- Low Vision Magnifying Glass
- Bifkonvex Acrylic Lens
- Sure Grip Rubber Handle
- 10x Spot Examining Lens
- Great for Hobbies, Close Up Work, Reading
Different types of low vision devices also can help in different circumstances:
- A handheld magnifying glass is portable and easy to use when needs are simple. As an example, handheld magnifying glasses are ideal for checking product labels at the supermarket or quickly looking over the mail.
Dr. Mogk, an internationally recognized expert on macular degeneration, also is author of the book:Macular Degeneration: The Complete Guide to Maximizing and Saving Your Sight.
“Often people will say, ‘Well, this one is a 3x and that one is a 6x. So I want the one that’s a 6x.’ But the disadvantage of magnifiers with higher power is that you then see a much smaller area,” she says. “As a general rule, you want the magnifier with the least power you can get away with, in exchange for the largest area you are able to see.”
If you are an avid reader, you will find that simple magnifiers are inadequate to help you sustain the concentration needed for an extended time period.
A small, handheld magnifing glass greatly enlarges a few words or sentences on a page. But reading something like a novel requires an expanded field of view and the ability to scan ahead in order to see and process information quickly.
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