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Choosing A Hand Held Magnifying Glass

Choosing A Hand Held Magnifying Glass For Reading Books, Newspapers, Maps And Blueprints. 


When you are having trouble viewing print or objects it may be time for a hand magnifier.

Hand held magnifiers are inexpensive portable and their is large selection to choose from.


Why you may need a hand magnifier.

As you enter middle age your near vision acuity changes and you have trouble reading small print 

This condition is called presbyopia

A hand magnifying glass is also helpful for vision impaired eye conditions such as: 

macular degeneration,




What you should consider in a hand held magnifying glass.  

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).
  • The high power magnifier may not be the best magnifier for you.  
  • For best hand held magnifying glass results wear  you glasses.


Rules Of Magnification.   

  • The higher the power of the lens, the closer you must get to the object being viewed.
  • 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 are sometimes confused.
  • High power magnifiers, such as 8x must be held steady or else they will be out of focus.


Should I choose a hand held lighted magnifying glass? 


Magnification reduces light transmission.

A hand magnifying glass with light will provide a sharper and clearer image. 



Distortion free lenses.

The hand held magnifiers we have selected contain aspheric l;enses to prevent edge distortion. 



Ease of use. 

The hand magnifiers below are ergonomically designed for comfort and for long duration use


The following magnifiers are considered moderate to high power magnifiers and are usually not available drug stores.

Telesight Magnifiers Inc recommends following magnifiers because of their high quality optics.




hand held reading magnifier



5X Large Reading Magnifier For Books, Newspapers 

  • 5x lighted reading magnifying glass for newspapers and maps 
  • Distortion free 
  • Lens Size: 2.5 Inches
  • Excellent  well balanced lighted hand held magnifier for maps and books

        $16.95    Click for details






hand held magnifying glass with light-hand held lighted magnifier

5X Hand Held Lighted Magnifying Glass For Reading Books 

  • 5X lighted hand held magnifying glass for reading books, newspapers and maps 
  •  Compact slide-out portable hand held lighted magnifying glass with a protective plastic sleeve and a built-in bright LED light
  • Distortion free aspheric lens        

         $13.95  Click for details





hand held magnifier glass


 4X Lighted Hand Held Magnifying Glass For Reading 

  • This  3" large hand held magnifying glass for reading books offers an unbreakable scratch-resistant lens
  • Distortion free aspheric lens
  • Light weight and comfortable to hold
  • Led bright light  

           $16.95  Click for details






                                7X- Strong Hand Held Magnifying Glass With Light Reading 


handheld magnifying glass

  •  7x hand held lighted magnifying glass for reading books, maps, blueprints 
  •  Strongest compact magnifier we offer for reading small print
  •  Powerful  hand held magnifying glass with led light 
  •  Aspheric distortion free lens  1-1/2" lens size 

         $10.95  Click for details



hand held magnifier


2x Large Hand Lighted Magnifying Glass -5 Inch Lens

  • This 2x large hand held lighted magnifying glass for reading 
  • Unbreakable, scratch-resistant 5" lens
  • Led lighted-Very bright 
  • Excellent for reading small print on contracts, maps, phone books, stamps, stock listings, etc.

       $23.95   Click for details


Hand Held Magnifiers For Visually Impaired-Hand Held Magnify Glass For Low Vision

The lighted hand held magnifiers listed below are high powered for use as low vision magnifiers.
  • Led lighted with soft white light
  • Ergonomically correct for comfortable use
  • Aspheric lens edge distortion free
  • Portable


Aspheric Hand Held Lighted Magnifiers 

 magnifiers visually impaired/3.5x hand held3.5X  $26.95                     magnifiers visually impaired 4x hand held lighted aspheric magnifier.jpg8X  $24.95    


 Stand Aspheric Lighted Magnifiers

      led lighted deluxe aspheric low vision  magnifier.jpg4X  $29.95       5X  $29.95                 10X  $29.95





Magnifier Information 

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 that causes problems not fixable by usual means, such as glasses or medication. Our low vision magnifiers can be of help. 


Rules Of Magnification.   

  • The higher the power of the lens, the closer you must get to the object being viewed.
  • 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. .
  • High power magnifiers such as 8x must be held steady or else they will be out of focus.