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/60D

you to

12.5X/50D

make the

10X/40D

most of the

9X/36D

vision you have

7X/28D

with magnifiers and

6X/24D

vision aids to help you

5X/20D

to read more clearly.

4X/16D

With help and advice from qualified

3X/12D

low vision Professionals and carefully chosen

2.5X/10D

products from quality manufacturers that have

2.25x/9D

been tried and tested in low vision clinics.

2x/8D

This is the size of small newspaper headlines.

1.5x/6D

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

1.25x/5D with this the size of small newspaper print.