Low Vision Technology Center

Kellogg's Vision Technology Center is equipped with innovative technologies, devices, and adaptive techniques to help you make the most of your existing vision.

We will introduce you to handheld magnifiers to help you read the newspaper, closed-circuit television that produces enlarged images on a screen, and simple lighting adaptations for your home or office —all designed to help you make the most of your remaining vision and maximize independence in your daily life.

Here are some of the technologies you'll be able to try when you visit:

  • Optical Devices
    • Magnifiers
    • High plus prism glasses
    • Telescopes 
  • Electronic Devices
    • Closed Circuit TV (CCTV)
    • Mattingly Portable CCTV – can be used with a TV or computer monitor for near viewing
    • Topaz – Desktop CCTV for near viewing
    • Insight Desktop CCTV for near and distance viewing
    • Acrobat – Desktop CCTV for near and distance viewing
    • Transformer Portable CCTV for near and distance viewing (can be used on computer or TV)
    • The PocketViewer – Handheld portable CCTV for near viewing
    • Nook
  • Adaptive Devices
    • Large print books, newspapers, magazines, playing cards, and checks
    • Techniques such as writing and signing guides to highlight areas of interest
    • High contrast and large number telephones, thermostats, watches, and remote controls
    • Talking watches, timers, books, blood pressure, and blood sugar machines
    • Bold tipped markers for easy-to-read shopping and phone number lists
  • Other
    • ZoomText – software for computer magnification
    • Computer adaptations
    • USB plug adapters