous use.
I spoke with Richard when his package arrived, prepared to explain how to get started with his new VisioDesk. No way! He was up and running in moments with no instruction necessary. Richard quickly replied, “This device has changed my life….now, if you’ll excuse me, I’m sitting down to read the paper, something I haven’t been able to do in so long!”