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Hottest Low Vision Gifts 2019

Nov 27, 2019

Hottest Low Vision Gifts 2019

For OE’s most up to date gifts list go to: The Hottest Low Vision Gifts of 2020.


Great gifts come in many shapes, sizes and colors.  This year we’re even including some gifts that don’t cost anything, because the best things in life can actually be free.  The gift of empowerment, we know for a fact, is priceless!

OE Subscription – Free 

Sign someone you love up for monthly email updates of the best practical tips and most encouraging advice for living with vision loss.  And get them connected to the OE Patients Podcast, a must for listeners, available on OE, Apple Podcasts and Spotify. 

Sign up here:


Hand holding smartphone and using Aira app in supermarket.

Aira Quick Calls – Free 

Everyone with vision loss should know there are professional agents available to assist with all kinds of tasks that require less than 5 minutes.  Call for help reading cooking directions, setting a thermostat or appliance, confirming a location and more.

Read more: Aira Adds A Free Tier


Hadley Instructional Videos – Free

As close to a private instructor as you can get, for training on the use of Apple, Android and Microsoft accessibility features.



Blue Twenty-five dollar Apple gift card.

iTunes Gift Card – $25+

For people with vision loss Apple’s accessibility is top line, so the iTunes gift card is a crowd pleaser.  It can pay for Apple Books or add credit to fund a subscription to Apple Music, Apple TV or Apple News Plus.

Check out: Apple


Video magnifier machine

HumanWare Explore 5 magnifying bottle label.

Explorer 5 Magnifier – $749

This five inch video magnifier from HumanWare is perfect for a pocket.  A pricey and powerful (up to 22x) gift that will keep giving clarity to someone you love.

Check out: MaxiAids


Amazon Fire 7 tablet unboxed.

Fire Tablet with Alexa – $50+

The tablet with Alexa built in will read Kindle & Audible books aloud, just ask.

Read more: Alexa, Read My Book


Gray Google Home mini.

Google Home Mini – $50+

One is never enough, when it comes to the smartest of voice assistants.

Check out: Google


Large print playing cards

Box of large sized Bicycle playing cards on top with three cards below.

Large Print Playing Cards – $6

We love the easy reading whimsey of these larger than life playing cards.

Check out: Amazon


Graphic image of stand mirror in white on green background.

Magnifying Mirror – $9+

You don’t have to have low vision to love this gift.

Read more: Top 15 Best Magnifying Mirror Reviews of 2019 


For even more ideas, check out our Hottest Low Vision Gifts of 2018.


For comments, questions or feedback, email us, or connect on Facebook or Twitter. We would love to hear from you!

About the Author: Dorrie Rush

Dorrie Rush is the Chief Content Officer and Visual Accessibility Expert at Ophthalmic Edge Patients (OE Patients), an online resource, presented by the Association for Macular Diseases, providing practical information and empowering advice for living a full and successful life with vision loss.

She is the former Director of the Grunwald Technology Center and Information Resource Service at Lighthouse International 2001 to 2016. Dorrie is known to have an eccentric view, which is particularly useful in compensating for her central vision loss from Stargardt Disease.



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