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Optelec, Low Vision, Macular Degeneration, Magnifier, Video Magnifier, Cataracts, Glaucoma, Diabetic Retinopathy, Low Vision Aids, Visually Impaired

The Optelec ClearViewTM On-Screen Magnifier
enlarges text, letting you easily read your favorite novel, or prescriptions.
You can even write checks with it. So you can stay independent.
Just as you've always been.

Low Vision

Optelec was established in 1985 with a goal to develop a low vision video magnifiers for the millions of visually impaired people in the USA and Canada. The success achieved over the past years resulted in Optelec being acquired in 1997 by the Tieman Group, based in Holland. Tieman is a manufacturer and distributor of video magnifiers and Braille products. Today, through its holdings of Optelec, Optelec Canada, and HumanWare (another affiliate which distributes Tieman products in the USA), Tieman is the worldwide leader in the specialized market of products for the visually impaired.

Macular Degeneration

The Tieman Group and Optelec are committed to providing product solutions of the highest quality macular degeneration needs of consumers with non-correctable vision impairments. We aim to help them improve their daily lives and maintain their independence and productivity.


Those people who have been diabetic for may years are most likely to develop diabetic retinopathy, but this eye disease is a threat for all individuals with diabetes. Among patients with juvenile-onset diabetes, 24 percent will have a magnifier 5 years; almost 60 percent after 10 years; and 80 percent after 15 years.

Video Magnifier

Additionally, other conditions brought on by diabetes, such as cataracts and glaucoma, are especially threatening. Patients should also be encouraged to control their blood pressure, and use a video magnifier for vision.


Early diagnosis is the best defense against cataracts, see your doctor today.


Early diagnosis of glaucoma and the effective control of blood sugar levels and hypertension increase the chance of controlling this eye disease. All diabetic patients should have regular, comprehensive eye examinations through a dilated pupil even before any vision problems appear.

Diabetic Retinopathy

Diabetic retinopathy causes blood vessels to swell or bulge; to rupture and leak; and resultant scar tissue shrinks the vitreous and pulls the retina, tearing or detaching it.

Low Vision Aids

Dialing the telephone, balancing the checkbook, setting the alarm clock— the simple tasks we all need to accomplish each day can be made easier for people using these products. We’ve put together a special collection of low vision aids carefully designed to see you through your busy day with ease.

Visually Impaired

Often the best way to determine if you can benefit from a ClearView video magnifier is to see it for yourself. We are pleased to offer a no-obligation in-home demonstrations of our visually impaired products. Optelec is a developer of Low vision and Video Magnifier vision aids for people who suffer from cataracts, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, and macular degeneration.

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