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Choosing Best Reading Magnifier Buyers Guide

Choosing The Best Reading Magnifier For Books, Newspapers, Maps


 As you enter middle age your near vision changes and reading becomes more difficult and causes eye strain. This condition is called presbyopia and a reading magnifier will make reading a book more enjoyable. Other reading problems that a reading magnifying glass will be helpful are low visionmacular degeneration, cataract and glaucoma.


Which is the best reading magnifier?  It depend on your needs.

Hand Held Reading Magnifier 

  • A hand reading magnifier is compact, portable and usually inexpensive.
  • After a period of time your hand will tire.
  • Those with a hand tremor will find a hand reading magnifier hard to use. 


Hands Free Reading Magnifier

  • Allows for long duration reading.
  • Not portable.
  • Usually more expensive the a hand magnifying glass for reading.
  • Larger viewing area for easier reading. 


Types Of Hands Free Magnifying Glass For Reading

Binocular Headband Magnifiers For Reading 

Telesight Magnifiers For Reading  

Desktop Magnifiers For Reading

Clip on Magnifiers For Reading     

Dome Magnifiers For Reading

Full Page Reading Magnifiers

Neck Magnifier For Reading



Power and Reading Distance: The higher the power of the reading magnifier the shorter the focal range (reading  distance) and the smaller the field of view. Choose a reading magnifier that will satisfactorily enhance your viewing at a comfortable reading distance. The high power magnifying glass may not be the best reading magnifier for you as you may be to close for comfortable reading. Most people are comfortable with a reading distance of 10 to 12 inches. For best reading magnifying glass results results wear your glasses.


Power and diopter: There is confusion over the terms lens power(x) and lens diopter(D). Diopter is a term that is used to calculate power. Ex: 4 diopters(4D) = 1 power(1X)--Ex. 6 diopters(D) = 1.5X Power. A 4 diopter lens is not a 4 power lens.


Do I need a reading magnifier with light?  A reading magnifier with light will provide better magnification results as they provide a sharper and clearer image and more contrast then a non-lighted magnifier. Our reading magnifying glass with light models are led or fluorescent lighted that provide a soft white light to ease eyestrain. 

Many of the magnifiers shown here are suitable for low vision applications. For more magnifiers for visually impaired go to   Low Vision Magnifiers      


Reommended Reading Magnifiers  

Hand Reading MagnifiersWhen you are having trouble viewing print or objects it may be time for a hand held magnifying glass to avoid eye strain. Hand held magnifiers are inexpensive and portable. LED lighted reading magnifiers for a soft white light that is distortion free.



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Hands Free Magnifying Glass For Reading. Below are popular hands free reading magnifiers.

Telesight Reading Magnifying Glasses: Much stronger then regular reading glasses. Extremely light weight and very comfortable wearable reading magnifier glasses. Available as 3 models and 6 powers. Excellent low vision magnifiers for visually impaired. 


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Full Page Reading Magnifier: A full page magnifier for reading consists of a Fresnel lens that is a flat plastic magnifying  lens with concentric circles and is available with powers from 2x to 4x with a maximum focus of 4 inches. This type magnifier does not lay flat on the page. 


Non-Lighted Full Page Reading Magnifiers 

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Full Page Reading Magnifier With Light            

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Clip On Magnifiers For Reading:  Clip on magnifiers adds additional magnification power to your glasses.Turn your regular reading glasses, distance glasses or sunglasses into extra strong flip up clip on reading magnifiers with our clip on magnifiers




Headband MagnifiersA headband magnifier consists of a visor with two prismatic lenses that are stronger then ordinary glasses. They are available in many powers, most flip up and are available as lighted or non-lighted models. A headband magnifier is also known as binocular magnifier, head strap magnifier, magnifying headband, head mounted magnifier and magnifying visor.



Dome Magnifiers For Reading: Dome magnifiers are made from optical clarity polished acrylic and are perfect for reading books, newspapers, blueprints, documents and maps. Lays flat on the printed material. Just place the pre-focused acrylic dome magnifier on the printed material and the print will be magnified 4 times.  

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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 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.
  • High power magnifiers such as 8x must be held steady or else they will be out of focus.









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