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Guide To Buying Craft Magnifiers

Guide to Buying Craft Magnifiers And Craft Magnifying Glasses For Close Work.


Types Of Craft Magnifiers

 cross stitch magnifier-beading magnifier | sewing magnifier-embroidery magnifier 

knitting-quilting magnifier | needlework-needlepoint magnifier


 Hand Held Craft Magnifying Glass.

 Pro:   Portable and inexpensive.

 Con:  For short duration use as your hand will tire and you have to hold the magnifier in focus.


Hands Free Craft Magnifying Glass.

 Pro:   Magnification with both hands free to work on your craft tasks.

 Con:  Usually more expensive and less portable.


    Types Of Hands Free Magnifiers:   

  • Wearable Magnifying Glasses For Crafts.
  • Desk Craft Magnifiers
  • Magnifying Craft Lamps

What power should I choose? 
  • Select a craft magnifier that provides the proper magnification at a comfortable work distance.                   
  • The higher the power the shorter the focal length(work or reading distance) and the smaller the field of view.
  • A very high power may bring you to close to your work. 
  • For best craft magnifier results wear you reading glasses.



Focal Length



13 inches



8   inches



5   inches


Does not apply to Fresnel Lens magnifiers which have a focal range of 4 inches. 


 Do I need a craft magnifying glass with a light?

A craft magnifying glass with light will provide a better magnified image then a non-lighted magnifier. Most lighted craft magnifiers are either led or fluorescent lighted

Recommended Magnifying Glass For Crafts  

 Wearable Magnifying Glasses For Craft Work. 

    Headband Magnifiers For Crafts.

    Attributes Of A Quality Headband Magnifier 

  • Light weight: A head magnifier that is to heavy will be uncomfortable.
  • Adjustable headband: The headband magnifying glass should be adjustable for a good fit.
  • Padded headband: Select a magnifying headband that is padded for comfort.
  • Lighted headband magnifier: If your lighting conditions are poor a headband magnifier with light is advisable. Our headband magnifiers are led lighted and can be removed from the visor.
  • Wear with your glasses: All of our headband magnifier can be worn with glasses.
  • Flip up-Flip Down: Most of our magnifiers will flip up and out of the way when magnification is not required.
  • Coated lenses: Coated lenses will protect the lenses from scratches, mars and abrasions and reduce glare. We have several models that offer coated lenses.
  • Multiple lenses: Many of our headband binocular magnifiers are available with multiple interchangeable power lenses that provides different magnifications for different tasks.


Headband magnifiers provide higher magnification then ordinary glasses and can be worn with your glasses.. 




  Craft Telesight Magnifying Glasses

      Attributes Of Telesight Magnifier Glasses.              

  • These magnifying glasses are perfect for various crafts.
  • Light weight and comfortable to wear.
  • The precision prismatic magnifying lenses eliminate eyestrain.
  • Available in 6 Powers                                              

    magnifying eyeglasses for craft work HALF EYE $39.00      craft magnifying eyeglassesFULL FRAME $39.00   clip on magnifying glasses for craftsCLIP ON $39.00


  Clip On Magnifying Eyeglasses For Crafts

     Attributes Of Clip On Magnifier Glasses.          

  • Hands free magnifying eyeglasses for crafts

  • Clips-on to most frames and will add magnification power to your present glasses 

  • Clip on eyeglasses for cross stitch, sewing embroidery, beading, needlepoint, needlework and quilting 

  • Flips up when not in use  



Around The Neck Hands Free Magnifying Glass For Crafts   

  around the neck craft magnifying glass Non-Lighted                                                       craft neck magnifying glassLighted Large  


 An around the neck magnifying glass provides hands free magnification for reading, low vision and many crafts such as sewing, cross stitch, needle point and embroidery.

Hands Free Magnifying Craft Lamps

Magnifier lamps offer the dual benefits of hands free magnification plus a built in shadow free light source (fluorescent magnifier lamp and led magnifier lamp) that when combined help you read print more easily and see small detailed objects.

    Attributes Of Magnifying Craft Lamps. 

  • Hands Free
  • Various lens powers 
  • Clamp-on or non-tilt base models 
  • LED or Fluorescent lighted for soft white light 


   LED Craft Magnifying Lamps 


 craft  magnifier lamp 3x1.75x           craft magnifier 1.75x   1.75x        stand magnifying magnifier lamp 1.75x     magnifying  lamp 1.75x-2.25x 175x/2.25x


 desk magnifier lamp long goose-neck 2.25x                 craft magnifier clamp on    2X         craft magnifier table       2X




Fluorescent Craft Magnifier Lamps


 ccraft magnifier clamp on3x                craft magnifier 2.25x clamp on2.25X          dcraft magnifie lamp 1.75x1.75X         clamon craft magnifier lamp 1.75x175X


 Useful Magnifier Information

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 magnifier will make reading a book or crafts more enjoyable. Other problems that a magnifying glass will be helpful are low visionmacular degeneration, cataract and glaucoma.   


Diopter: Diopter is a measurement that is used to calculate the power of a magnifying lens. It will appear as "D" .


Power: Power is how large an object or print increases as you look through a lens. It appears has "X"


Focal Length:  Measurement from the center of the lens to to the object and be in focus.                            


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.