Top Questions to Ask Before Buying Vision Aids

Are you in discomfort because of degenerative eyesight or other eye diseases like macular degeneration, glaucoma and cataract? Are you unable to see things clearly and are frustrated with changing your vision aids frequently? Then wearable vision aid technology is the solution for you!

Magnifying glass, glasses, book.
A magnifying glass is a low vision aid. It works for magnification, but it is pretty limited.

Yes, it is not easy to switch to wearable vision aid technology. Because “learning to see” might feel a little strange. However, it is a revolutionary solution because, well, it just works! Moreover, conventional vision aids will eventually exhaust your financial resources in the long run when you have an eye condition that changes your vision rapidly. You should have a solution that adapts to you and not the other way around.

If you are in the market to buy vision aids, you will likely be bombarded with numerous products all claiming to be the cream of the crop! So, how can you decide which vision aid is the best one for you? To make things more difficult, many of the features would likely be similar.

So, let us walk through 3 different categories of questions that you have to put forward before investing in a pair of high-quality vision aids.

  1. Technical questions
  2. Accessibility questions
  3. Compatibility questions

1.   Technical Questions

Technical questions are those that dig deeper into the products’ technicalities like certifications, warranty and more. Here are some questions you can ask.

Be sure to do research and ask technical questions to ensure the vision aid will suit your needs!

What is the Life of the Vision Aids?

We know that vision aids like Vision Buddy can be a large investment. So, it's important to make sure that they will last for a long time. 

Check if the product has any warranty or if the company offers any guarantee on how long the product will last you. Vision Buddy offers 1 year for free!

Also, make note of how long the product will last each day. Vision aids should have ample battery life for comfortable and hassle-free everyday use. Vision Buddy does this and is easy to charge with the magnetic cables given. 

2.   Accessibility Questions

Accessibility questions refer to how easily the device is accessible in different real-world scenarios. These questions ponder upon the device’s size, build, design and more.

Is the Device Portable?

Portability is extremely crucial in the case of vision aids. Do not invest in vision aids that do not come with proper carrying cases and the ones that are not wireless.

Wires are a lot of hassle. This is especially true if you have poor eyesight. Firstly, you will have to struggle to reach for the port to plug in every time. Then, the movement of your head would also be very much restricted due to the wires.

Premium quality vision aids, like Vision Buddy, come with magnetic connectors and also function wirelessly when not charging.

Is the Device Intuitive to Use?

Another question you can ask is if the device can be used intuitively. A lot of the mediocre wearable technology devices are very difficult to use for first-timers.

Firstly, the instruction manual is either not available or is not reader-friendly.

Secondly, there are way too many knobs and buttons for the average joe to get the hang of the device. This can cause a lot of intimidation.

Vision Buddy, on the other hand, has a very minimalistic look with very few buttons that anybody can operate without having to take off the device from their heads! So, you will not feel awkward when you use it for the first time and also learn everything about the device very quickly. The reader-friendly instruction manual is an added benefit!

Vision Buddy Quick Start Guide

We designed our User Guide which is provided in every Vision Buddy order to be easy to understand.

Can Anybody Use the Product?

The product should be designed and built such that it can be used by anybody regardless of their background. We at Vision Buddy have kept accessibility in mind and have worked to make our product as easy to use as possible.

3.   Compatibility Questions

Compatibility questions address how well the device can go with other devices and also with people of different demographics. Below are some questions you can touch upon.

Will the Device Be Compatible with Other Popular Devices and Accessories?

Your vision aid should be easily compatible with the most popular devices and accessories that are out there in the real world.

For example, the vision aids from Vision Buddy are compatible with any cable or TV operator including Comcast, Cox and Apple TV. All you need is an HDMI cable and a streamer box, both of which come along with your Vision Buddy purchase!

Watch Netflix with Vision Buddy

You can watch Netflix shows with Vision Buddy!


Questions like these will help you differentiate and filter out the mediocre vision aids from the premium ones. If you are still in doubt then you can choose to do one of two things to be on the safer side; ask more questions and dig deeper, or simply buy your Vision Buddy vision aid today!

Black Vision Buddy headset
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