Events

Freedom Scientific and Optelec Join Forces in Assistive Technology Merger

November 16, 2015: Freedom Scientific and Optelec announced today that the two companies have merged to create the world’s largest assistive technology provider for the visually impaired.

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Travel the world with the Traveller HD

November 9, 2015: The Traveller HD is your ideal lightweight reading companion. With this video magnifier, you can comfortably read letters, newspapers and other materials. And the best thing is that you can take it anywhere you want! It weighs  only  4.3 lbs,  can easily be folded and packed, so you can take it with you anywhere you go. Use it at home, at the office, at school or… on  vacation! 

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Come out and Celebrate ”Make a Difference Day”!

October 23, 2015: Tomorrow is "National Make A Difference Day". Every year on the fourth Saturday in October, millions of volunteers come together to improve the lives of others.

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White Cane Safety Day

October 15, 2015: Today is White Cane Safety Day. Every year on the 15th of October, we celebrate the achievements of people who are blind and stress the importance of the white cane.

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World Sight Day 2015: Eye Care For All

October 8, 2015: Today is "World Sight Day", the day we take a moment to think about our eyes. Worldwide, there are about 285 million people who live with a visual impairment, and this number is steadily increasing as the world population gets older. Fortunately, most vision problems can be treated or prevented.

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Optelec Introduces the Traveller HD for Reading without Limitations

September 30, 2015: Optelec, U.S. has launched the Traveller HD, a video magnifier with a novel design hereby creating a new product category on the low vision market. Combining elements never before seen in a portable video magnifier, the Traveller HD integrates a unique Slide & Read mechanism that allows for an effortless, natural and more intuitive reding experience for visually impaired people.

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Sight Savers America supports school children with low vision in Atlanta

June 17, 2015: Since 1997 Sight Savers America has been assisting children with low vision and is helping them to achieve their best in school and in their lives despite their challenges. They have provided over 375,000 children with eye care and over 1,200 children with low vision aids. Over the last few years Optelec has partnered with Sight Savers America to provide free electronic video magnifiers.

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Sight Savers’ offer help to children with vision impairments

Homework might have just gotten a little easier for children with significant visual impairments, due to a gift of electronic and magnification equipment.

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Optelec supports FORCE in Africa

In Africa, the number of visually impaired people is growing because of sickness, poverty and lack of knowledge about eye conditions and how to handle them. Just like Optelec, Force aims to provide blind and visually impaired children and adults with tools so they can read and learn. We support their mission and have donated FarViews to the Illulaschool, so these children have better access to education and get the chance to learn and build an independent living.

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Celebrating 40 years of Optelec

It has been 40 years since we started to develop products for the blind and visually impaired. We are very proud of this milestone!

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