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The 5 Best Pupilometers

A pupilometer or pd meter is designed to accurately measure pupillary distance.  Most commonly it is utilized for eyeglass-fitting to ensure that the eyeglass lenses are properly centered on the visual axis. A confusion regarding pupilometers is that they refer to two different types of tools, one that will measure the distance between pupils, and the […]

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The 5 Best Massage Therapy Classes Online [Ranked]

In this post, we examine five of the best-selling Udemy massage courses.  These classes will not provide you certification, but are useful educational resources that do provide certificates of completion. Each state has different certification requirements- so be sure to do some research if you’re trying to become a licensed practitioner.   For more information about certification, check […]

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The 5 Best Calendar Clocks [Ranked]

Calendar Clocks For the Elderly

Calendar clocks are fantastic tools for people suffering from cognitive impairments, memory loss, impaired vision and for the elderly in general (Source). They reduce an individuals’ anxiety and help caregivers to stick to comfortingly dependable schedules. Calendar clocks for elderly or impaired individuals will prominently display the time, month, day and date (Source). Many of […]

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The 5 Best Portable Video Magnifiers [Ranked]

Portable Video Magnifiers

Portable video magnifiers are great vision aids for people with macular degeneration and other low vision impairments. They provide a handy way to magnify newspaper text, menus, maps, recipes as well as prescription medication labels. The ViSee 4.3″ is our favorite of the bunch on the market today. It comes with A large 4.3 inch LCD display screen […]

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The 5 Best Hernia Belts [Ranked]

In this post, we examined 5 of the best-selling hernia belts.  A hernia is a term describing tissue — such as the intestine — that protrudes through the muscles in the abdomen. A hernia belt supports the muscle and keeps the tissue from protruding. This provides pain relief and comfort to the patient dealing with […]

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The 5 Best CPAP Cleaners [Ranked]

If you have a CPAP machine, you’ve got to keep it clean. Proper maintenance is required to ensure that this magical gadget continues to function properly. (The SoClean 2 is our favorite snore machine cleaner- scroll down for a video review.) This is because the hoses, tubing and masks are a prime breeding ground for bacteria and […]

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The 5 Best Posture Correctors

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Posture correctors are designed to reeducate and retrain your back’s musculature to help you develop and maintain a healthier and upright position (Source). Men and women say that these posture corrector/back brace combos provide a gentle reminder to fix their posture. Whether it’s to snap out of a slouch, unroll their compressed shoulders, or erect a […]

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The 5 Best Braille Watches

Braille Watches

Braille watches are adapted timepieces that enable the visually impaired and blind to tell time (Source).  These watches for the blind feature tactile embossments on the dial that help sight impaired users tell time, so it’s not technically ‘braille’ (Source).  The tactile markings are commonly configured so that the 3, 6, and 9 hours are […]

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The 5 Best Dressing Sticks

Dressing sticks are designed to make it easier for you to get dressed if you suffer from mobility limitations (especially post-surgery) or if you or a loved one lack the use of a hand or or arm (Source). Generally, they’re wooden or plastic sticks with different shaped hooks on either end to help you pull on […]

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The 5 Best Sock Aid Kits

Sock aids are adaptive dressing equipment designed to help you pull on socks or stockings if your mobility is temporarily or permanently disabled (Source). An added benefit is that it helps disabled or elderly individuals retain their independence.  They are essentially ‘foot chutes’ that your sock slides over, allowing you to insert your foot inside, then pulling the […]

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