Why consider magnifiers?

Even when a you have been advised that it may not be possible to improve your vision through medical treatment, you can still ensure that you have optimum vision by wearing the correct spectacle prescription, having adequate and appropriate lighting and possibly using magnifiers or other low vision aids.

How do magnifiers help?

Magnifiers help by making the object you’re looking at large enough to see. They can help in everyday tasks like reading bills and letters, looking at photos, reading cooking instructions or helping to see maps, newspapers, directories etc. or whilst doing hobby work.

There are different strengths and styles of magnifiers available, which can be used for different tasks.

What types of magnifiers are available?

There are three main types available for close work. These are hand magnifiers, stand magnifiers and electronic magnifiers. All types are available with fitted illumination to improve contrast and they are then known as illuminated magnifiers.

As the name suggests, hand magnifiers need to be held in the hand and are therefore ideal for tasks that only require them to be used for short periods of time, like reading ingredients on a label or recipes. They can be difficult to use over longer periods if you have a poor grip or shaky hands. Hand magnifiers are usually used in conjunction with your distance correction spectacles.

Stand magnifiers need to be rested on the page and are designed to have a fixed focal length and are therefore easier to use for prolonged reading activities; they are less affected by a poor grip or unsteady hands. Stand magnifiers are usually used in conjunction with your reading correction spectacles.

Electronic magnifiers can either be stand-alone or have their own viewing screens. They work by having a camera built into them, which is then displayed using a television screen or computer or displayed on a built-in monitor. Although they can be more expensive, the levels of magnification and extra contrast that can be achieved makes them an ideal alternative.

Helpful hints & tips

  • As there are many magnifiers available in differing strengths, types and styles, you may find it worthwhile to have a range of magnifiers for different tasks.
  • Using a clipboard or table to rest your newspaper on, may help to steady your hand and keep the page flat.
  • Taking regular breaks will help to relieve eyestrain and may prevent your eyes getting tired.
  • Using a black marker on white paper when writing letters or notes will improve the contrast and make it easier to see what you are writing.
  • Always keep your spectacles and magnifiers clean.

Our range

Here is a list of our current range magnifiers available. These can all be purchased at the time of delivery of your spectacles or by calling us on freephone 0800 854477

SEMPRAL 2.5x

SEMPRAL 2.5x – £44.95

SEMPRAL 2.5x

Reading magnifier with a lightweight aspherical lens. The mount and handle are made of high quality matt black plastic.
Magnification: 2.5x / +6dpt   Lens size: 100 x 50 mm   88150   OUR PRICE: £44.95

SEMPRAL 4x

SEMPRAL 4x – £44.95

SEMPRAL 4x

Reading magnifier with a lightweight aspherical lens. The mount and handle are made of high quality matt black plastic.
Magnification: 4x / +12dpt   Lens size: 70mm diameter   88700   OUR PRICE: £34.95

COIL 2.3x

COIL 2.3x – £54.95

COIL 2.3x

Tried and tested quality hand magnifier from CTP Coil Ltd. The Hi-Power range offers a quality bi-aspheric lens, with an ergonomically designed frame for relaxed use with either the right or left hand.
Magnification: 2.3x / +5.2dpt   Lens size: 97 x 71 mm   5216   OUR PRICE: £54.95

SIR 2.5x

SIR 2.5x – £44.95

SIR 2.5x

Folding magnifier with aspherical lightweight lens. Mount and folding handle made of plastic. Metal bases foldable and adjustable to reading angle (inclined viewing).
Magnification: 2.5x / +6dpt   Lens size: 100 x 50 mm   90500
OUR PRICE: £44.95

OKOLUX PLUS LED 3x

OKOLUX PLUS LED 3x – £69.95

OKOLUX PLUS LED 3x

Uses an LED light source producing extraordinary quality light. The LED light diodes have a life expectancy of 10 years, thus eliminating bulb changes. From just one set of batteries you can expect to receive in excess of 110 hours use, removing the need for mains adaptors. The lightest, most portable illuminated stand magnifier available today.   14520
OUR PRICE: £69.95 

OKOLUX PLUS LED 4x

OKOLUX PLUS LED 4x – £63.95

OKOLUX PLUS LED 4x

Uses an LED light source producing extraordinary quality light. The LED light diodes have a life expectancy of 10 years, thus eliminating bulb changes. From just one set of batteries you can expect to receive in excess of 110 hours use, removing the need for mains adaptors. The lightest, most portable illuminated stand magnifier available today. 14420   OUR PRICE: £63.95

COIL AUTOTOUCH 3x

COIL AUTOTOUCH 3x – £69.95

COIL AUTOTOUCH 3x

Incorporates a powerful LED light source, with a built in rechargeable battery and no switch. The Autotouch also comes complete with a strong carrying case, and a mains recharger.
Magnification: 3x / +8dpt   Lens size: 42mm diameter   8270   OUR PRICE: £69.95

COIL AUTOTOUCH 5x

COIL AUTOTOUCH 5x – £69.95

COIL AUTOTOUCH 5x

Incorporates a powerful LED light source, with a built in rechargeable battery and no switch. The Autotouch also comes complete with a strong carrying case, and a mains recharger.
Magnification: 5x / +16dpt   Lens size: 40mm diameter  8146   OUR PRICE: £69.95

OKOLUX PLUS MOBIL 4x / 6x

OKOLUX PLUS MOBIL 4x / 6x From £59.95 – £57.95

OKOLUX PLUS MOBIL 4x / 6x

The only LED pocket magnifier to use 3AAA batteries giving it 120 hours battery life. The most lightweight and portable illuminated pocket magnifier available today. Designed to include very simple battery changes.
Magnification: 4x / +12dpt   Lens size: 70mm diameter   13920   OUR PRICE: £59.95
Magnification: 6x / +20dpt   Lens size: 55mm diameter   13820   OUR PRICE: £57.95

EASIVIEW 1.7x

EASIVIEW 1.7x – £19.95

EASIVIEW 1.7x

Large magnification area (145 x 105 mm). Hanging the “EasiView” around the neck allows for the magnifier to sit on your chest, leaving your hands free to work. The large lens also makes this product ideal for reading.
Magnification: 1.7x / +3dpt   5820   OUR PRICE: £19.95

COIL STAND x6

COIL STAND x6 – £34.95

COIL STAND x6

The Hi-power fixed stand magnifier from CTP Coil Ltd, with a cantilever head for maximum ambient light.
Magnification: 6x / +20dpt   Lens size: 50mm diameter   4206   OUR PRICE £34.95

COIL STAND x3

COIL STAND x3 – £54.95

COIL STAND x3

The Hi-power fixed stand magnifier from CTP Coil Ltd, with an adjustable head for maximum ambient light.
Magnification: 3x / +8dpt   Lens size: 81mm diameter   5213   OUR PRICE: £54.95

BRIGHTFIELD 50/65/80mm

BRIGHTFIELD 50/65/80mm from £34.95 – £62.95

BRIGHTFIELD 50/65/80mm

This round, dome shaped magnifier helps to increase the illumination of the visual field by guiding all available light onto the page. Protective pouch also supplied.
Magnification: 1.8x   Lens size: 50mm diameter
93067 OUR PRICE: £34.95
Lens size: 65mm diameter
93068 OUR PRICE: £49.95
Lens size: 80mm diameter
93069 OUR PRICE: £62.95

BAR MAGNIFIER 2x

BAR MAGNIFIER 2x – £19.95

BAR MAGNIFIER 2x (43220)

This magnifying ruler is made of pure optical plastic, it’s design also incorporates a handle for comfortable use. It provides 2x magnification and is perfect for reading and following lines of text.
Magnification: 2x   Dimensions: 165mm x 20mm   43220   OUR PRICE: £19.95

SHORT FOCUSED MONOCULARS

SHORT FOCUSED MONOCULARS – £94.95

SHORT FOCUSED MONOCULARS

Fine quality short focus monocular that can be focused from approximately 14 inches to infinity. To focus, simply turn tube either clockwise or counter clockwise. Supplied in soft pouch with neck strap and lens cloth.
Magnification: 4x   170   OUR PRICE: £94.95