Best Magnifying Glass Magnifier Buyers Guide
Best Magnifying Glass Magnifier
As we age our visual acuity decreases and reading and many other task become
more difficult and causes eye strain.
This condition is called
presbyopia and a magnifier will make reading crafts and
hobbies more enjoyable.
problems that a magnifying glass will be helpful are low vision,
degeneration, cataract and glaucoma.
Magnification is also essential in the medical and dental fields as well as
Which magnifying glass is best? It depend
on your needs.
What you should consider in buying a Hand Held Magnifying Glass.
A hand magnifier is
compact, portable and usually inexpensive but after a period of time your hand will tire.
Those with a hand tremor will find hand reading magnifier hard to use
- Select a magnifier with a power that will allow you to perform your task at a comfortable distance.
- The higher the power 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.
- The hand held magnifying glass should be comfortable to hold.
- The lens should be distortion free.Lighted or unlighted magnifier.
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..
Hands free magnifiers are best for long term use and hand magnifiers are used for a short
For best hand free magnifying glass results wear your glasses.
- 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
- Cord/Cordless or
- Lighted or unlighted magnifier.
Types Of Hands Free Magnifying Glass
Binocular Headband Magnifiers
Full Page Magnifiers
Clip on Magnifiers
Do I Need Magnifying Glass With Light ?
- A lighted magnifier will provide better magnification results/ sharper
- Our magnifiers
are either led or fluorescent lighted and provide a soft white light
- Lighted magnifiers are available
as hand held or hands free magnifier models.
On Full Page Magnifiers For Reading / Crafts.
Need help in reading but
an ordinary magnifier only enlarges a small section of the
A full page magnifier will magnify a whole
page for easier reading of a book.
What is full
- A full page magnifier consists
of a Fresnel lens that enables large area magnification.
- Available as a hand held full page magnifying glass or a hands free full page magnifier.
- Another name for a full page magnifying glass is a magnifying sheet magnifier.
How does a full page magnifying glass work?
Full page magnifiers have
a focal range of up to 4 inches.
Page magnifiers do not lay flat on the page.
Dome magnifiers lay flat on page.
For best full page magnifier results wear
your reading glasses.
The magnifiers listed below are high quality.
Recommended Hand Held Magnifiers
LED lighted reading magnifiers for
a soft white illumination.
5X 4X 5X
Recommended Hands Free Magnifying Glass
For Reading/Crafts/ Industrial Uses.
- Hands free
magnifying glasses that are available in 6 Powers
- Light weight and comfortable to wear.
- Flip up magnifier when not in use.
- Prismatic coated abrasion resistant lenses.
HALF EYE $39.00 FULL FRAME $39.00
CLIP ON $39.00
Headband magnifiers provide more magnification then ordinary glasses and are hands free.
Magnifying headband glasses are used for reading, crafts, electronic
3 Powers 4 Powers 4 Powers
3 Powers 1 Power 1 Power
Clip On Magnifiers
4 Powers 2 Powers
A clip on reading magnifier or clip on craft magnifier adds magnification
power to your glasses.
Non-Lighted Full Page Magnifying Glass
3.5x 12x14 4x 6.5"
Full Page Magnifier With Light
3x 3x 3x Floor
The advantage of a full page magnifier is that
it is a whole page magnifier.
This type of full page magnifying glass has a focal range of up to 4 inches.
not lay flat on the page.
This type of page size magnifier is often called a magnifying sheet.
industrial and craft applications such as electronic assembly and inspection.
Excellent bench magnifiers.
LED Craft Magnifier Lamps
1.75x 175x/2.25x 175X
2.25X 7" Lens
2.25x 2X 2X
Fluorescent Craft Magnifier Lamps
Magnifier lamps offer the dual benefits
of hands free magnification plus a built in light source.
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 magnification is the answer. Shop our large selection of magnifying glass for embroidery work and embroidery magnifying
What type magnifier is best? Hand held magnifiers are best for short duration use and a embroidery magnifying lamp or hands
free embroidery 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. Our large magnifier selection can help
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"
from the center of the lens to to the object and be in focus
The distance from
the magnifying lens to the object
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.
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