What is a magnifying glass?

What is a magnifying glass?

A magnifying glass is a reading aid for people with a visual impairment. With a magnifying glass, you can read text and view photos with magnification. This helps you to read more easily. Optelec offers a wide range of magnifying glasses that make reading easier, at home, in the office and on the go.

Stand magnifying glass


Stand magnifying glass

A stand magnifying glass allows people with a visual impairment to read text and view photographs more easily. A stand magnifying glass is useful if you want to read longer passages of text or if you find it difficult to hold a magnifying glass. A stand magnifying glass is designed to sit on the document so that it stays steady at the correct distance away from the subject that you wish to view.


handheld magnifying glass

Handheld magnifying glass

A handheld magnifying glass is ideal to use at home or on the go. Grab the handle and move it over the text or object to view it in magnification. Handheld magnifiers are small and light enough to be carried around and to be used both indoors and outside the home. You can use a handheld magnifying glass to quickly view objects in close proximity.


pocket magnifying glass

Pocket magnifying glass

A pocket magnifying glass is ideal if you need magnification in a small design to use on the go. A pocket magnifying glass can be folded in, so it does not take up a lot of space when you do not need to use it. These magnifying glasses are designed to fit in your pocket, so you can read anytime, anywhere.


bar magnifying glasses

Bar magnifying glass

A bar magnifying glass allows people with low vision to read a line of text more easily. They are ideal for use at home or on the go because they are small and light. Place the bar magnifier on a page to read a line of printed text or handwriting more easily. 


dome magnifying glass

Dome magnifying glass

dome magnifying glass is ideal if you need magnification to read text or view pictures. A dome magnifying glass is round and glides easily over the surface of a book or magazine. It makes reading small print and viewing photographs an easy task.


tv magnifying glasses

TV magnifying glasses

TV magnifying glasses such as the Optelec Power Television Glasses, are designed to enlarge the appearance of objects at a distance. Using a binocular telescope system, they assist visually impaired people with watching television programmes, films, theatre and sporting events.


needlework magnifying glassNeedlework magnifying glass  

The needlework magnifying glass is a hands-free magnifying glass that is ideal for those who wish to continue to enjoy practical pastimes, such as stamp collecting, craft and needlework. Made from transparent acrylic, this handy, lightweight magnifying glass offers a larger lens for a greater overview, and a more powerful inset lens for more detailed work.


How much magnification do I need? 

Our magnifying glasses are available with different levels of magnification. The right choice depends on the text size and/or the object you want to view, and your remaining vision.

It can be difficult to choose the right level of magnification. Would you like to get some personal advice? Contact our friendly specialists by means of the contact form or give us a call on Freephone 080 8090 8090.


How can I get a magnifying glass?

If you want to buy a magnifying glass, you can place an order in our webshop, or call us on Freephone 080 8090 8090.


Can I try out a magnifying glass?  

Of course you can! You can try out a magnifying glass at home if you buy a magnifying glass on a 14-day money back guarantee. If it does not meet your needs or if you need a different level of magnification, you can exchange or return it post-free within 14 days.


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