Five Tips When Purchasing a Magnifier

You will have the best results with your magnifier purchase if you have guidance from a vision rehabilitation professional.  The strongest magnification is not necessarily the best option:  a too-strong or too-weak magnifier will not have the desired results.  A person will see best with instruction in positioning the magnifier.

  1. Make a list of what you most want to be able to read or see with it.
  2. Decide if you want it to carry with you shopping or dining or if you want to only use it at home.
  3. Know your physical limitations. Mention if you have a weak grip, arthritis or a hand tremor.
  4. Choose something from home that you have been trying to read and bring it with you.
  5. Ask the seller about return policies — the lighting in the store will not be the same as in your home.

When you purchase your magnifier at Second Sense, make an appointment with Brian Hollandsworth, 312-236-8569, and let him know you would like some instruction on proper magnification use.