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Types Of Stand Magnifiers:
Desktop/Tabletop Stand Magnifiers
Full Page Stand Magnifier
Free Standing Magnifier
Large selection of magnifying glass on stand with light and large stand magnifiers with
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 magnification is the answer.
What type magnifier is best? Hand held magnifiers are best for short duration use and a hands free lighted magnifying glass on
stand, stand magnifier lamp, or hands free magnifying glass with stand and light are best
for long duration use.
Magnifier glass power and work distance: Select
a stand magnifier with a power that will allow you to perform your task at a comfortable distance.
The higher the power of the stand magnifier the shorter the focal
range(work distance) and the smaller the field of view.
glass on stand, magnifying glass with stand and magnifying glass on a stand are the same type magnifier.
How does a magnifying glass work?
A magnifying glass is a lens through which can be used to make things appear bigger, so you can see them
better. It is used in many applications and manual operations.
The magnifying glass consists of a piece of
convex[ shaped glass or plastic. It has to be held at the right distance between the eye and the object for the object
to be in focus. Wikipedia
On Fresnel Full Page Stand Magnifiers.
A full page stand magnifier consists of a large Fresnel lens that allows for reading of a whole
The advantage of a hands free page stand magnifier
is that it can be used as a whole page magnifier.
What is a Fresnel magnifier?
A Fresnel magnifier consists of a flat plastic lens with concentric grooves that
permits magnified viewing.
The focal length is about 4 inches from the object to be viewed.
I need a Fresnel stand magnifier with light?
A lighted stand magnifier will provide better
magnification results as they provide a sharper and clearer image.
Our stand magnifiers with light are led or
fluorescent lighted and provide a soft white light to ease eye fatigue .
The high power magnifier may not be the best stand magnifier for you. Our large magnifying glass on stand 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 magnifying stand 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"
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
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.
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.
Stand magnifiers are used for crafts, reading and by jewelers.
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
Knitting, Crochet, and other Needlecrafts
How To Knit
How To Knit Beginners
How To Sew
Basic Sewing Stitches
How to Crosstitch
How To Do Needlework
The American Foundation for the Blind
The National Federation of the Blind
National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
Paths To Literacy
National Eye Institute
American Action Fund for Blind Children & Adults
Children's Eye Foundation
Sight for Students
National Eye Health Education Program