Types of wearable magnifying glasses:
Clip on Magnifiers
What type magnifier is best? Hand held magnifiers 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.
Do I need wearable
magnifying glasses with light?
A magnifier with light provides a sharper and
clearer image then a non-lighted magnifier.
best wearable magnifying glasses results wear your reading glasses.
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"
Measurement from the center of the lens
to to the object and be in focus
The distance from the magnifying lens to the object being viewed.
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.
Informative links for wearable magnifying glasses.
Visually Impaired 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
Jewelers Trade Links
Accredited Gemologists Association
Industrial Diamond Association of America, Inc.
International Watch & Jewelry Guild
Jewelers of America
Jewelry Industry Distributors Association
Women’s Jewelry Association
American Watchmakers-Clockmakers Institute