Quick Magnifier Facts
We Can Help You Select the Magnifer that Suits Your Unique Needs
Here are some quick magnifier facts to help you better understand the complexity of making that selection.
- Drugstores and hobby shops often carry weak-powered magnifiers. You can find stronger magnifiers at agencies serving people with vision loss, low vision clinics and catalogs.
- You will get the best results when you seek guidance from a vision rehabilitation professional. They will ensure you do not make the common mistake of selecting a a too-strong or too-weak magnifier. Professionals will also show you how to hold and position the magnifier.
The right strength and positioning will ensure you see the best you can.
- Every magnifier has a certain strength. It is a number written on the handle or the packaging. The higher the number the stronger the level of magnification.
- As magnification power increases, the size of the lens diameter decreases. What you see is bigger, but you will see less of the whole at one time.
- As magnification power increases, the distance you hold it from the end of your nose, and the object in view decreases.
- The lens must be parallel to the reading material. You must look straight down through the center of the lens to see as well as possible.