Sometimes our prescription glasses just can't do the job when we're trying to see small print or details. So what's the first thing we think of that might give our vision a boost? If you said a magnifier, you'd be right. We usually have one around the house, right? Or they're easily purchased at a nearby drug store, but magnifiers come in a lot of different shapes and sizes and having the right one and knowing exactly how to use it can make a huge difference.
In this workshop, we're going to talk about a certain kind of magnifier, the kind that you hold in your hand and has a glass lens. There are other types which we cover in other workshops, but for now, we'll concentrate on what are technically called optical magnifiers.
Let's jump right in and take a look at some of our options. Two of the easiest types to use are a dome magnifier and a stand magnifier. Why? Because they sit flat on what you want to read and you don't have to hold them steady. You just move them across the print your reading.
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