MAGNIFIERS WITH A BUILT-IN LIGHT
Advances in electronics now allow very bright lights to be incorporated into the magnifier. Over 90 percent of the magnifiers chosen by clients of the Braille Institute have a built-in light. The light provides added contrast to allow easier reading of newsprint and also allows people to read menus in dark restaurants. There are now different colors of light that make a tremendous difference for people with specific eye conditions. For example, a yellowish light can often help people with diabetes while a bright white light is often best for people with glaucoma.