Thursday, March 22, 2012

Another Interesting Portable Electronic Magnifier

Enhanced vision has launched Transformer, a portable USB magnifier that can be easily connected to a laptop, monitor or LCD. It has a 330 degree rotating camera which captures the image and reproduces the text on your device in your selected font/ background colour. It provides upto 30x magnification and 28 custom preselect colour modes.

Here is more information: 

Price is not listed on their website but I feel it will be expensive. All products by Enhanced Vision are unfortunately very expensive. 

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Using a white cane

I fell from stairs today. I wish I could use a cane. But in India, this is not an option. I would get mugged and I don't know what else if others know I'm vulnerable.

Mostly I don't have problems, but at night, I find it difficult to guage surface changes on road. I've not yet stopped running in the evening though. But I am thinking of moving my running schedule to early morning.

Another thing which has been bothering me off late is self-defense. If I can't see what is coming, difficult to defend myself. I'm going to check this weekend for any self-defense training course if available nearby. Worse case I will order a pepper spray. 

For those of you who can use a cane, here is a "how to" video on Cane Travel

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Ice-pick headaches

Does anyone else has eye-pick headaches? I get them 4-5 times in a year, a sharp sensation of pain descending from top of my head to my eyes. It just blinds me for few seconds and after that I'm okay.

I have noticed always a loss of vision after a series of these attacks. I'm yet not sure though if it is related to SD. Earlier I used to think it might be a result of hypertension. But I ma not hypertensive since past 1 year and yet I feel these attacks.

Do you experience something similar?