When your eyesight starts to fail, it can be extremely frustrating. Now, there is something other than bifocals or reading glasses to help rectify this problem. Clarity's i-vu is a portable, hand-held digital magnifier for people suffering from failing eyesight. The i-vu has 5 - 20x magnification and a 2 inch LCD screen but is very compact and weighs just 4 ozs so it fits easily into the pocket of a shirt or pair of trousers, which makes it portable enough to take to the library, drug store or your favorite restaurant.
July 9, 2008 According to Baby Boomer Headquarters , there are approximately 75 million baby boomers in the US alone, which means that about 29% of the total population are over 40! Most of these people would tell you that they can put up with a few wrinkles or the odd gray hair, but when their eyesight begins to fail it can be extremely frustrating. The first tell-tale signs are when they start reading the newspaper at arms length or they need to squint to see the list of ingredients on a can of soup. Along with all the health problems they will start to experience as a result of aging, failing eyesight will continue to be an annoying problem for baby boomers. Of course, there are solutions to this problem, including corrective surgery or bifocal or reading glasses. Outdoorsy types may prefer the Barx reader sunglasses whilst others may consider electronic contact lenses . However, there is a simple, portable and small solution which may be just as functional. Clarity’s i-vu is a portable, hand-held magnifying glass with a difference; it has a digital screen so you can magnify images without experiencing distortion, which is common in regular magnifying glasses. The i-vu has 5 - 20x magnification and a 2 inch LCD screen but is very compact and weighs just 4 ozs so it fits easily into the pocket of a shirt or pair of trousers. You charge it with an AC adapter which will give you three hours battery life so you will have plenty of time to use it at the library, drug store or your favorite restaurant. It also has a freeze-frame and auto shut-off, which is useful if you are also suffering from another common aging problem: loss of memory! I-vu would also be of benefit to hobbyists such as coin or stamp collectors. Priced at USD $279 and with a one-year warranty, i-vu is available on-line at Clarity.