Flat plastic Fresnel lens. This flexible magnifier is 7-1/4" x 10-1/4" and only about a millimeter thick. It is great when you need to scan a list or to look for something in a directory. You can see most of the page without moving the magnifier. Only about 1.5 power, but that can make a huge visual difference. The quality is not high, but neither is the price.
Forget watchmaking, you could write the "A Tale of Two Cities" on a piece of tortellini with this triple magnifier visor. Magnifies from 1.8X to 4.8X. Has a permanent 2.2X lens, a flip-down lens, and a flip-down loupe. Separate white LEDs at each temple, powered by (2) "AAA"s each which aren't included. The whole thing is in a black plastic visor, 7-3/4" wide x 5-1/4" deep with a flexible plastic strap held by a hook-and-loop closure. Opens to 9" max dia and has coated acrylic lenses. Now then: It was the best of times, it was the worst of times….
A nice 3X loupe, 2-3/8" dia, that folds into its own 3-3/8" x 2-5/8" tear-drop-shaped plastic case, and it's only 5/8" thick, just right for sliding into your pocket. Pay no attention the "6X" markings on the package-if mistakes didn't happen, we wouldn't be in business.
This glass-lens 2X magnifier is a full 4" wide x 2" (wider than a column of newsprint) with a padded easy-to-grip 4" long handle at the bottom right corner, angled to the right. Slide the orange tab up and a pair of bright white LEDs illuminate the subject. You add (3) "AAA" batteries. The glass lens means it's much harder to scratch than plastic, so you can actually clean it with regular tissue or a handkerchief.
Designed for watchmakers, this aluminum loupe with a 1" dia, 10x glass lens snugs to your eye, but leaves your hands free, thanks to the flexible 15" headband that encircles your head. It has a 1-1/2" working distance, and would come in handy, too, if you poke around in needlepoint or manipulate anything miniature.
This giant loupe has two fixed 2" dia acrylic lenses in a swing-away 3-3/8" x 2-3/8" x 1-3/8" thick matte black plastic teardrop-shaped case. Magnification is approx 5X, not the 10X on the box, which is why this is a surplussy two and half bucks. And you throw the box away anyway.
Low-profile reading glasses with small 1-3/4" x 3/4" lenses. The frames are all the same delicate style, but may be gold, silver, bronze or black, to match the slim, plastic carrying case with the pocket clip. The plastic lenses are 1X, 1.25X, 1.5X, 1.75X, 2X, 2.5X, 3X. Our package of (3) pairs will be in assorted magnifications (our choice). Note the incredible price -- these sell for up to $12.95 EACH at your local pharmacy!
Sometimes a little loupe just won't do. Try this 20X, 1" dia glass-lens loupe mounted in a 2-3/8" x 2-3/8" x 1-1/2" black zinc alloy frame and lit by (3) white LEDs. Has a fold-out reticle under the lens and is powered by (4) button-cell batteries, included. Comes with a black storage case.
This acrylic loupe has a 1" dia lens attached to a 2" dia base which is, of course, clear so it doesn't block out light. Stands 1-7/8" tall and magnifies a solid 5X. Pay no attention to what it says on the box, which is true of so many things, don't you think?
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