About Us - Edward Marcus Limited

About Us

Support for people with sight loss

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Established in 1945 Edward Marcus Ltd is the UK's premier specialist  distributor of Magnifiers and Low Vision Aids. Based in an office and shop in Woodlands, Doncaster. With over 74 years of experience our team endeavour to provide the best possible personal service and look forward to helping you find the correct items for your needs.

 

In addition to our shop and mail order service, which is open to the public, we also supply Optometrists, Opticians, Hospitals, Low Vision Schemes (including Low Vision Wales), The RNIB, Associations, Schools, Colleges and Industry with the best selection of Magnifiers and Low Vision Aids from the world's leading manufacturers.

 

We are pleased to be a UK and Ireland Master Distributor for COIL magnifiers and low vision aids, and stockists of Eschenbach, Schwiezer, The Daylight Company, Royal National Institute for the Blind products, Specwell, UltaOptix, Peak Loupes, Noir Medical Technologies, VIP Diaries and many more.

 

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Text Box: Phone: 01302 722979
International +441302 722979
Email:  sales@edwardmarcus.co.uk 

298 Great North Road, Woodlands, Doncaster DN6 7HN

Registered in Llandudno in 1945 
by Edward Marcus Company number  395365

Explaining Sight Loss:

 

Low vision (visual impairment) is when your sight can't be corrected with glasses or contact lenses, or by any medical or surgical treatment.

 

Low vision is more common in older people. The most common cause is age-related macular degeneration (AMD).

 

While low vision can't be cured, there's plenty of support available to help you carry on living a full life.

 

Signs of vision loss

 

Any sight loss should be checked by an optometrist. Signs that you need to seek help include:

 

    colours look a bit washed out

 

    you're finding it difficult to judge the depth of steps or kerbs

 

    straight lines look wobbly (this is a sign of AMD)

 

    you find it hard to read, even with glasses or contact lenses

 

    difficulty driving at night

 

It's important not to simply wait for these signs to appear.

 

Ideally you should see an optometrist about every two years.

 

Lots of people are entitled to free eye tests, so ask your optician if you are eligible for free eye care.

What NHS support is available for low vision?

 

A visit to the opticians is a good place to start. If they find a problem, you'll be referred to hospital to see an ophthalmologist (eye doctor).

 

Your GP will be kept informed, and will give you extra support and advice if you need it.

 

If the eye doctor finds that your vision can't be improved by glasses or contact lenses, or medical or surgical treatment, you may be referred to a low-vision clinic.

 

At the clinic, staff can advise you about managing at home, getting out and about and help with reading and writing.

 

They will also assess you to see if you are eligible to be registered as partially sighted or blind.

 

To qualify for partial sight or blind certification you must have loss of vision in both eyes, not just one eye.

 

Being told you have low vision can be a shock, but help is available from your eye clinic, GP and organisations like the RNIB.

Picture showing the exterior of our Lowvision shop in Woodlands, Doncaster.