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Choosing the most appropriate hobby glasses and aids with correct illumination and contrast can make such a difference for those tasks
It may involve simple adjustments as Large print books, Decreasing viewing distances, Magnifiers or Electronic/CCTV systems
Optical magnifiers include:
Dome or bar magnifiers
Magnifying spectacles and spectacle mounted magnifiers
Telescopes and Binoculars
Combined hand and stand magnifiers and folding pocket magnifiers are all options:
Handheld, dome, bar and pocket magnifiers for reading and general tasks
Magnifying Spectacles and stand magnifiers for hands-free magnification
Illuminated magnifying glasses and magnifiers to improve contrast and legibility
Electronic magnifiers for powerful, flexible magnification, fixed or portable
TV glasses to make watching television easier
Magnifying Spectacles can involve Spectacle Mounted and Clip-on Magnifiers
Stand magnifiers are magnifiers for near vision mounted on stands that rest directly on the object or page being viewed. They are designed for extended viewing and can be used hands-free with 1.7x to 20x magnification which will be consistent as the focal distance is set by the size of the stand.
Hands-free magnifying glasses and magnifiers are ideal for those who are unable to comfortably hold a handheld magnifying glass, and also for hobbies where both hands are required.
Bar and Dome Magnifiers are designed to sit directly on a printed page, while Stand Magnifiers are supported by a stand or legs to give an ideal viewing distance. Spectacle Magnifiers give hands free close or distance capabilities, while Electronic Magnifiers are powerful and flexible multi-purpose devices.
Round-the-neck magnifiers are magnifying glasses that are worn on a cord around the neck to provide hands free magnification exactly where it is needed. They are designed for extended viewing and as they can be used hands free can be good if hands are weak or shaky. Magnifiers are available with and without added inbuilt illumination. Ideal for sewing, crafts and hobbies.
Magnifying television glasses are even available.
Binoculars and monoculars / telescopes are primarily for magnifying distant objects. .
Magnification for the telescopes and binoculars most commonly range from 8x to 80x. Binoculars and monoculars are generally listed with their magnification level and main lens size – larger lenses collect more light and generally give a brighter image.