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Best Magnifying Glass Magnifier Buyers Guide


Best Magnifying Glass Magnifier Buyers Guide


 As we age our visual acuity decreases and reading and many other tasks become more difficult and causes eye strain.


This condition is called presbyopia and a magnifier will make reading crafts and

hobbies more enjoyable. Other problems that a magnifying glass will be helpful are low visiondegeneration, cataract and glaucoma.


Magnification is also essential in the medical and dental fields as well as

for industry.

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 inexpensive but after a period of time your hand will tire.

Those with a hand tremor will find hand reading magnifier hard to use  

  • 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.
  • Select a magnifier with a power that will allow you to perform your task at a comfortable 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. 

Hands 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.

     For best hand free magnifying glass results wear your glasses. 


Types Of Hands Free Magnifying Glass

Binocular Headband Magnifiers

Full Page Magnifiers 

Telesight Magnifiers

Desktop Magnifiers

Magnifying Lamps

Clip on Magnifiers

Dome Magnifiers

Neck Magnifier

Do I Need Magnifying Glass With Light ?

  • A lighted magnifier for will provide better magnification results/ sharper  image. 
  • 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. 


Information On Full Page Magnifiers For Reading / Crafts.

Need help in reading but an ordinary magnifier only enlarges a small section of the page.               

A full page magnifier will magnify a whole page for easier reading of a book.


What is full page magnifier?

  • 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.

Recommended Magnifiers


The magnifiers listed below are high quality.

Recommended Hand Held Magnifiers

 LED lighted reading magnifiers for a soft white illumination.

5x magnifying glass compact   5X        4X  5X 


 7X         2x        


Recommended Hands Free Magnifying Glass


Magnifying Eyeglasses For Reading/Crafts/ Industrial Uses. 

  • Hands free magnifying glasses that are available in 6 Powers
  • Made in U.S.A. 
  • Light weight and comfortable to wear.
  • Flip up magnifier when not in use.
  • Prismatic coated abrasion resistant lenses.   





Binocular Headband Magnifiers

Headband magnifiers provide more magnification then ordinary glasses and are hands free. 

Magnifying headband glasses are used for reading, crafts, electronic assembly, inspection. 






   3 Powers      1 Power     craft magnifier-hobby magnifier-lite site1 Power 


 craft magnifier-hobby magnifier-lite site kit3 Powers



Clip On Magnifiers

 3 Powers 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

  3x 7"x10"                  


2x  8"x10"                  3x 10" x 12"


 3.5x  12"x14 "           4x 6.5"


Full Page Magnifier With Light           

           3x             3x     3x Floor



           3X                4x   Lens   PAGE MAGNIFIER 4 XWITH LIGHT ON STAND.jpg3x-4x



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.

 Does not lay flat on the page

This type of page size magnifier is often called a magnifying sheet.


Magnifier Lamps            

Many 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   2X


 Fluorescent Craft Magnifier Lamps


       3x         1.75X           175X


Magnifier lamps offer the dual benefits of hands free magnification plus a built in light source.






Magnifier Information 

 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 lamps.


 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. 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"


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 viewed.  


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 sometimes confused.