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Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Image Minimizer and Field Viewer, magnifying systems for people with restricted visual fields

Ocutech makes available some products for individuals with restricted visual fields.

The Image Minimizer (IM) increases field awareness by reducing the image size, so that more is seen in the same amount of space. It reduces the image size enough to enhance the visual field awareness, but not so much as to reduce visual acuity or to produce excessive barrel distortion.

The Field Viewer, is a handheld device intended to be used by individuals with restricted visual fields as an aid in mobility and in other visual activities. It enhances the peripheral visual field by reducing image size, and placing more visual information into the available visual field. Since it is handheld, it can be readily positioned and manipulated for a variety of visual applications.

Ocutech
Toll Free: 800-326-6460
Email: Info@ocutech.com
Web: http://www.ocutech.com

Contributor: Maria Delgado

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