Magnifiers bring your world into focus. Handheld, hands-free and lighted magnifiers are popular choices when it comes to visual aids for the blind. Binoculars provide clear distance viewing, desktop electronic magnifiers are great for reading and portable video magnifiers offer on-the-go clarity. We also carry a large selection of magnified lamps and magnification mirrors. Browse our all of magnifier types, aids for blind people, and magnification strengths.
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For those times when you need to see fine print, detailed work or objects at a distance more clearly, magnifiers can help!
Whether you simply need a little boost to see text and items enlarged, you are a senior citizen experiencing some degree of vision loss or you’re dealing with a low vision condition such as age related macular degeneration (ARMD), retinitis pigmentosa, cataracts or glaucoma, MaxiAids Products for Independent Living has a wide range of magnifiers and magnifying screens available to help you see better.
MaxiAids carries a full range of quality magnifiers - including the best magnifiers from top brands like Bausch + Lomb, Baum, Carl Zeiss, Coil, OptiVisor, Reizen, Specwell, Vivitar and Walters to affordable magnifiers to meet almost any budget. We also have popular magnifiers in many lens shapes, styles and types, including Fresnel lenses, aspheric lenses, glass magnifying lenses and acrylic magnifying lenses.
Below is a sampling of MaxiAids’ industry-leading selection of magnifiers, products with magnifying features, items related to magnification and eye care products, which are helpful visual aids for the blind:
Bar Magnifiers magnify text as you read. Some offer colored tracking lines to help the reader focus on the line they are currently reading.
Binoculars & Monoculars help you see all the action occurring at a distance. They’re perfect for ballgames, school events and outdoor activities like hiking and bird watching.
Dome Magnifiers gather all available room light and focus it on the item being magnified, for the best possible image quality.
Electronic Magnifiers (CCTV's) come in models that are intended to stay in one place, as well as compact, portable versions. Desktop electronic magnifiers are ideal for reading books, magazines and newspapers, as well as viewing family photos. Portable video magnifiers make seeing restaurant menus, store labels and bus or train schedules a breeze when you’re out and about.
Eye Charts help assess and monitor a patient’s vision (Of course, these are generally intended for use by eye doctors or vision care professionals.)
Handheld Non-Illuminated Magnifiers are useful for shorter spot reading and tasks like checking your utility bill, reading your medicine bottle label or removing a splinter.
Handheld Illuminated Magnifiers offer the same functionality as handheld magnifiers, but add lighting to bring extra clarity, especially in poor lighting situations.
Hands-Free Magnifiers provide magnification while at the same time leaving the user’s hands free to hold reading materials, perform repairs on small parts, etc. Those seeking the best hobby magnifiers, best sewing magnifiers and best magnifiers for crafting often choose hands-free magnification.
Loupe Magnifiers are small, handheld magnifiers that often have fold-out bases to turn them into compact stand magnifiers. Popular for photography, stamp/coin collecting, etc.
Magnifying Mirrors are handy for applying make-up and putting in contact lenses, among other things. Choices include lighted magnifying vanity mirrors, magnifying make-up mirrors, compact mirrors, magnified fogless shower mirrors and magnified car rearview mirrors, Danielle mirrors and Zadro magnifying mirrors.
Page Magnifiers enable users to magnify a full page of text (or images) at a time, eliminating the need to move the magnifier around the page as you read.
Pocket Non-Illuminated Magnifiers are extremely compact handheld magnifiers that can easily be carried in a purse or pocket so they’re handy whenever you need them at home or on the go to read small print or see fine details (ex. price tags, product labels)
Pocket Illuminated Magnifiers offer the same functionality as pocket magnifiers, but add lighting to bring extra clarity when used at night or where lighting is limited.
Reading Glasses, commonly known simply as readers, come in pre-set magnifying strengths. CliC Reading Glasses have a magnetic front connection so you can leave them around your neck when not in use. Reizen Readbrights LED Lighted Readers offer magnification plus light, so they are magnifying readers during the day that offer lighting for use at night and low light areas.
Stand Non-Illuminated Magnifiers sit directly on the text, rather than being held in the hand. Perfect for examining the item being magnified for longer periods, and for situations where dexterity, coordination and lack of hand steadiness may prevent the use of a handheld magnifier. Sizes vary from smaller spot stand magnifiers to full page stand magnifiers.
Stand Illuminated Magnifiers offer the same functionality as stand magnifiers, but add lighting. Lighted magnifiers add clarity to text viewed in low light situations.
TV Screen Magnifiers & Computer Screen Magnifiers are large magnifying lenses you place in front of your television or computer screen to enlarge the on-screen images for easier viewing and greater enjoyment channel-surfing or surfing the web.
In addition to the popular magnifiers listed above, there are an assortment of other miscellaneous magnifiers and specialty magnifiers available, including: pendant magnifiers, lighted magnifying tweezers, needle guides/magnifiers for low vision diabetics, MagRX Medicine Bottle Magnifiers, credit card magnifiers, iPod magnifiers, iPhone magnifiers, cell phone magnifiers, smartphone magnifiers, bookmark magnifiers and thermostat magnifiers
If you’re a little overwhelmed by the range of choices, just call 1-800-522-6294 during regular business hours to find out more information on different types of magnifying aids for blind people and low vision people. One of our knowledgeable, experienced customer care representatives will help you choose the right magnifier or answer any questions you may have about magnifiers, low vision products and any of the products for independent living MaxiAids carries.