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Choosing A Magnifier For Seniors Buying Guide

Choosing A Magnifier For Seniors Buying Guide


Is small print is getting harder to read? If the answer is yes, you should try a magnifying glass for seniors.


As we age our visual acuity decreases and reading and many other tasks become more difficult and causes eye strain.


This condition is called presbyopia and a magnifier will make reading crafts and

hobbies more enjoyable. Other problems that a magnifying glass will be helpful are low visiondegeneration, cataract and glaucoma.




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


What you should consider in buying a Hand Held Magnifier For Seniors. 


A hand held magnifier is compact, portable and inexpensive but after a period of time your hand will tire.

Those with a hand tremor will find hand reading magnifier hard to use  


  • 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 magnifying glass should be comfortable to hold. 
  • The lens should be distortion free.
  • Lighted or unlighted magnifier. You see better with a lighted magnifier.
  • Select a magnifier with a power that will allow you to perform your task at a comfortable distance.  
  • What you should consider in buying a Hands Free Magnifying Glass For Seniors 

    Hands free magnifiers are perfect for the person who has to keep both hands free.

    Enjoy reading or performing intricate tasks for crafts or model building.

    There are many types of hands free magnifiers for seniors such as head magnifier, desk magnifier and magnifying lamps. 

    Hands free magnifiers for the elderly are best for long term use. Hand magnifiers are used for a short  term .

    • Allows for long duration use.
    • Not portable.
    • Usually more expensive then a hand magnifying glass.
    • Larger viewing area. 
    • Allows use of both hands for reading, crafts and close detail tasks.
    • Cord/Cordless or both.
    • Lighted or unlighted magnifier.
    • For best hand free magnifying glass for seniors results wear your glasses. 

Types Of Hands Free Magnifying Glass For Seniors

Binocular Headband Magnifiers

Full Page Magnifiers 

Telesight Magnifiers

Desktop Magnifiers

Magnifying Lamps

Clip on Magnifiers

Dome Magnifiers

Neck Magnifier


Do I Need Magnifying Glass With Light For Seniors ?

  • A lighted magnifier will provide better magnification results/ sharper  image. 
  • Our senior magnifiers are either led or fluorescent lighted and provide a soft white light.
  • Lighted magnifiers for seniors are available as hand held or hands free magnifier models. 


Information On Full Page Magnifiers For Seniors 

Need help in reading but an ordinary magnifier only enlarges a small section of the page.               

A full page magnifier for seniors will magnify a whole page for easier reading of a book.

What is full page magnifier?

  • A full page magnifying glass for seniors 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 seniors.

How does a full page magnifying glass seniors work? 

Full page magnifiers have a focal range of up to 4 inches.

Page magnifiers do not lay flat on the page.

Dome magnifiers lay flat on page. 

For best full page magnifier results wear your reading glasses.

Recommended Magnifiers For Seniors

 The magnifying glass for seniors listed below are high quality.



4X Strong Magnifying Glass For Seniors Hands Free

High power hands free magnifying glass for seniors with light

  • 30 high brightness leds
  • Brightness dimmer on/off switch from 0-100%
  • Polished glass magnifier lens 
  • Magnification power of 4X.
  • Lens size 4.3".





4X High Power Magnifying Floor Lamp

New - Super-Bright LEDS Read, Write, Work & Enjoy Hobbies More Easily.  

Most magnifying floor lamps are 1.75x or 2x

  • 5 inch magnifying glass lens       
  • 4X Magnification             
  • 4 bright white Leds


Portable Digital Hand- Book Magnifying Glass On Stand  

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Magnification of 2X, 4X, 6X, 8X, 12X, & 15X
  • 3.5 inch screen. No distortion.
  • Book magnifier for reading for with light.
  • Magnifying book reader that is hands free or hand held.
  • Price $79.95 

Recommended Hand Held Magnifiers For Seniors

 LED lighted reading magnifiers for seniors have a soft white illumination.

   4X             5X 


   7X           2X

These illuminated hand held LED lighted magnifying glass magnifiers are aspheric magnifiers. Aspheric lens magnifiers allow for increased magnification and image clarity while greatly reducing edge to edge distortion.The crystal-clear acrylic lens allows it to be lightweight enough to use for everyday tasks. These hand held magnifiers are great for crafts, reading books, newspapers and small print. Excellent low vision aid. It features an ultra-bright LED light to brighten your viewing area.  These hand held magnifying glass for seniors magnifiers are not available at retail stores. 

Recommended Hands Free Magnifying Glass For Seniors.

Magnifying Glasses For The Elderly/ 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.   




Binocular Headband Magnifiers For Seniors

Headband magnifiers for seniors provide more magnification then ordinary glasses and are hands free. 

  Lighted Senior Magnifiers

             4 Powers     


     Non-Lighted Senior Magnifiers         

          3 Powers                 1 Power 


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Clip On Magnifiers For Seniors 

 3 Powers 3 Powers 2 Powers  
A clip on reading magnifier or clip on craft magnifier adds magnification power to your glasses.

Non-Lighted Full Page Magnifying Glass For Seniors

 3x 7"x10"             3.5x  12"x14 "                


2x  8"x10"             3x  10" x 12"

Full Page Magnifier For Seniors With Light                    


     3x                      3x Floor




3x   10"x12



Full Page Magnifying Glass For Seniors-Non-Lighted 



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

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.

Magnifying Lamps For Seniors.                    

Many industrial and craft applications for seniors engaged in crafts and hobbies       


 LED Craft Magnifier Lamps  


       1.75x          1.75x/2.25x  1.75X

  2.25X 7" Lens 


 Fluorescent Craft Magnifier Lamps


   3x            1.75X               1.75X


Magnifier lamps for seniors offer the dual benefits of hands free magnification plus a built in light source.




Magnifier Information 

 What type magnifier is best? Hand held magnifiers for seniors are best for short duration use and a 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 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.