Step 1 - Find the text you can read comfortably

Each line of text is an example of newsprint magnified at the given magnification.

 

Read the lines of text at a distance of 10" (inches) or 25cm from your eyes whilst wearing any reading spectacles you may have.

 

The line of text you can comfortably read is a guide to the magnification you need for a magnifier.

 

If you would prefer to print this chart and choose your magnification from a paper version, you can print a copy here.

 

View Suitable Products - click your magnification level below to see a selection of products that match that need.

 

TEXT SAMPLE

MAGNIFICATION

Helping

15X/N120

you to

12.5X/N100

make the

10X/N80

most of the

9X/N72

vision you have

7X/N56

with magnifiers and

6X/N48

vision aids to help you

5X/N40

to read more clearly.

4X/N32

With help and advice from qualified

3X/N24

low vision Professionals and carefully chosen

2.5X/N20

products from quality manufacturers that have

2.25x/N18

been tried and tested in low vision clinics.

2x/N16

This is the size of small newspaper headlines.

1.5x/N12

After you have read the headlines you can read the whole story

1.25x/N8 with this the size of small newspaper print.