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Choosing A Hands Free Magnifying Glass Buying Guide

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 are:


Which magnifying glass is best?  It depend on your needs.

Hand Held Magnifying Glass 

  • A hand reading magnifier is compact, portable and usually inexpensive.
  • After a period of time your hand will tire.
  • Those with a hand tremor will find hand reading magnifier hard to use. 

Hands Free Magnifying Glass 

  • Allows for long duration use.
  • Not portable.
  • Usually more expensive the a hand magnifying glass.
  • Larger viewing area for easier reading. 
  • Allows use of both hands for reading, crafts and close detail tasks.

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

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)




Focal Length*



13 inches



8   inches



5   inches

*Unaided eye. 
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 whole page. 

The 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.

The 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.

Our magnifiers are led or fluorescent lighted and provide a soft white light.




Recommended Hands Free Magnifiers

Full Page Magnifier Hands Free   

Non-Lighted Hands Free Full Page Magnifiers 

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Hands Free Full Page Magnifier With Light        

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  • A hands free page magnifier will magnify a whole page.
  • Full page reading of books newspapers and small print.
  • Full page magnifiers consists of a Fresnel magnifying lens. 
  • Full page magnifiers have a focal range of up to 4 inches
  • Fresnel magnifiers do not lay flat on the page. 
  • For best full page magnifier results wear your reading magnifier glasses.



Hands Free Magnifying Lamps


Many industrial applications such as electronic assembly and inspection.

Excellent bench magnifiers and craft magnifiers.


LED Hands Free Magnifier Lamps  



Magnifier Lamps            

Many industrial and craft applications such as electronic assembly and inspection.

Excellent bench magnifiers.


 LED Hands Free Magnifier Lamps  


  1.75x                      175x/2.25x  1.75X


   2.25X 7" Lens   2X      



 Fluorescent Hands Free Magnifier Lamps


 3x                      1.75X           1.75X


Magnifier lamps offer the dual benefits of hands free magnification and a light source.

Fluorescent magnifier lamps and led magnifier lamps help you read print more easily.

 Hands Free Wearable Magnifying Glasses


Telesight Magnifiers-Hands Free Magnifying Glasses 


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  • Telesight Magnifiers 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 impaired.
  • Used for jewelry making, reading, industrial assembly, electronics, hobbies, crafts 





Visor magnifier aids provide higher magnification then ordinary glasses.







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  • Visor 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.
  • All models available in a variety of powers.


 Clip On Hands Free Magniying Glasses For Reading And Crafts 
 3 Powers 4 Powers 2 Powers  

Use as clip on reading magnifier or clip on craft magnifier 

Adds additional magnification power to your glasses.

Turn your glasses into strong magnifying glasses.

Dome Magnifiers For Reading


  • Dome magnifiers are made from optical clarity polished acrylic. 
  • Perfect for reading books, newspapers, blueprints, documents and maps.
  • Lays flat on the printed material. 


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Around The Neck Hands Free Magnifying Glass 

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  •  An around the neck magnifying glass provides hands free magnification. 
  • Use for sewing, cross stitch, knitting, needlecrafts, needlepoint and embroidery. 
  • For best magnification results a good light source is essential.






Pay $8.00 postage for first item ordered.

Free postage on all your next items.

You may mix and match. 

Your postage will always be $8.00 per order(Domestic orders only).




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.




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

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.








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