Choosing A Hands Free Magnifying Glass Buying Guide
As we age our visual acuity decreases and reading and many other tasks become more difficult. This condition is called presbyopia and a reading magnifier will make reading a more enjoyable.
Other reading problems that a magnifying glass will be helpful
magnifying glass is best? It depend on your needs.
Held Magnifying Glass
- A hand reading magnifier
is compact, portable and usually inexpensive.
a period of time your hand will tire.
- Those with a hand tremor will
find hand reading magnifier hard to use.
Hands Free Magnifying
for long duration use.
Usually more expensive the
a hand magnifying glass.
area for easier reading.
use of both hands for reading, crafts and close detail tasks.
Types Of Hands Free Magnifying
Full Page Magnifiers
Clip on Magnifiers
Power and focal range(reading or work distance):
- The higher the power of the magnifier the shorter the focal range.
- Choose a reading magnifier that will enhance your viewing at
a comfortable distance.
- The high power magnifying
glass may not be the best magnifier for you as you may be to close.
- Most people are comfortable with a reading distance of 10 to 12 inches.
- For best hands free magnifying glass results results wear your glasses.
Power and diopter:
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 Full Page Magnifiers:
A hands free page magnifier for consists of a Fresnel lens that allows reading of a
advantage of a hands free full page reading magnifier 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.
focal length is about 4 inches from the object to be viewed.
Do I Need A Hands Free Magnifying
Glass With Light?
A hands free magnifier
with light will provide a sharper and clearer image.
are led or fluorescent lighted and provide a soft white light.
Full Page Magnifier Hands Free
Non-Lighted Hands Free Full Page Magnifiers
3x 4x 4x
Hands Free Full Page Magnifier
3x 3x Floor
- The advantage of a hands free page magnifier is
that it can be used as a whole page magnifier.
- Full page reading of books newspapers and small print.
- Full page magnifiers consists of a Fresnel magnifying lens
that will for page size magnification.
- Full page magnifiers have a focal range of up to 4 inches and do not lay flat on the page.
- For best full page magnifier results wear your reading magnifier
Hands Free Magnifying Lamps
Many industrial applications
such as electronic assembly and inspection.
Excellent bench magnifiers and craft magnifiers.
LED Hands Free Magnifier Lamps
2.25x 2X 1.75x
Fluorescent Hands Free Magnifier Lamps
Magnifier lamps offer the dual benefits
of hands free magnification and a shadow free light source.
lamps and led magnifier lamps help you read print more easily.
Hands Free Wearable Magnifying Glasses
Telesight Magnifiers-Hands Free
EYE FULL FRAME CLIP ON
are the best hands free magnifying glasses for reading.
Extremely light weight and very comfortable wearable magnifying glasses.
Available as 3 models and 6 powers.
Excellent low vision magnifiers for visually
jewelry making, reading, industrial assembly, electronics, hobbies and crafts
Visor magnifiervision aids provide higher magnification then ordinary glasses.
magnifiers are used as a craft magnifier or book reading magnifier.
- For best hands free visor magnifier results wear your reading glasses.
- All visor magnifiers have padded headbands and are available in a variety of powers.
Clip On Hands Free Magniying Glasses For Reading
Powers 4 Powers 2 Powers
Use as clip on reading magnifier or clip on
Adds additional magnification
power to your glasses.
your regular reading glasses, distance glasses or sunglasses into strong magnifying glasses .
Dome Magnifiers For Reading
- Dome magnifiers are made from optical clarity
- Perfect for reading books,
newspapers, blueprints, documents and maps.
- Lays flat on the printed material.
4x- 2 Inch
4x- 3 Inch
Non-Lighted Lighted Large
An around the
neck magnifying glass provides hands free magnification/reading/ crafts.
Use forsewing, cross stitch, needle point, knitting, needlecrafts, needlepoint and
For best magnification results a good light source is essential.
Magnifying Glass Information
Magnifier glass power and work distance:
Select magnifiers with a power that will allow you to perform
your task at a comfortable distance.
higher the power of the magnifier the shorter the focal range 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:
of the area being magnified when viewing through a magnifying lens.
The higher the power of the 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".
Measurement from the center of
the lens to to the object and be in focus.
from the magnifying lens to the object being viewed.
A flat magnifier
consisting of concentric circles that can be a full page reading magnifier.
ability to see to a degree that causes problems not fixable by usual means
such as glasses.
Rules of Magnification.
The higher the power of the lens, the closer you must get to the object being viewed.
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.
High power magnifiers, such as 8x must be held steady or else they will be out of focus