Rules Of Magnification.
- The higher the power of the benchtop
magnifier lens, the closer you must get to the object being viewed.
- As the power of a lens increases, the diameter of the lens
- Diopter is a term used
to determine the power(magnification)of a lens.
- The terms are sometimes confused.
- High power magnifiers, such as 8x must be held steady or else they will be out of focus.
Do I need a bench magnifier with light?
Magnifiers decrease light transmission Either provide your own adequate lighting or select a bench light with magnifying
Benchtop magnifiers are
available with either LED or a fluorescent light source.
Types of workbench magnifiers:
Clamp-on Bench Magnifier:
This type of bench magnifier will clamp on to the edge of your workbench, desk
Table Top or Desktop Bench Magnifier: This type
of bench magnifier sits on your workbench, table or desk.
Free Standing Floor Bench
Magnifying Glass-:Stand alone workbench magnifying glass with floor base.
Wearable Bench Magnifying Glasses: Headband magnifiers
and clip on magnifiers for workbench applications
Bench magnifier, bench magnifying glass, benchtop magnifier, workbench
magnifying glass, magnifying bench lamp
and shop magnifying glass are the same type magnifier
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.