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What Is the Best Magnifying Glass For Reading?

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Reading aids for low vision are among our most popular products with the visually impaired. Ranging from a simple magnifying glass through to powerful and flexible electronic magnifiers and scanning and reading devices. These magnifiers can help with prices and product labels up to books, magazines and newspapers.


Smaller hand held magnifiers for reading give maximum portability, while larger stand mounted magnifiers leave both hands free, and are ideal for reading larger amounts or for a longer time.


If you are not sure which kind of magnifier fits your needs, please call us on 0800 112 3691.


Traditional hand magnifiers or magnifying glasses come in a wide range of styles, shapes, sizes and magnification levels, from 2 to 15 times. As well as basic handheld magnifiers, they are also available with added lighting, either with an LED bulb, a choice of LED bulb or with touch controls.


If you are looking for a versatile magnifier, the combined hand and stand magnifiers offer the best of both types, and the folding pocket magnifiers are great for when you are out and about. View our range here.

Electronic Magnifiers for Reading

Electronic magnifiers or video magnifiers give a flexible alternative to traditional magnifying glasses. A high magnification magnifier which can be great as a reading aid for those with a visual impairment. Some types use stands to make them available for use hands free.

Most are also capable of multiple additional magnification levels, giving them greater flexibility than a traditional optical magnifying glass.

Optelec Compact 7 HD Hand Held Video Magnifier

Optelec Compact 7 HD Hand Held Video Magnifier

£834.00

£695.00 (Excl. VAT)

Product Code: OpHH07 |

Available To Order


The Compact 7 HD Hand Held Electronic Magnifier offers a greater overview and more visible words per line, all captured on the large 7 Inch Widescreen display with High Definition image quality. The video magnifiers range of magnification from 2x to 24x allows users to see the finer details on the ergonomically tilted screen.

The Optelec Compact 7 HD electronic hand held magnifier is ready to use with one press of a button. Place the magnifier on whatever you wish to view and simply press the easy to use big button, it will automatically open and start magnifying using your preferred display settings.

The Compact 7 HD Video Magnifier's quick and easy to use functionality combined with its size and design makes it a great portable magnifier to take anywhere. Ideal for taking to the shops, using in school or at the office, relaxing at home or going on holiday!

Visolux Digital XL FHD Video Magnifier

Visolux Digital XL FHD Video Magnifier

£1 412.40

£1 177.00 (Excl. VAT)

Product Code: 16551 |

Available To Order


  • The proven concept of visolux DIGITAL now also in the 12-inch category
  • Almost 30 cm screen diagonal but weighing only one kilo
  • The perfect size for stationary, hand-guided applications and still portable
  • Writing under the device is possible
  • Operation via direct keys or the touchscreen
  • Dynamic Line Scrolling enables vertical movement of the reading area
  • Easily understood speech output of all menu steps
  • Additional HDMI input for connecting an external camera with live image feed
  • Practical charging via the USB type-C port
  • Lithium-polymer battery for up to 2.5 hours of operation
Visolux Digital HD Video Magnifier

Visolux Digital HD Video Magnifier

£900.00

£750.00 (Excl. VAT)

Product Code: 16521 |

Available To Order


The Eschenbach visolux DIGITAL HD is a hybrid of a 7" digital hand-held reader and desktop video magnifier. Rather than duplicating what is already available in an overcrowded market, Eschenbach has combined new technology and intuitive design to create what is a unique, feature rich digital magnifier for the low vision market.

Features such as the visolux's DLS (Dynamic Line Scroll) which allows the user to scroll horizontally across the text being viewed without the need to move the magnifier makes the visolux DIGITAL HD a truly unique product

Reading Stand Magnifiers With Lights


Stand magnifiers with lights are mounted on stands that rest directly on the object or page being viewed. These reading aids for the visually impaired are designed for extended viewing and can be used hands free so can be good if hands are weak or shaky.

The integrated magnifier light illuminates the reading material underneath the magnifying glass, giving better contrast indoors or in low light conditions.

All our Illuminated Magnifiers are supplied with batteries so they are ready to use as soon as you get them.

Eschenbach Illuminated 4x Stand Magnifier with LED Battery Handle

Eschenbach Illuminated 4x Stand Magnifier with LED Battery Handle

£72.00

£60.00 (Excl. VAT)

Product Code: 155494 |

Available To Order


The system vario 4x LED Illuminated Stand Magnifier is designed to be placed on the reading material so can be used hands free and is suitable for long periods of reading. The LED light bulb contained in the handle has an unlimited life so no bulb changes are required together with a 10x longer battery life. The Page magnifier is supplied with head and handle together. The handle has a large non-slip light switch in contrasting colour and a quick release battery cap. Batteries are supplied with your magnifier so it is ready to use when you get it.

Eschenbach 3.9x Rectangle Lens Illuminated Stand Magnifier with LED Battery Handle

Eschenbach 3.9x Rectangle Lens Illuminated Stand Magnifier with LED Battery Handle

£133.20

£111.00 (Excl. VAT)

Product Code: 158174 |

Available To Order


The Eschenbach system vario 3.9x Rectangular LED Illuminated Stand Magnifier is designed to be placed directly on to reading material so can be used as a hands free magnifying glass and is suitable for long periods of reading. The LED light bulb contained in the handle has an unlimited life so no bulb changes are required together with a 10x longer battery life. The magnifier is supplied with head and handle together. The magnifiers' handle has a large non-slip light switch in contrasting colour and a quick release battery cap.

Batteries are supplied with your magnifier so it is ready to use when you get it.

Reading Hand Held Magnifiers With Lights


Hand Held Magnifiers with lights are used for close up vision and are often known as magnifying glasses. These magnifiers with lights are designed for short term tasks such as reading menus, prices and medication labels. The addition of a magnifier light gives higher contrast, especially indoor or in low light conditions.

All our Illuminated Magnifiers are supplied with batteries so they are ready to use as soon as you get them.

easyPocket 4x Illuminated Slide out Metallic Blue Hand Magnifier

easyPocket 4x Illuminated Slide out Metallic Blue Hand Magnifier

£70.49

£58.74 (Excl. VAT)

Product Code: 152122 |

Available To Order

Magnifications:


The credit card size illuminated Folding Pocket Hand Magnifier fits easily into a handbag or pocket. The LED Portable Hand Magnifier provides a brilliant image and very bright illumination which is switched on when the Slide-out Magnifying Glass is pulled out fully. It has an ultra-flat and light weight design with a small case for protection. The Pocket illuminated Magnifying Glass can help as a Price Magnifier and Menu Magnifier when out and about and the light can help the clarity of the Vision Aid. Uses 2x 3 Volt Lithium Cell Batteries which are supplied.

Coil ATMax Illuminated 3x Hand Magnifier

Coil ATMax Illuminated 3x Hand Magnifier

£56.40

£47.00 (Excl. VAT)

Product Code: 8273 |

Available To Order

Magnifications:


This high quality 3x Illuminated Hand-held Magnifier comes with the latest LED technology providing improved illumination and higher brightness for a longer lasting life. The Lighted Magnifying Glass offers a significantly larger viewing area with a uniform spread of light across the entire lens, low distortion levels and improved acuity. The portable Magnifier is activated simply by picking up and holding in either hand and will automatically switch off when put down – no switch to use. The Coil ATMax sits comfortably in the shape of the hand and can facilitate longer periods of use with its relaxed holding position. The vision aids ease of use makes it ideal for people who have poor dexterity. The Illuminated Pocket Magnifier has a simple press battery release system to provide easy access to change the AA batteries and is supplied with a soft cloth pouch to protect it whilst not in use. The bi-aspheric magnifying lens is designed to give a sharp, distortion-free image. Batteries are supplied with your magnifier so it is ready to use when you get it.

Schweizer Okolux Mobil Plus 2.5x  Yellow light (2700K) Angled Head Illuminated Hand Magnifier

Schweizer Okolux Mobil Plus 2.5x Yellow light (2700K) Angled Head Illuminated Hand Magnifier

£53.83

£44.86 (Excl. VAT)

Product Code: 132102 |

Available To Order

Magnifications:


The Schweizer Ökolux Mobil Plus Magnifier has a softer, warmer yellow light colour which gives an LED colour equivalent to that of tungsten bulb Magnifiers.

The 2.5x Rectangle Magnifier with its angled head can be helpful for some people to hold and use. The yellow warmer light of this Lighted Magnifying Glass can help to improve reading fluency where this colour choice is preferred. The Hand Held Magnifier uses 3 x AAA batteries for the illumination and has a convenient loop for a lanyard. The Pocket Magnifier is provided with a microfiber pouch to aid protection and to use for cleaning the lens. A separate lanyard can be purchased – order code (Q5a) 180902S. Batteries are supplied with your magnifier so it is ready to use when you get it.

About Vision Enhancers

Vision Enhancers provides carefully chosen low vision aids from quality manufacturers which have been tried and tested in low vision clinics.


  • To support and guide you through the process there is help and advice on choosing and using Low Vision Aids, including a magnification wizard chart that will outline a selection of vision aids which may be particularly relevant to you.
  • To help your understanding of low vision, information on the leading eye conditions causing low vision is provided as well as a frequently asked questions section – all designed to help you to make the most of living independently with reduced vision.

We want to help you to choose the right visual aids for your needs and to provide advice and support to help you to make the most of the vision you have.

See our full range of reading magnifiers here.


If you need advice please call us on 0800 112 3691 and we will help you to find the best product for your requirements


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