The Equipment Centre is at Our Head Office in Eastleigh. We are able to offer individual information and advice which is tailored around you and your sight loss. We have an extensive range of low vision and everyday living equipment including hand held and digital magnifiers, TV Eye and CCTV, text to speech Clear Reader; OrCam –My Eye, writing aids; kitchen equipment; talking clocks and watches; lighting; boom boxes and bump-ons.
We are the only Equipment Centre in Hampshire able to provide an OrCam My Eye demonstration. OrCam My Eye is a revolutionary device which clips on to the arm of a pair of glasses. It can read text simply by pointing at it. It can also recognise products and people’s faces. We are also the only Equipment Centre in Hampshire to be able to demonstrate the text to speech Prodigi from Humanware.
Suppliers we work with include: Optima; Optelec; Enhanced Vision; Sight and Sound; Pamtrad; Professional Vision; Associated Optical, Humanware; RNIB; Cobolt; Synnaptic and OrCam.
Any products that we do not currently hold can be ordered for you.
If you are not able to get to our Eastleigh office, why not attend one of our Equipment and Information Days or requesting a home visit via our contact us page.
Equipment and Information Days
Open Sight’s Equipment and Information Days run several times a year across Hampshire. They are a great opportunity to come along and look at different and talk to the Open Sight team and Exhibitors who will be able to demonstrate magnification and daily living equipment. You will also be able to find out information and advice about other services available in your local area.
Exhibitors may include:
- Professional Vision
- The Torch Trust
- Associated Optical
- Computer Room Services
- The Macular Society
- Enhanced Vision
- Community Action Groups
- British Wireless for the Blind
- Talking News
- Sight and Sound
- Dolphin computer access
Visit our Upcoming Events page to find out when the next one will be held.
Equipment demonstrations at community groups
Our Equipment Demonstrators visit community groups and social clubs to demonstrate and sell a range of low vision and daily living equipment. If your community group would like a visit, please call us on 02380 646 380 or send a message via our Contact us page. To cover costs, community groups are asked to pay the mileage expenses of our demonstrators, currently 45p per mile.
Would you prefer to receive advice and information on products and benefits whilst in your own home? If so we are happy to arrange this for you. Please call us on 02380 64 12 44 or send a message via our contact us page and a member of the team will be in touch.