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Is there such thing as a magnifying glass for games?

Dad loves playing video games with the grandkids. I want to get him a hand held system, is it possible to find magnifying screens so he can see it better?
Status: Open    Jan 29, 2015 - 01:57 PM


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Feb 17, 2015 - 09:16 AM

Neuroscientists have been investigating whether older adults who play video games (particularly strategy-based games) are able to ward off some amount of cognitive decline. Though no conclusive evidence can be found as of yet, it does appear that a certain population of game-playing seniors enjoy both a sense of tech-mastery and the socialization some games offer.

Purchasing an iPod Touch for your father may be an option as this mobile device would enable him to choose from a variety of games he can play either by himself or with other people online. In terms of a magnifier for this device, you can search stores that sell low-vision products. An example would be the iPod Blackberry 2x Portable Small Screen Magnifier.
. Using a stylus to navigate the touch screen would be helpful as well.

Visit American Federation for the Blind website to find good resources for seniors with vision challenges.


Mar 07, 2015 - 02:22 PM

I use a magnifying glass for my cross stitch that has a string around my neck and the magnifier sits on my chest. I also use it frequently for taking splinters out of me and one needs to hold the magnifying glass steady. You can get it at Joann Fabric.

Mar 08, 2015 - 04:26 PM

I use a laptop pc to play games online or downloads. The settings on my laptop have been changed to make the print larger. I play at and they now have full screen for many of their games. This makes them large enough for us seniors to easily see them to play. Everyone I know uses the full screen option there and loves it.
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