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A hands free head magnifier consists
of a 2 prismatic lens that are mounted on a visor that is worn on the head. A
head magnifier, head worn magnifier and magnifying headgear are the same type magnifiers
A jewelers head magnifier is used for reading, hobbies and crafts,
woodworking, woodcarving, jewelry making, jewellery repair and many applications such electronic
assembly and inspection.
Our head mounted magnifier
models are comfortable to wear for long periods of time and prevent eye strain
For best head magnifier results
wear your glasses.
Attributes Of A Quality Head Magnifying Glass
- Light weight: A head mounted magnifier that is to heavy will be uncomfortable.
- Adjustable headband: The headband should be adjustable for a good fit.
Select a head magnifier that is padded for comfort.
Lighted head magnifier: If
lighting conditions are poor a head mounted magnifier with light is advisable.
your glasses. All of our head magnifiers can be worn with glasses.
Down: Most of our magnifiers will flip up and out of the way.
Coated lenses: Coated lenses will protect the lenses from scratches, mars and reduce glare.
Head magnifier power and work distance: Select a head magnifier with a power that will
allow you to perform your task at a comfortable distance.
The higher the power of the head mounted 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.
Do I need a jewelers head magnifier with light? A
head magnifier with light provides a sharper and clearer image.Our led head magnifiers with light models provide
a soft white led light to ease eye fatigue.
Do I need a head magnifier with multiple lenses? If you are unsure of the
power you need or you have a need for more then one power then a head magnifier with extra
lenses is advisable.
A head magnifier, head strap magnifier, head worn magnifier and head mounted magnifier are the same
type magnifier as a binocular magnifier. .
Our large head 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 lighted head magnifier the smaller the field of
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
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.
- 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.
Informative Links For Head Magnifier Wearers.
Visually Impaired 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
Jeweler Head Magnifier Trade Links
Accredited Gemologists Association
Industrial Diamond Association of America, Inc.
International Watch & Jewelry Guild
Jewelers of America
Jewelry Industry Distributors Association
Women’s Jewelry Association
American Watchmakers-Clockmakers Institute
Knitting, Crochet, and other Needlecrafts
How To Knit
How To Knit Beginners
How To Sew
Basic Sewing Stitches
How to Crosstitch
How To Do Needlework