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After the age of about
forty you will experience a problem viewing small print and tasks involving close detail work. This eye condition is called presbyopia
and a hands free reading magnifier is the
What is a hands free magnifying glass? A
hands free magnifying glass consists of a lens mounted on a stand or a head wearing devise such as a visor
Do I need a hands free lighted magnifying glass? A hands
free magnifying glass with light or a hands free lighted magnifying glass will provide better magnification
results for a sharper and clearer image then a non-lighted hands free magnifier.
What power hands free magnifying glass do I need? Shop
our selection of hands free magnifying glass for reading or hands free magnifier for a power that
will allow you to perform your tasks at a comfortable work or reading distance distance.
What you should consider in buying a hands
free magnifying glass.
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 such
as head magnifier, desk magnifier and magnifying lamps.
free magnifiers 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.
best hand free magnifying glass results wear your glasses.
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)
Does not apply to
Fresnel Lens magnifiers which have a focal range of 4 inches.
Information On Fresnel Hands Free Magnifying Glass:
A full page hands free magnifying glass consists of a Fresnel lens that allows reading of a
whole page. The advantage of
a full page hands free magnifying glass is that it is whole page magnifier.
What Is A Fresnel Magnifier?
A Fresnel magnifier consists of a
flat plastic lens with concentric grooves for magnified viewing. The focal
length is about 4 inches from the object to be viewed.
The high power magnifier may not be the best magnifier for you. Our large hands free reading 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 hands free reading magnifier the smaller the field
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"
from the center of the lens to to the object and be in focus
distance from the magnifying lens to the
object being viewed.
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.
higher the power of the lens, the closer you must get to the object being viewed and the smaller the field of
- 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.
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