Handheld Reading Magnifiers

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Handheld magnifiers are the one of the simplest type of magnifiers to use and are also the most familiar. Nearly everyone has used a hand-held magnifier at some point in time.


The hand-held magnifier design involves a handle that is attached to a lens through which the user will view an object โ€“ whether it is text or an image. Because the user has the ability to adjust the distance between the lens and the object, hand-held magnifiers can be used to easily compensate for slight differences in uncorrected nearsightedness or farsightedness.


Plamko Optics offers a wide range of handheld magnifiers from which to choose. We carry illuminated and non-illuminated handheld magnifiers with a variety of lens designs – including aspheric, aplanatic, biconvex, and the hi-tech diffractive lens. There are also options of available light sources to consider when choosing a hand-held magnifier. These include incandescent lighting or light emitting diodes (LEDs).

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Plamko * Handheld Reading Magnifiers with Large Viewing Area Ideal for Reading Small Prints & Low Vision are available in powers 2x diopters. Due to the fact the user must support the weight of the magnifier, handheld magnifiers are ideal for short-term spotting tasks. Short-term spotting tasks include reading a prescription bottle, a menu, a phone number, a price tag, or even a thermostat. Actually, any task where a near object will be viewed for a short period of time can be assisted with the use of a hand-held magnifier.


When reading for longer periods of time, consider using a stand magnifier, magnifying spectacles, or a video magnifier.


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