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visual impairment products for food labels

Does anyone have any recommendations or news on products designed to help read food labels in supermarkets? I personally find the lettering often used on labels accompanied with the floursecent lighting often very glaring and difficult to read.

I've read a bit about pocket/wallet magnifiers online but haven't gone as far as a purchase yet.

I feel it should be the supermarket's responsibility to provide VIPs for those customers with poor eyesight - is anyone aware of any legislation that requires customer services departments to hold onto something like this? I know they ARE required by law to carry a lot of far more peculiar things!

Sorry to complain but I'm looking for a long-time problem that I'm sure doesn't only affect me!

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I have the cashiers read the labels for me. Or you can go to customer service. I have seen customers use special aids. What do you mean by VIP?
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VIPs = Visual Impairment Products...

What vision aids have you seen other customers using and in what shops? I'll have to ask at customer services to see what they have; I wonder if they're required to cater for this kind of problem?
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Our office believes in low vision services and products. There is an excellent catalog of low vision products called "Independent Living Aids, Inc"  you can get a catalog at 1 800 537 2118  or visit their web site at www. independentliving. com  

Most metropolitan areas have someone and MD or OD that does low visual aids analysis.

JCH II MD
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