Bioptic telescopes are eyeglasses which contain miniature telescopes. They can help individuals who have a visual impairment (low vision) see more clearly for a full range of visual activities– to help them see better far away, at midrange and even close-up.


Bioptic telescopes attach to regular eyeglasses and can be prescribed for one or both eyes. Just like binoculars, they make images larger and, as a result, easier to see.  For example, if an individual can only see clearly up to five feet away, a 4x-power Ocutech bioptic telescope will let them see as far as 20 feet away!


Bioptic telescopes can help eligible visually impaired individuals obtain a driver’s license.


Ocutech’s Bioptic telescopic glasses can help visually impaired individuals with the following conditions:

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration– involves damage to the macula causing blurry central vision making small print, fine detail and faces and TV difficult to see. There are two versions– dry and wet.
  • Glaucoma-a progressive eye disease caused by damage to the optic nerve, which leads to visual field loss.
  • Ocular Albinism– an eye condition that reduces the pigment in the eye (and skin) that causes a reduction in clear vision, light sensitivity, and is often accompanied by astigmatism, nystagmus, and sometimes a turned eye.
  • Optic Atrophy– is due to loss of optic nerve fibers and causes a reduction of either central or peripheral vision.
  • Nystagmus– an ocular condition that causes involuntary eye movement and is accompanied by reduced central vision.
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa– a congenital, genetic disease affecting the retina that causes gradual decline in side vision, night vision and eventually visual acuity
  • Stargardt’s Disease– a genetic retinal disorder that affects the macula gradually reducing central vision. It often occurs in younger individuals.
  • Diabetic Retinopathy – Diabetes can damage the blood vessels in the retina which can lead to hemorrhaging and swelling that can cause reduction in clear vision.
  • Coloboma– a congenital eye condition where the ocular tissues do not develop normally.
  • There are many other eye injuries and eye conditions that may result in low vision. Vision aids like Ocutech bioptic telescopes can offer individuals with visual impairments better vision, leading to greater opportunities and more engagement with their world.

For more information on how Ocutech bioptic telescopes can help you, please contact our office at 905-389-4201 or email .

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