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Choosing Best Magnifying Glass For Reading Buyers Guide

Choosing Best Magnifying Glass For Reading Buyers Guide 


Which magnifying glass for reading is best?  It depends on your needs.

Types Of Hands Free Reading Magnifying Glass

Binocular Head Wearing Reading Magnifiers

Full Page Reading  Magnifiers 

Telesight Reading Magnifiers

Desktop Reading Magnifiers

Magnifying Reading Lamps

Clip on Reading Magnifiers

Dome Reading Magnifiers

Neck Reading Magnifiers  


What you should consider in buying a

Hand Held Reading Magnifying GlassA hand magnifier is compact, portable and usually inexpensive but after a period of time your hand will tire. Those with a hand tremor will find hand reading magnifier hard to use   

  • Select a reading magnifier with a power that will allow you to perform your task at a comfortable distance.
  • The higher the power 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. 
  • The hand held reading magnifying glass should be comfortable to hold. 
  • The lens should be distortion free.



What you should consider in buying a 

Hands Free Magnifying Glass For Reading 

There are many types of hands free reading magnifiers such as head magnifier, desk magnifier and magnifying lamps. Hands free magnifiers are best for long term use and hand magnifiers are used for the short  term 
  • Allows for long duration use.
  • Not portable.
  • Usually more expensive then a hand reading magnifying glass.
  • Larger viewing area. 
  • Allows use of both hands for reading,
  • Cord/Cordless or both.
  • Lighted or unlighted  magnifier.


Do I Need Magnifying Glass For Reading With Light ?

  • A lighted reading magnifying glass will provide better magnification results. 
  • Our reading magnifiers are either led or fluorescent lighted and provide a soft white light
  • Lighted magnifiers for reading are available as hand held or hands free magnifier models. 

 Information On Full Page Magnifiers For Reading / Crafts.

Need help in reading but an ordinary magnifier only enlarges a small section of the page. A full page magnifying glass for reading will magnify a whole page for easier reading of a book or newspaper. 

What is full page reading magnifier?

  • A full page magnifier consists of a Fresnel lens that enables large area magnification.
  • Available as a hand held full page magnifying glass or a hands free full page magnifier.
  • Another name for a full page magnifying glass is a magnifying sheet for reading magnifier.

How does a full page magnifying glass work? 

Full page magnifiers have a focal range of up to 4 inches and do not lay flat on the page.  

Dome magnifiers lay flat on page. 

For best full page reading magnifier results wear your reading glasses.


Recommended Magnifying Glass For Reading 

The reading magnifiers listed below are high quality and distortion free.         

Recommended Hand Held Reading Magnifiers

 LED lighted reading magnifiers for a soft white illumination.


     compact reading magnifier with light 5X   4x lighted reading magnifier for books and newspapers4X  5X READING MAGNIFIER WITH LIGHT FOR BOOKS/NEWSPAPERS5X 




Recommended Hands Free Magnifying Glass


Eyeglasses For Reading/Crafts/ Industrial Uses. 

  • Hands free magnifying glasses that are available in 6 Powers
  • Made in U.S.A. 
  • Light weight and comfortable to wear.
  • Flip up magnifier when not in use.
  • Prismatic coated abrasion resistant lenses.   



 Recommended Headband Magnifiers

Headband magnifiers provide more magnification then ordinary glasses and are hands free. Magnifying headband glasses are used for reading, crafts, electronic assembly, inspection.

  LED Lighted

   lighted reading magnifier hands free head wearing     4 Powershead wearing magnifying glass for reading with light3 Powers



  3 Powers magnifier for reading single power hands free1 Power hands free magnifying glass fopr reading1 Powermagnifier for reading hands free3 Powers



Clip On Magnifiers

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A clip on reading magnifier or clip magnifier adds magnification power to your glasses.


Non-Lighted Full Page Magnifying Glass For Reading

   full page reading magnifier hand held3x 7"x10"                    


   2x  8"x11"      3x large reading magnifying glass hand held fresnel magnifier3x  10" x 12"


 3.5x full page magnifier for reading3.5x 12"x14"       strong full page magnifier for reading hand held4x 6.5"   


Full Page Magnifier For Reading With Light           

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The advantage of a full page magnifier is that it is a page size magnifier for reading a whole page. 

This type of full page magnifying glass has a focal range of up to 4 inches.  Does not lay flat on the page

This type of page size magnifier is often called a magnifying sheet.

 Informative Links 


The American Foundation for the Blind

The National Federation of the Blind


National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped 

Paths To Literacy





Pay $8.00 postage for first item ordered.

Free postage on all your next items.

You may mix and match. 

Your postage will always be $8.00 per order(Domestic orders only).




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 embroidery magnifying lamp or hands free embroidery 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.


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. 


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.