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The advantage of lighted magnifying glass is that it will provide better visual acuity then a non-lighted magnifying glass and will eliminate eye strain.
Which lighted magnifying glass is best? It depend on your needs.
Select a lighted magnifying glass that will provide
a magnifying power that suits your needs at a comfortable work distance.
A very high
power may result in an uncomfortable short work distance. To strong may be to close.
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 a magnifying glass will help.
What you should consider in
buying a Hand Held Lighted Magnifier
A hand held lighted magnifying
glass is compact, portable and inexpensive but after a period of time your hand will tire.
Those with a hand tremor will
find hand magnifier hard to use
- The higher
the power of the lighted magnifier the shorter the focal range(work distance) and the smaller the field of view.
- The high power lighted magnifying glass
may not be the best magnifier for you.
- The hand held lighted magnifier glass should be comfortable to hold.
- The lens should be distortion free
What you should consider in buying a Hands Free Lighted Magnifying Glass.
A hands free lighted magnifying glass is perfect for the person who
prefers not holding a magnifier.
There are many types of hands free lighted magnifiers for such as head magnifier, desk magnifier
and magnifier lamps.
A no hands
lighted magnifying glass is best for long term use. A hand held lighted magnifier is used for a short period
- Allows for long duration use.
- Not portable.
- Usually more expensive then a hand magnifier glass.
- Larger viewing area.
- Allows use of both hands for close detail tasks.
- Cord/Cordless or both.
Types Of Hands Free Lighted
Binocular Headband Magnifiers
Full Page Magnifiers
Information On Full Page Lighted Magnifying Glass Magnifiers
magnifier only enlarges a small section of the page. A full page magnifier will
magnify a whole page of a book or newspaper.
is full page lighted magnifying glass?
A full page magnifier consists of a Fresnel lens that enables page size area magnification.
How does a full page magnifier work?
Full page magnifier has
a focal range of up to 4 inches.
Page magnifiers do not lay flat on the page.
Dome magnifiers lay flat on page.
Our magnifier selection can help those with presbyopia and macular degeneration.
Field Of View:
size of the area being magnified when viewing through a magnifier lens. The higher the power of the magnifier the
smaller the field of view.
Diopter is a measurement that is used to calculate the power of a magnifier 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. Magnifier
power is expressed as "X"
from the center of the lens to to the object and be in focus
distance from the magnifier
lens to the object being viewed.
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.
Lighted Magnifying Glass Links
The American Foundation for the Blind
National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
Paths To Literacy
National Eye Institute
American Action Fund for Blind Children & Adults
National Eye Health Education Program