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Choosing A Headband Magnifier Buying Guide

Choosing A Headband Magnifier Buying Guide For Crafts, Reading And All Close Work


A headband magnifier consists of a 2 prismatic lens that are mounted on a visor that is worn on the head. Headband magnifiers provide more magnification then ordinary glasses and allow for hands free use. 

Headband magnifying glasses are used for reading, hobbies and crafts, woodworking, woodcarving, jewelry making, jewellery repair and many industrial applications such electronic assembly and inspection. Our headband magnifiers are comfortable to wear for long periods of time and prevent  eye strainFor best headband magnifier results wear your glasses.


Attributes Of A Quality Headband Magnifier 

Light weight: A head magnifier that is to heavy will be uncomfortable.


Adjustable headband: The headband magnifying glass should be adjustable for a good fit.


Padded headband: Select a magnifying headband that is padded for comfort.


Lighted headband: If your lighting conditions are poor a headband magnifier with light is advisable. Our headband magnifiers are led lighted and can be removed from the visor.


Wear with your glasses. All of our headband magnifier can be worn with glasses.


Flip up-Flip Down: Most of our magnifiers will flip up and out of the way when magnification is not required.


Coated lenses: Coated lenses will protect the lenses from scratches, mars and abrasions and reduce glare. We have several models that offer coated lenses.


What Features Do I Need?

Multiple lenses: Many of our headband binocular magnifiers are available with multiple interchangeable power lenses that provides different magnifications for different tasks.  


What power do I need? Select a magnifier headband that provides a magnification power that suits your needs at a comfortable work distance. A very high power may result in an uncomfortable short work distance. If you are unsure of your headband magnifying glass needs, select headband magnifying glasses with multiple powers. 


Do I need a lighted headband magnifier? A headband magnifier with light provides a sharper and clearer image then a non-lighted magnifier headband. Our led headband magnifier models provide a soft white led light to ease eye fatigue.


Do I need a headband magnifier with multiple lenses?  If you are unsure of the power you need or you have a need for more then one power then a magnifying headband with extra lenses is advisable.


 Rules Of Magnification.   

  • The higher the power of the lens, the closer you must get to the object being viewed and the smaller the field of view.
  • As the power of a lens increases the diameter of the lens decreases.
  • Diopter is a term used to determine the power(magnification}of a lens. The terms power(X) Diopter(D) are sometimes confused.
  • High power magnifiers such  3X must be held steady or else they will be out of focus


Headband magnifiers are also known as jewelers headband magnifier, head magnifier, head-strap magnifier, headset magnifier, binocular magnifier, head mounted magnifier, magnifying headset and magnifying visor. They are all the same magnifiers.


Recommended Headband Magnifiers 

 The headband magnifiers and head magnifying glasses shown below are well made and distortion free.


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  Headband Magnifier With Light & 4 Powers    

  • Multi-Coated Acrylic Lens
  •  Magnification: 1.7x, 2x, 2.5x, 3.5x
  •  4 piece interchangeable lenses
  •  Comfortable to wear
  •  Economical led headband magnifier with light
  • Wear with your glasses   



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 Headband Magnifying Glass-1 Power   

  •  Coated Lenses-Made In U.S.A.
  •  Single Plate: Choose from 3 powers. 1.75x, 2.25x, 2.75x
  • Padded adjustable headband
  • Flips up
  • Wear with your glasses 




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 Jewelers Headband Magnifier  - 2 Powers  

  • Coated Lenses-Made In U.S.A.
  •  Your Choice:
     Lens Set #1:  1.75X-2.25X
     Lens Set #2:  2.25X-2.75X 
  •  Adjustable padded headband for comfort
  • Wear with your glasses 
  • Light weight 



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Headband Magnifier - 3 Powers 

  • Coated Lenses-Made In U.S.A.
  • The Sight-Booster Deluxe Kit comes with 3 lens plates that
  • Flips-up when magnification is not required 
  • Padded adjustable headband for comfort
  • Light weight and can be worn with your glasses  



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Jewelers Headband Magnifier With Light -3 Powers  

  •  Coated Lenses-Made In U.S. A.
  •  LED lighted with removable light
  •  Jewelers headband magnifier for jewelry making and jewelry repair 
  • Three coated magnifier lens plates. 1.75X-2.25X-2.75X
  • Adjustable padded headband
  • Flips up when magnification is not required
  • Can be worn with glasses 



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  Lite-Site Head Mounted Magnifying Glasses 1 Power Plate    


  •  Coated Lenses-Made In U.S. A.
  • Single Plate: Choose from 3 powers. 1.75x,2.25x,2.75x
  • Light weight and comfortable to wear
  • Excellent for sewing, knitting, beading and needlework 
  • Hard coated lenses protect against scratches and reduce glare
  • Adjustable padded headband 




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Lite-Site Head Mounted Magnifying Glasses-3 Lens Powers 


  •  Coated Lenses-Made In U.S. A.
  • 3 Lens Plates
  • Light weight head mounted magnifying glasses 
  • Comes with 3 hard coated lens plates (1.75X, 2.25X, 2.75X).
  • Excellent for sewing, knitting, beading and needlework.
  • The magnifying headband magnifier may be worn with eyeglasses.  



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 Replacement Lens Plates For Head Mounted Magnifying Glass

Coated Lens Plates Made In U,S.A.

Our lens headband magnifier plates are opthalmic quality and are hard coated for scratch, mar, and glare reduction.

The lens coating also provides a brighter picture.

The plates will fit our Sight-Booster magnifying visor models as well as Optivisor®


P-3   1.75X  @  14"
P-5   2.25X  @  10"
P-7   2.75x  @   -8"

 Head Magnifying Glasses Telesight Magnifiers
  • Light weight
  • Coated lenses
  • Made in U.S.A 
  • All models flip up 
  • Used for reading, hobbies, crafts jewelry making, jewelry repair and industrial applications


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Telesight Half Frame Magnifier

The Telesight Magnifier is ideal as a low vision magnifier, reading magnifier, crafts magnifier and is well known to the jewelry industry. 

Made in U.S.A.

TLA-42   1.50X  @ 20IN. $39.00
TLA-43   1.75X  @ 14IN. $39.00
TLA-44   2.00X @ 10IN.  $39.00
TLA-45   2.25X  @   8IN. $39.00 
TLA-46   2.50X  @   6IN. $39.00
TLA-48   3.00X @    5IN. $42.00

All distances-unaided eye.
In production since 1955.  


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Telesight Full Frame Magnifier

The Telesight full frame magnifier allows you to have your RX inserted into our opthalmic quality frame and will give you without eyestrain due to precision opthalmic prismatic lenses.

Made in U.S.A.
TLB-32   1.50X  @ 20IN.  $39.00
TLB-33   1.75X  @ 14IN.  $39.00
TLB-34   2.00X @  10IN.  $39.00
TLB-35   2.25X  @   8IN.  $39.00 
TLB-36   2.50X @    6IN.  $39.00
TLB-38   3.00X @    5IN.  $42.00

All distances-unaided eye.

In production since 1955 



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 Telesight Clip-On Magnifier

The Telesight Clip-On Magnifier is light weight with optical quality prismatic coated lenses.

Made in U.S.A.
TLC-22   1.50X  @ 20IN  $39.00
TLC-23   1.75X  @  14IN  $39.00
TLC-24   2.00X @ 10IN  $39.00
TLC-25   2.25X  @   8IN  $39.00 
TLC-26   2.50X  @   6IN  $39.00
TLC-28   3.00X.@   5IN  $42.00

All distances-unaided eye

In production since 1955  



Clip-on Head Magnifying Glasses

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Clip & Flip Clip-On Head Magnifying Glasses 

  • Flip-up clip-on head magnifying glasses that turns any pair of regular glasses into "flip-down" clip-on reading and craft magnifiers
  • Available in three powers. 
  • Head magnifying glasses comes with pouch







  Clip-on Head Magnifying Glasses-4 Powers


  • Clip-on head wearing magnifier easily attach to your glasses  
  • 4 different lenses included: 1.7X, 2.0X, 2.5X and 3.0X 
  • Head worn magnifier flips-up when magnification is not needed


Headband Magnifier Information 

Magnifier glass power and work distance: Select magnifiers with a power that will allow you to perform your task at a comfortable distance. The higher the power of the magnifier the shorter the focal range(work distance) and the smaller the field of view. The high power magnifier may not be the best magnifier for you. Our large magnifier selection can help those with presbyopia  and macular degeneration.


Field Of View: The size of the area being magnified when viewing through a magnifying lens. The higher the power of the  magnifier the smaller the field of view.


Diopter: Diopter is a measurement that is used to calculate the power of a magnifying lens. The higher diopter will provide higher magnification. Diopter is expressed as "D".


Power: Power is how large an object or print increases as you look through a lens. Magnifying power is expressed as "X".


Focal Length:  Measurement from the center of the lens to to the object and be in focus. 


Focal Range: The distance from the magnifying lens to the object being viewed.


Fresnel Magnifier: A flat magnifier consisting of concentric circles that can be a full page reading magnifier. 


Visual impairment (or vision impairment) is a decreased ability to see to a degree that causes problems not fixable by usual means, such as glasses or medication. Our low vision magnifiers can be of help.