Age Related Macular Degeneration (ARMD) is a major cause of visual impairment in elderly patients. Two forms of ARMD are found, namely ‘dry’ and ‘wet’ macular degeneration and both forms result in the loss of a person’s central vision due to damage that occurs in the macula (central retina).

Macular degeneration can make it difficult or impossible to read or recognize faces, although enough peripheral vision remains to allow other activities of daily life.

Although it is not possible with today’s medical technology to restore the central vision of a person with macular degeneration there are many optical and electronic devices available to aid such a person visually with day to day activities. One such a device available from us is the Maggie Electronic Magnifier.

Maggie electronic magnifier for people with Macular Degeneration

Maggie electronic magnifier for people with Macular Degeneration

The Maggie-MD is a sleek, credit card sized electronic magnifier. With 3.5 hours of battery time, you could find yourself reading for days without need to re-charge. When it is time to recharge, use any wall socket or even a computer or anything else with a USB port.

Additionally, and especially for those with Macular Degeneration, the Maggie-MD provides white text on a black background for reduced glare.


  • Full Colour
  • Black on White
  • White on Black
  • 3inch Wide Screen LCD
  • Four levels of magnification – 4X, 6X, 8X, 11X
  • Two bright LED’s for use in dim lighting conditions
  • Image free for close up review
  • Actual credit card size for amazing convenience

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