Video Magnification—For Some Bigger is Better

Adaptations, the LightHouse store, provides a full line of hand-held magnifiers to assist with spot reading. But many times, hand-held magnification isn’t enough. To provide you with assistance in finding possible alternate solutions, Adaptations and our low vision training services can help.

That’s because there really is no substitute for holding a device in your hand and checking it out directly rather than reading about it in some catalog. Each month, on the first and third Monday, an Adaptations store associate will host a free one-hour overview and demonstration of our 12 desktop and hand-held video magnification systems. During this hour you will learn how magnification and contrast may enhance your useable vision through the use of video magnification.

When: First and third Mondays, from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. (please RSVP)
Where: LightHouse San Francisco Headquarters

To RSVP for a demonstration, please call Adaptations at 888-400-8933.

Personalized Sessions Also Available
Would you like a one-on-one assessment to determine which kind of magnification is right for you? Make an appointment for a 90-minute session in which you and a trainer will match your vision with the tasks you hope to accomplish, your need for magnification and the attributes of both desktop and hand-held video magnification systems. For an appointment and information regarding the fee for this service (some individuals 55 and better may be eligible for assistance), please contact Linda Porelle at 415-694-7315 or

Low Vision Evaluations
If you are new to low vision and have useable vision (you can easily read the headlines of a newspaper) but have never had a low vision evaluation, we encourage you to do so and can make sure you are connected with a low vision specialist in your area. A low vision specialist will provide the evaluation that may enhance your useable vision. To set up an appointment, contact Alex Galeczka at 415-694-7318. This service is covered by most Medicare and Medi-Cal plans.