Events

Optelec supports FORCE in Africa

May 13, 2015: 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

February 19, 2015: 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?

February 11, 2015: 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

January 14, 2015: 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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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 introduces the new Optelec ClearView C

September 1, 2014: The new Optelec ClearView C is a unique desktop video magnifier for people with low vision. It is designed for people who need magnification to read or do their hobbies.

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Celebrating 25th Anniversary of Optelec in Germany

August 26, 2014: Last month, the German Optelec office celebrated its 25th birthday. 

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World Glaucoma Week 2014

March 9, 2014: From the 9th until the 15th of March, the World Glaucoma Week takes place. This event is held every year to increase awareness about the eye disease glaucoma.

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Get Sight, Give Sight! - In the finish

June 1, 2013: In June, we are entering the final month of the Get Sight, Give Sight! initiative. This will be the last month when purchasing an Optelec video magnifier will sponsor projects by Focus on Vision in Africa.

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Bridging the distance issue of viewing the Blackboard

May 22, 2013: Barrierbreak, Optelec's official distributor in India published a case study on Shubhi Shadiza's story. Shubhi is a student with low vision at the St. Xavier’s College in Mumbai. As a part of an experiment, a video magnifier was introduced to Shubhi. She explains her experiences.

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