Magnifier Assessments

A Selection of MagnifiersThere are a wide range of different types of magnifiers available and what may suit one person may not necessarily suit another. To ensure that you get the best magnifier to meet your needs we carry out a 60 minute one-to-one assessment, this gives you time to try out different types of magnifiers and receive information on how best to use your magnifier.

When attending your magnifier assessment please bring with you your:-

  • Samples of the type of documents you'd like to read ie magazines, books, letters etc (we don't recommend that you bring a newspaper)
  • Any existing magnifier that you are currently use
  • Any glasses that you use for reading

To book a magnifier assessment please contact our Helpline or call into our Registered Office, 1 Albert Street, Keighley (please check our opening times). Although appointments are undertaken at the Sight Centre, visitors are asked to report to the Registered Office where a team member will be waiting. There is NO reception facilities at the Sight Centre.

To learn more about what a magnifier assessment involves, read our article on What does a magnifier assessment mean?

Demonstration equipment in not available for loan and unfortunately there in no outreach service.

Please Note: We are unable to carry out magnifier assessments during normal visits to the shop.  It is important that you specify you require a magnifier assessment so that we can ensure an appropriate team member is available.

Shop purchases can be made by cash or cheque (cheques made payable to sight airedale). We are unable to accept Debit Credit/Card payments


Eligibility Criteria

To access this service you must be registered sight impaired/severely sight impaired or have a Letter of Visual Impairment (LVI) completed by your GP or Optometrist. To learn how to obtain a Letter of Visual Impairment (LVI), please read our eligibility criteria.

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