Choosing A Hands Free Magnifying Glass Buying Guide
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
Hands Free Magnifying Glass
for long duration use.
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
Clip on Magnifiers
Power and focal range(reading or work distance): The higher the power of the magnifier the shorter the focal range (distance) and the smaller
the field of view. Choose a reading magnifier that will satisfactorily 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 for comfortable reading
or work. 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)--Ex. 6 diopters(D) = 1.5X Power. A 4 diopter lens is not a 4 power lens.
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 full page magnifier for consists of a large Fresnel lens mounted on a stand that allows for hands free reading of a whole page. The
advantage of a hands free full page reading magnifier is that it can be used as a hands free whole
page magnifier for reading books/newspapers.
What is a Fresnel magnifier? A Fresnel magnifier consists of a flat plastic
lens with concentric grooves that permits magnified viewing of a whole page. 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 better magnification results as it provide a sharper
and clearer image and more contrast then a non-lighted magnifier. Our magnifiers are led or fluorescent
lighted and provide a soft white light to ease eye fatigue .
Full Page Magnifier Hands Free
Free Full Page Magnifiers
Hands Free Full Page Magnifier With Light
The advantage of a hands free full page magnifier (full page magnifying glass) is
that it can be used as a whole page magnifier for reading books newspapers and small
print. Full page magnifiers consists of a Fresnel magnifying lens that will enable 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 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
1.75x 1.75x 1.75x 1.75x/2.25x 1.75x
2X 2X 1.75x
Fluorescent Hands Free Magnifier Lamps
2.25X 1.75X 175X
Magnifier lamps offer the dual benefits of hands free magnification plus a built in shadow free light
source (fluorescent magnifier lamp and led magnifier lamp) that when combined help you read print
more easily and see small detailed objects. Available as base, clamp-on and free standing models.
Hands Free Wearable Magnifying Glasses
Telesight Magnifiers-Hands Free Magnifying
HALF EYE FULL FRAME CLIP ON
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 and repair, reading, industrial
assembly, electronic assembly, hobbies and craft and medical and dental applications.
Visor magnifier (binocular magnifier)
vision aids provide higher magnification then ordinary glasses.
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 and
are available in a variety of powers.
Clip On Hands Free Magniying Glasses For Reading And Crafts
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 regular reading glasses, distance glasses or
sunglasses into extra strong flip up magnifying glasses with our clip-on magnifier vision aids.
Dome Magnifiers For Reading
Dome magnifiers are made from optical clarity polished acrylic and are perfect for
reading books, newspapers, blueprints, documents and maps. Lays flat on the printed material. Just
place the pre-focused acrylic dome magnifier on the printed material and the print will be magnified
2 Inch 4x- 3 Inch
Non-Lighted Lighted Large
An around the neck magnifying glass provides hands free magnification for reading,
low vision and many crafts such as sewing, cross stitch, needle point and embroidery. 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. 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
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.
High power magnifiers, such as 8x must be held steady or else they will be out of focus