power headband magnifier do I need?
Select a headband magnifier that
provides a magnification power that suits your needs at a comfortable work distance.
A very high power magnifier may result in an uncomfortable
short work distance. If you are unsure
of your needs, select magnifier with multiple powers.
Do I need a lighted headband magnifier
A magnifier with light provides a sharper and clearer image. Our led headband magnifiers
with light provide a soft white led light to ease eye fatigue.
Do I need a headband magnifier with multiple lenses?
If you are unsure of the power you need or you have a need for more then one power then a magnifier with
extra lenses is advisable.
Headband Magnifier Information
headband magnifier consists of a 2 prismatic lens that are mounted on a plastic housing.
Our headband magnifiers are
comfortable to wear for long periods of time and prevent eye strain
magnifier results wear your glasses.
Headband Magnifier Uses: Reading,
crafts, hobbies, low vision, jewelry making and repair, machinists, tool and die makers, leather crafting, woodcarving,
woodworking, sewing, knitting, cross stitching, quilting, needlework, needle-crafts, electronic assembly, medical,
Attributes Of A Quality Headband Magnifier
A headband magnifier that is to heavy will be uncomfortable.
Adjustable: The headband magnifier should
be adjustable for a good fit.
Select a magnifier that is padded for comfort.
lighting conditions are poor a headband magnifier with light is advisable.
your glasses. All of our headband magnifiers can be worn with
Flip up-Flip Down: Most of our headband magnifier
models will flip up and out of the way.
Coated lenses: Coated lenses will protect the lenses from scratches, mars
and reduce glare.
Our headband 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
headband 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 headband magnifier will provide higher magnification. Diopter
is expressed as "D".
is how large an object or print increases as you look through a lens. Magnifying power of a headband magnifier is
expressed as "X".
Focal Length: Measurement from the center of the lens of a headband magnifier to to the object and be
Focal Range: The distance from the magnifying lens of the headband magnifier to the object being viewed.
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 headband magnifiers can be of help.
Rules Of Magnification.
- The higher
the power of the headband magnifier lens, the closer you must get to the object and the smaller
the field of view.
- As the power
of a magnifier lens increases the diameter of the lens decreases.
- Diopter is a term used to determine the power(magnification}of a lens. The terms power(X) Diopter(D) are
- High power
magnifiers such 3X must be held steady or else they will be out of focus