Thursday, 13 January 2011

A Geddes Reader for Macular Degeneration

There is an interesting article in this month's The Oldie by Jodi Cudlipp about macular degeneration of the eyes.

Macular degeneration can affect the eyes of anyone over the age of 55 years.

Whilst not painful it is a great lifechanger as reading becomes very difficult.

The interesting thing is that very little was achieved at overcoming this problem until two men met at a meeting of the Edinburgh Macular Degeneration Society.

One of the men, Les Geddes is a clever inventor and the other gentleman, George Kay is good at marketing.

In the past to overcome the problem A device called a CCTV had to be purchased. This item is very expensive.

Now Messrs Geddes and Kay have produced a reader which costs only £65.

The reason this product is much cheaper is that retired engineers are giving their services free.

It's a nice story how people can come together to solve a problem which is very pressing for others.

If interested you can get further information on 0131 258 6482 or email No I've no connection and I'm not getting commission!!

Joke for today:- A man goes to an optician and says he keeps seeing spots before his eyes. "Have you seen a doctor? ask the optician. No replied the man "just spots"

On this day:-13th January

In 1926 Wyatt Earp died.

In 1979 Concorde began regular flights to Washington and Dallas.

John F.Beaumont

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