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Magnifier for reading

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mrsmopp Fri 13-Nov-20 18:50:34

Struggling with reading lately - newsprint is too small etc. I have reading glasses but need a bit more help. Had cataracts done two years ago but still struggling with reading. I got a magnifier from Amazon but found the frame too small - only a few words fit the frames. Also it was quite heavy and tiring to hold. There is a magnifier about the size of a paperback which I might try.
If anyone has similar experience please let me have your comments. Thanks!

tanith Fri 13-Nov-20 18:53:24

Should you not go back to your optician and get retested? Properly measured reading glasses should allow you to read without using a magnifying glass.

B9exchange Fri 13-Nov-20 18:56:49

Something like one of these perhaps? Depends whether you want one to hold over the print, or hang round your neck. Good luck in your search!

Lexisgranny Fri 13-Nov-20 18:59:36

I agree with tanith you should see an optician, but if you would feel comfortable with a magnifying glass, you might consider one designed for crafting. It hangs round your neck, sitting at an angle to your body so that it leaves your hands free, and has a light built in. I have had cataracts removed on both eyes, and though I read with spectacles, I do use my magnifier for fine work.

Fuchsiarose Fri 13-Nov-20 19:02:14

Clover magnifiers