We are so excited to announce the opening of Magnified Life! We have a mission of supporting people with vision loss and to improve QUALITY OF LIFE through sight! Magnified Life is proud to bring you the VisioBraille line of products to achieve greater visual access and independence with reliable and easy-to-use magnification equipment!
I’ve been serving folks with vision loss for over 20 years and know that having the right tools to improve sight can be the difference between living and LIVING! Over the last decade, my team and I have worked with the VisioBook with hundreds of students in public schools. It has been a reliable and life-changing device for so many students, allowing them to see and to achieve their greatest potential!
The VisioBook is a PORTABLE, battery operated, electronic magnification machine that allows the user to go anywhere and read anything (near and distance)! The portability, ease of use and instant magnification has made this device a life changer for so many people.
When the original manufacturer of the VisioBook (Baum) went out of business a couple of years ago, there was a noticeable void in availability of having a machine that did everything with ease and portability. There were no longer parts available to fix VisioBooks that needed it, and students started going without the tool that made learning possible. That’s when I partnered with my genius technician who learned the ins and outs of the VisioBook, figured out how to create and scavenge parts, and has since repaired hundreds of devices, allowing kids across the nation to have visual access again.
In 2019, VisioBraille in Germany, bought the rights and technologies for the VisioBook and it is BACK! This has brought me to a natural place to partner with VisioBraille and to be a distributor for the fantastic line of VisioBraille products. We are excited to offer our expertise and service to people with vision loss across North Carolina and South Carolina. We’d be happy to show you what the Visio Collection can do for you, your students, or your seniors!
~Kim Hudson, President
Meet the Team
Kim is the Director of Equal Eyes Vision Services, a contract company providing services for adults and children with vision loss all across North Carolina. Kim has a heart for education and a passion for empowerment. In 2016, Kim founded the Eye Shine Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization supporting recreation and social opportunities for youth with visual impairments. Eye Shine Foundation has a mission of fun with an outcome of improving social skills, quality of life and future employability for youth with vision loss.
In 2018, Kim began the first VisioBook repair center in North America when the original manufacturer of the VisioBook went out of business. She recognized a need and found a way to fix a device that was no longer considered “fixable” because parts were no longer available. Since then, her company has repaired hundreds of broken VisioBooks, so that students could maintain visual access and achieve success in school. Kim is passionate about helping others and it shows in everything she does!
Jolie Lindley, Magnification Manager
Jolie has served behind the scenes in the visually impaired community for 3 years and has managed the Visiobook Repair Service for Equal Eyes Vision Services (Magnified Life's sister company). Jolie provides top-notch customer service support and manages the daily operations for Equal Eyes and Magnified Life.
Jolie is the mom to 3 awesome kids and has been married for 23 years to her husband, Mike.
Mike Lindley, Vision Solutions Consultant
Mike has devoted 20 years to the financial services industry, most recently as a Wealth Management Consultant before joining the Magnified Life team.
With a commitment to deliver the highest level of service, Mike's pledge is to provide practical solutions to the challenges faced by the visually impaired. Mike possesses a passion and a team-focused approach to empower those with low vision to accomplish the day-to-day tasks many take for granted.
Mike and his wife, Jolie, have three children and make their home in Holly Springs, NC.
Teresa Bozzano, Vision Solutions Consultant
Teresa brings a tremendous amount of sales and customer satisfaction experience to her role at Magnified Life. In addition to being a mother of three, Teresa is also the owner and co-founder of a successful consignment business which has served North Carolina for over fifteen years. Teresa has a degree in education and a passion for helping others. Teresa’s desire to help others improve their lives is why she joined the Magnified Life team. Teresa resides in Holly Springs, North Carolina with her husband of 25 years and her children.