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  Telesight Magnifiers Inc.    

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 held magnifying glass.

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

Why you may need a hand held magnifying glass.

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 degenerationglaucoma  cataracts.

What you should consider in a hand held magnifying glass.  

Magnifier glass power and work distance:

  • Select  a hand held magnifying glass with a power that will allow you to perform your task at a comfortable distance. 
  •  The higher the power of the hand held magnifier the shorter the focal range(work distance).
  • The high power hand held magnifier may not be the best magnifier for you.  
  • For best hand held magnifying glass results wear your glasses. 

 

Rules Of Magnification.   

  • The higher the power of the hand held magnifying glass 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.
  • A hand held magnifying glass 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 held 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 held magnifiers below are ergonomically designed for comfort and for long duration use

 

Our magnifiers are considered moderate to high power and are usually not available in drug stores.

  


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

 

hand held reading magnifier

     

 

5X Large Hand Held Magnifying Glass For Reading Books

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

        $16.95    Click for details

          Category: hand held magnifying glass with light 

 

 


 


 

hand held magnifier glass

  

 4X Lighted Hand Held Magnifying Glass For Reading 

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

        $16.95  Click for details

       Category: hand held magnifying glass with light 

 

 


                              

 

                                7X- Strong Hand Held Magnifying Glass With Light Reading 

 

handheld magnifying glass

  • 7x hand held magnifying glass with light 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

        Category: hand held magnifying glass with light 

 


 
 

hand held magnifier


 

 2x Large Hand Lighted Magnifying Glass -5 Inch Lens

  • This 2x large hand held 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

     Category: hand held magnifying glass with light 

         


 

Hand Held Magnifiers For Visually Impaired

Hand Held Magnifying Glass With Light For Low Vision

The lighted hand held magnifiers 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


 Hand Held Magnifiers With Light
 

Aspheric Hand Held Lighted Magnifying Glass 

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

 

 Aspheric Lighted Magnifiers

     strong hand held magnifying glass with light 4X  $29.95       high power hand held magnifying glass with light5X  $29.95                


 
 

 

Magnifier Information 

 After the age of about forty you will experience a problem viewing small print and tasks involving close detail work. This eye condition is called presbyopia and magnification is the answer.

 

 

 

What type magnifier is best? Hand held magnifiers are best for short duration use and a hands free magnifying lamp or hands free magnifier with stand are best for long duration use. 

 

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.  

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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  

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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. 

 

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 are sometimes confused.

Informative Reading Links  

The American Foundation for the Blind

The National Federation of the Blind

Bookshare

National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped 

Paths To Literacy

Classroom 

National Eye Institute

Optometry Cares

American Action Fund for Blind Children & Adults

Children's Eye Foundation

Sight for Students

MD Support

National Eye Health Education Program,