Events

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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What does an electronic video magnifier bring to a child?

Optelec and Sight Savers America have partnered over the last few years to provide free MultiViews to children with low vision. We are proud to present the results of this collaborative effort and the video of a child whose life was dramatically improved.

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The Impact of Low Vision Aids on the Life of People with Vision Loss

Many studies have been conducted about how eye conditions can affect one's life and lifestyle. But what do we know about the effectiveness of low vision aids?

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One Name, One Brand, One Partner: ShopLowVision.com changes its name to Optelec

Optelec is pleased to announce that its professional subsidiary ShopLowVision.com will merge with Optelec U.S. Inc. and  will start operating under one company name, effective January 1st, 2015. 

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Optelec among the most innovative companies of the Netherlands

November 27, 2014: Optelec is selected by MT magazine as one of the 50 companies in the Netherlands that challenge the current status quo.

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Optelec Launches the ClearView C - A new desktop video magnifier featuring a modern and groundbreaking design

Developed to improve the reading experience for those affected by low vision, the unique design of the ClearView C provides more working space and helps users to read or view any material, enjoy hobbies or write without being restricted in movement.

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Joseph S. Chung Joins Optelec as Director of Sales, Western US

After 11 years with Eschenbach Optik of America, Joseph Chung will help drive Optelec's outreach campaigns and expand referral channels for increased low vision rehabilitation.

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Optelec & The Macula Vision Research Foundation Launch National Partnership

Optelec is excited to announce our new partnership with The Macula Vision Research Foundation (MVRF), a national nonprofit focused on funding research to find a cure for macular degeneration and other retinal diseases. 

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