Paths to Literacy

for students who are blind or visually impaired

Monocular and Magnifier Training Documents

Two boys use monoculars outside

By Cindy Bachofer and Chris Tabb

This set of tools is designed for teachers of the visually impaired (TVIs) and Certified Orientation and Mobility Specialists (COMS) to use when training students with Low Vision to use monoculars and magnifiers.  The documents can be used for support, documentation, and reinforcement of skills in teaching students to use these Low Vision devices.


The documents include:

Instructions for Completing the Optical Device Training Record


Magnifier Training Record


Monocular (telescope) Training Record


A record of calculated scores for device training


Collage for Monocular and Magnifier training

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