Looking for comments about the Jordy low vision system

Discussion in 'Eye-Care' started by seversont, Aug 19, 2008.

  1. seversont

    seversont Guest

    My mother can use some help with her vision. She is 95 years old and
    can no longer do many activities. She always enjoyed reading the
    newspaper but due to poor vision she can only read the headlines. Her
    vision seems OK when she uses her walker to move around the facility
    where she is staying.

    She has diabetes which contributes to her vision problems. Cataract
    eye surgery on one eye last year did not improve her vision and her
    doctors do not suggest another surgery at her age. When I drive mom
    around town she can still read the large print on business store
    fronts but has no chance of reading street signs. She does comment
    about the lovely flower beds she can see when we drive.

    I would love to find something that can make it easier for her to
    read.

    I saw on the craiglist in my area a couple of Jordy low vision systems
    for sale. The more expensive system is the Jordy 2 which looks "gold"
    in color on my PC screen. I believe the Jordy 2 is the newest model
    available.

    The other system is a "gray" color and I believe is an older model of
    the Jordy system. The price of the "gray" model is about half the
    price of the newer Jordy 2 (gold) model.

    Can anyone tell me if the older "gray" model is still a good system or
    is the newer Jordy 2 "gold" model the only one I should consider?

    I expect we would set up the Jordy to act like a camera and project a
    newspaper on to monitor for reading. The Jordy does have the other
    options for viewing an object.

    I appreciate any comments, opinions or suggestions you have on this
    topic. Thank you.
     
    seversont, Aug 19, 2008
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  2. seversont

    Dr Judy Guest

    These systems require extensive training for the patient to learn how
    to use them. Do not purchase a used system from Craig's List as no
    training will be available.

    Take your mother to a Low Vision Clinic, ask her eye doctor to
    recommend one or search on the link below. They will have the various
    Jordy models as well as other less expensive and easier to use systems
    including closed circuit TV reading systems. Your mother will be
    assessed and suitable systems will be suggested based on her level of
    vision and her needs. Systems will be demonstrated and you may be
    able to try out a loaner system before committing to purchase.
    Depending on where you live, some of the cost may be subsidized.
    Finally, your mother will receive training on use of the system and
    will have follow up support.

    http://www.afb.org/ProdBrowseCatResults.asp?CatID=53
    http://www.lighthouse.org/

    Dr Judy
     
    Dr Judy, Aug 20, 2008
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