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Book Magnifier Information
What Is a
book magnifier/reading magnifier? A book
magnifier or reading magnifier consists of a magnifying lens mounted
as a hand held or a hands free magnifier.
What power book reading magnifier do I need?
The higher the power of the magnifying
book reader the shorter the focal range (reading distance) and the smaller the field of view.
Choose a reading magnifier that will satisfactorily enhance your viewing at a comfortable distance.
Do I need a book magnifier with light? A book magnifier
with light or reading magnifier with light will provide better magnification results as they provide a
sharper and clearer image and more contrast then non-lighted magnifier for reading books.
The high power Reading
Magnifier may not be the best magnifier as you may be to close
for comfortable reading. Most people are comfortable with a reading distance of 10 to 12 inches.
For best magnifying book
reader or book magnifier results wear your glasses.
Our lighted reading magnifiers, magnifying book readers and book magnifiers are led or
fluorescent lighted and will provide a soft white light to ease eye strain.
After the age of about forty you
will experience a problem viewing small print. This eye condition is called presbyopia and our book magnifiers with light will make reading small print easier.
What you should consider in buying a:
Hand Held Book Magnifier. A hand book magnifier
is compact, portable and usually inexpensive but after a period of time your hand will tire. Those
with a hand tremor will find a hand magnifier hard to use
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 book magnifier may not be the best magnifier for you.
- The hand held book magnifier should be comfortable to hold.
- The reading magnifier lens should be distortion free.
What you should consider in buying
Hands Free Reading Magnifier
Hands free reading magnifiers
are best for long term use and hand held reading magnifiers are used for the short
- Allows for long duration use.
- Not portable.
more expensive then a hand book magnifier.
- Allows use
of both hands for reading,
- Lighted or unlighted magnifier
Of Hands Free Book Magnifiers
Binocular Headband Book Magnifier
Full Page Book Magnifier
Telesight Book Magnifier
Desktop Book Magnifier
Clip on Book Magnifier
Dome Book Magnifier
Neck Book Magnifier
Information On Full Page Reading Magnifier.
help in reading but an ordinary magnifier only enlarges a small section of the page. A full
page reading magnifier will magnify a whole page for easier reading of a book or newspaper.
What is full page reading magnifier?
- A full
page reading magnifier or consists of a Fresnel lens that enables large area magnification.
- Available as a hand held full page reading magnifier or a hands free full page
does a full page reading magnifier work?
Full page reading magnifiers
have a focal range of up to 4 inches and does not lay flat
on the page.
Dome magnifier lays flat on page.
Field Of View: The size of the area being magnified when viewing
through a magnifying lens. The higher the power of the book 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
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
Fresnel Magnifier: A flat magnifier consisting of concentric circles that can be a full page 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 magnifier lens, the closer you must get to the object being
viewed and the smaller the field of view.
- As the power of a magnifier 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.
- High power magnifiers such as 8x must
be held steady or else they will be out of focus.-
Book Magnifier 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
National Eye Institute
American Action Fund for Blind Children & Adults
Sight for Students
National Eye Health Education Program,