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Donegan OSC OptiSIGHT Binocular Magnifying Visor, Blue

Model: 074210   |    Mpn: OSC BLUE   |    Ean: 0075452924419   |    PartNumber: OSC BLUE   |   Asin: B002Z37WPQ

The Donegan OSC OptiSIGHT is a hands-free, headband binocular magnifier that has an optical-grade, acrylic lens ground and polished into a prismatic lens, and is available in multiple dioptric strengths which provide a specific magnification power (X) at a specified focal length, or distance from object. This magnifier enhances the size and resolution of an object or image, and is commonly used for a variety of applications, such as jewelry-making, watch-making, needlework, artwork, electronic inspection, book-reading, print inspection, and stamp-collecting.

The OSC OptiSIGHT magnifier features replaceable binocular lenses that have beveled edges, and are mounted in an interchangeable plastic frame. An adjustable headband with a padded leather comfort band conforms to a variety of head sizes and provides comfort for hours of continuous use. The magnifier can be worn over prescription or safety eyeglasses. A durable, plastic visor tips up above the forehead when not in use. Spring-loaded pivot screws hold the visor in a raised or a forward-facing position. The magnifier comes in assorted body colors such as black, and blue. The magnifier weighs 0.58 lbs, and comes housed in a protective shell and carrying case. It has a one-year limited warranty.

Diopter (D) is a technical term for the measurement of the light curvature and thickness of a lens. A dioptric number and a magnification number are not the same thing. Diopter strength represents a specific magnification power (X). For example, a 5-diopter provides 2.5X magnification (at a distance of 8 ). The higher the diopter, the more magnification a lens can provide. As magnification increases, distance to the object (focal length), and field of view (diameter, or narrowness of view) decrease. Magnifiers and prescription eyeglasses have a diopter value, such as 1.5 or 2. The dioptric strength of an accessory lens, such as prescription eyeglasses or an eye loupe, must be added to the dioptric strength of the magnifier to calculate total magnification.

Magnifiers are devices used to enlarge the visual appearance of an object or image. Magnifiers come in a variety of styles such as hand-held, headband, standing, clip-on, eye loupe, and those that hang in a necklace form, or fit in a trouser pocket. Magnifiers are commonly made of plastic or glass. They can have one or more lenses with varying magnification abilities, and can have a binocular configuration with a single lens, or two separate lenses. They are sometimes used with LED or fluorescent light sources to help control viewing capabilities. Magnifier ability is often expressed as magnification at a specific length. For example, 1.75X at 14 means that when a magnifier is held at 14 from a viewer s eyes, the object will be magnified 1.75 times (X) its actual size. As magnification increases, viewing areas and focal length decrease. Magnifiers sometimes have a diopter number, expressed as + or - D, which is a measurement of strength (or power) of the lens. Some magnifiers are marked with a dioptric number on the lens. A high diopter number has a higher magnification than a low diopter number. Aspheric magnifiers, unlike spheric magnifiers,

Determining Magnification Diopter Magnification Focal length
(Distance from object)
Sample view 20/20 vision 20" (50.8cm) 2-diopter lens 1.50X 20" (50.8cm) 3-diopter lens 1.75X 14" (35.56cm) 4-diopter lens 2.00X 10" (25.4cm) 5-diopter lens 2.50X 8" (20.32cm) 7-diopter lens 2.75X 6" (15.24cm) 10-diopter lens 3.50X 4" (10.16cm) offers less distortion. Magnifiers are widely used in jewelry inspection and fabrication, watch- making, needlework, artwork, reading, print inspection, and stamp-collecting.

Donegan Optical manufactures and distributes precision visual devices for hobbyists and professionals in industry, home, office and crafts applications. The company was founded in 1952 and is headquartered in Lenexa, Kansas.

What s in the Box?

OSC OptiSIGHT magnifier Fitted, plastic, carrying case Instruction manual

Features

  • Blue color headband binocular visor with three magnifying lens plates for hands-free viewing
  • Interchangeable lens plates provide 3X, 4X, and 5X magnification
  • Optical-grade acrylic prismatic lenses for improved focus and reduced eye strain
  • Visor tension-adjustment knobs allow visor to tilt out of way when not needed
  • Can be worn over prescription or safety eyeglasses
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Brand: Donegan Optical   |   Manufacturer: Donegan Optical

Item Dimensions: 12 x 7.75 x 2.25 inches (30.5 x 19.7 x 5.7 cm)   |   Package Dimensions: 1.81 x 7.32 x 11.54 inches (4.6 x 18.6 x 29.3 cm)

Amazon Price: $26.93 | as of 08/25/2019(12:03am pst)
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  #2

BoldWriter 20 Pen - Easy-to-See Bold-Point - Black

 Ean: 0612750212574   |    PartNumber: 45520B   |   Asin: B01MTEHCGH

If you're going to write, write boldly . . . The Reizen BoldWriter 20 Pen is a notably smooth writer that creates EASY-TO-SEE and READ, highly-visible, crisp, bold, black lines, making it ideal for the visually impaired and those with low vision. The BoldWriter 20 Pen doesn't smudge or bleed through most paper. It's just what you need for large-print calendar appointment entries, making labels, writing notes, shopping lists, and more. The cap has a handy clip, convenient for shirt pockets or to attach to paperwork. The exclusive ink formulation provides high-contrast, rich black ink that flows smoothly from the bold point. The BoldWriter 20 is the high-visibility pen for those with low vision. The BoldWriter 20 Pen's barrel provides just the right amount of surface area to grip, making it easier to hold than many other pens. Shortly after using the BoldWriter 20 Pen, it will most likely become your favorite go-to pen. You'll probably wonder how you made do without it. And perhaps best of all, this superior-quality, non-toxic pen is Made in the USA. BoldWriter 20 Pen is a registered trademark.

Features

  • This replacement for the discontinued 20/20 Pen is easy-to-see and read with incredibly vivid, high-visibility, black ink
  • Quick-Drying - NO smudges and doesn't bleed through paper
  • Bold point produces highly legible line width - ideal for low vision and visually impaired
  • Easy-to-grip design - great for seniors and those with dexterity issues
  • Superior Quality - Made in the USA
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Brand: Reizen   |   Manufacturer: Reizen

Amazon Price: $1.29 | as of 08/25/2019(12:03am pst)
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PROW Golden 1-3/4 Inch Optical 5X Pendant Necklace Magnifier Magnifying Glass Loupe for Reading Fine Print, Zooming, Increase Vision and Jewelry Inspection

 Ean: 0717390617762   |    PartNumber: 8X   |   Asin: B072LY2QPL

Description:
Everyone will grow old, and our eyesight will also grow weak as time goes on, but we are still eager to use our eyes to feel our living environment, explore our world more clearly.
New and high quality ,magnifying glass is the best gift to the aged, 5X magnification are great to meet the requirements of olders.
Many different use - Perfect for reading fine print, phone numbers, arts & crafts projects, etc.

Specifications:
Lens Diameter: 42mm
Chain length: approx. 91cm Magnification: 5x Magnifier
Color: Golden
Package Size: 135*72*10mm
Lens Material: Metal, optical glass
Weight: 24g

Package Includes:
1 * 5X Jewelry Loupe Magnifier

Features

  • Powerful 5x magnification glass lens.
  • 1-3/4 Optical quality glass lens, so you can carry it around with no hassle.
  • Elegant 36 inch chain allows you to always keep your magnifier at hand anytime you need it.
  • Compact design convenient for your family, office and travel use.
  • Great Elderly Gift:clear magnifying lens great for seniors, excellent for small print on coupons, prescription and leisurely reading.
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Brand: PROW®   |   Manufacturer: PROW®

Item Dimensions: 0.39 x 2.83 x 5.31 inches (1.0 x 7.2 x 13.5 cm)   |   

Amazon Price: $5.69 | as of 08/25/2019(12:03am pst)
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  #4

Low Vision Loose Paper with Binder Holes-Special Four-Pack

 Ean: 0612750207853   |    PartNumber: 2078554   |   Asin: B000YL1YYG

Our money-saving offer gives you four shrink-wrapped packages of 100 sheets per pad for a total of 400 long-lasting sheets. Spend less time shopping and more time writing when you already have your paper handy This special two-sided writing paper made for those with low vision has bold black lines that are 3/4 apart. Sheets have holes to fit any standard binder and measure 8-1/2 x 11. Product dimensions (imperial): 8.5 inch H x 11 inch L Product dimensions (metric): 215.90 mm H x 279.40 mm L

Features

  • Always have paper on hand
  • Paper is lined on both sides
  • Thick black lines are a wide 3/4 inch apart
  • Sheets can fit into any standard binder
  • Size: 8-1/2 x 11 - Loose paper
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Brand: MaxiAids   |   Manufacturer: MaxiAids

Item Dimensions: 8.5 x 0 x 11 inches (21.6 x 0.0 x 27.9 cm)   |   Package Dimensions: 2 x 8.5 x 11.2 inches (5.1 x 21.6 x 28.4 cm)

Amazon Price: $9.99 | as of 08/25/2019(12:03am pst)
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  #5

Typoscope with Signature Guide

 Ean: 0612750209284   |    PartNumber: 209281   |   Asin: B003IEDZ84

The Typoscope with Signature Guide is a handy, inexpensive tool that serves dual purposes for the blind and those with low vision. The typoscope screens out excess information and glare on a page, allowing the user to concentrate on the line they are reading. The signature guide provides a template that allows the user to focus the boundaries of the signature area for clearer, more precise signing. Made of lightweight yet sturdy black plastic measuring 5 x 8. The typoscope cut-out is 5/8 wide x 6 long. The signature guide cut-out is 1/2 wide x 2-1/2 long.

Features

  • Focus on the line you're reading
  • Sign your name with ease
  • Measures 5 x 8
  • Typoscope cut-out is 5/8 x 6
  • Signature guide is 1/2 x 2-1/2
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Brand: MaxiAids   |   Manufacturer: MaxiAids

Amazon Price: $1.99 | as of 08/25/2019(12:03am pst)
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  #6

Maddak Arthwriter Hand Aid

Model: 9263   |    Mpn: 9263   |    Ean: 0010315312316   |    PartNumber: 9263   |   Asin: B07BFQCH71

Versatile tool helps people with hand or finger disabilities to eat, write, groom and perform other daily activities.

Features

  • Particularly beneficial for anyone with arthritis, missing fingers or an arm in a cast
  • Provides a comfortable grip on a pen, pencil, razor, toothbrush or other utensil and can be used with many control sticks on motorized wheelchairs
  • Has a 3 (7.6 cm) diameter with a 3/4 (1.9 cm) hole through the center
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Brand: SP Ableware   |   Manufacturer: Ableware

Package Dimensions: 3 x 5.1 x 7.9 inches (7.6 x 13.0 x 20.1 cm)

First Available: 2018-03-13

Amazon Price: $10.99 | as of 08/25/2019(12:03am pst)
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PROW Double Deck Glass 35 X 50MM Repair Tool Handle Optics Magnifying Glass Loupe Magnifier for Jewelry and Watches Repairing

 Ean: 0717390617755   |    PartNumber: 35X   |   Asin: B0719SWDXN

Description:
New and high quality ,two optical glass lenses coating and high-strength metal alloys handle.
Great tool for appraise jewelry, coins, stamps and antiques etc.
Portable and stylish, lightweight, pocket size and easy to carry. Comes with a gift box for added protection.
Removable handle and tiny, perfect to have one in your pocket all the time.
when you don't use it currently, the lens can be retracted in shell.

Specifications:
Lens Diameter: 47mm
Magnification: 35x Magnifier
Color: Black
Handle Length: 73mm
Package Size: 101*79*40mm
Lens Material: optical glass
Weight: 156g

Package Includes:
1 x 35X Two Optical Glass Lenses Magnifier

Features

  • This is a very practical Loupe Magnifier in life, which is designed especially for extra sharpness and clarity.
  • It is so compact and lightweight that it can be easily put into your pocket wherever you go,you can use the Magnifier and magnify your world
  • It is made of high quality material, durable enough for your daily using, it is a sweet gift for grandfather and grandmother.
  • Quality lens for extra sharpness and clarity that you can get an extremely close view of the tiniest details.
  • Great product for appraise jewelry, coins, stamps, antiques, specially for inspecting those tiny objects
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Brand: PROW®   |   Manufacturer: PROW®

Item Dimensions: 1.57 x 3.11 x 3.98 inches (4.0 x 7.9 x 10.1 cm)   |   Package Dimensions: 1.6 x 3.2 x 3.8 inches (4.1 x 8.1 x 9.7 cm)

Amazon Price: $11.98 | as of 08/25/2019(12:03am pst)
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List Price: $23.23

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  #8

EA-STONE Women Oversized Metal Frame with Rhinestone Eye Glasses,Clear Lens Nerd Spectacles Stylish Glasses Party Glasses (Silver)

 Ean: 0662516911760   |   Asin: B07C2NQNWY


Specification:
Type: Eyeglasses
Material: Metal & PC
Size:
Total width: 14.7cm/5.79''
Lens Width: 6.4cm/2.52''
Frame height: 5.6cm/2.20''
Bridge: 1.4cm/0.55''
Leg length: 13.5cm/5.31''
Available colors: Pink,Gold,Silver
Quantity: 1 Pc
Note: 1.Transition: 1cm=10mm=0.39inch
2.Please allow 1-3cm error due to manual measurement. pls make sure you do not mind before you bid.
3.Due to the difference between different monitors, the picture may not reflect the actual color of the item. Thank you!

Package includes:
1 x Eyeglasses (without retail package)

Features

  • Material: Metal & PC.
  • Frame height: 5.6cm/2.20''.
  • Bridge: 1.4cm/0.55''.
  • Lens Width: 6.4cm/2.52''.
  • Leg length: 13.5cm/5.31''.Total width: 14.7cm/5.79''.
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Brand: EA-STONE   |   Manufacturer: EA-STONE

Amazon Price: $10.59 | as of 08/25/2019(12:03am pst)
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  #9

Sewell E-Z Write N Draw Raise Line Drawing Kit with Clip

 Ean: 0612750209727   |    PartNumber: 209723   |   Asin: B000YL5O74

Handy trace and touch writing set offers blind and low vision users a fun, convenient alternative to Brailling. Simply place sheet of tracing material, either aluminum foil or polyester film, over rubber-faced clipboard, and write/draw with stylus. Raised, tactile impression is readable on reverse of sheet. Perfect for on-the-spot notes, reminders, instructions. Great teaching tool for children; allows you to create educational games and designs. Includes 30, 8-1/2 x 11 foil sheets. Replacement foil sheets are available under #209752.

Features

  • Write and draw on included foil to make tactile images
  • Beige rubber-faced clipboard
  • 30 foil sheets and stylus is included
  • Mylar/plastic sheets may also be used (purchase separately)
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Brand: MaxiAids   |   Manufacturer: MaxiAids

Amazon Price: $32.95 | as of 08/25/2019(12:03am pst)
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  #10

EA-STONE Colorful Magnifying Glasses,Flip Down Lens Folding Eyeglasses Womens Makeup Reading Glasses (+2.0)

 Ean: 0619682197832   |   Asin: B07BXNLVL6


Color: Colorful
Material: Plastic+Resin
Strength: +1.5/+2.0/+2.5/+3.0/+3.5/4.0
Size: As the picture shows
Quantity: 1Pc

Note:

Size for manual measurement, there may be a 0 to 1 cm error, belongs to the normal phenomenon.
And due to the difference between different monitors, the picture may not reflect the actual color of the item. Thank you!

Package includes:
1Pc x Reading Glasses

Features

  • Make-up readers with switchable lens avoid any uneven makeup. When you try to makeup your left eyes, you need to switch the lens to your right, and vice versa.
  • Removable lens, convenient for use
  • Say Goodbye to uneven makeup, bright red cheeks and crooked lipstick
  • This product solves the problem of the elderly make-up-trouble. To help the elderly solve eyeliner, mascara, thrush, concealer and other makeup troubles. Easy to wear contact lenses Make you different and more beautiful.
  • For some of the larger female Age, visual acuity will decline, but attended some cases, make-up is still necessary, the eyes can help, and can be used as reading glasses.
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Brand: EA-STONE   |   Manufacturer: EA-STONE

Amazon Price: $4.69 | as of 08/25/2019(12:03am pst)
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  #11

LIGHTSPECS LP Ultra Bright LED Lighted Lightweight Rectangular Reading Glasses

Model: LP-2818   |    Mpn: LP-2818   |    Ean: 0811465002818   |    PartNumber: LP-2818   |   Asin: B009Z2QMAQ

Light Specs LP LED lighted reading glasses combine high quality, lightweight reading glasses with ultra-bright LED's concealed in the front face of the frames to provide just the right amount of light no matter what the task. These patterned and multi colored glasses will quench your desire for style and are perfect for reading in bed, working on crafts/hobbies or any other close up task. The LED's are canted inward to shine the light exactly where you need it without leaving any dark spots. The swinging battery door makes changing the batteries quick and easy with no tools necessary.

Features

  • High quality, lightweight reading glasses that have ultra bright LED's concealed in the front face of the frames
  • Perfect for reading, writing, working on hobbies or any other close up task needing light
  • LIGHTSPECS LED's are canted inward to shine the light exactly where you need it without leaving any dark spots
  • Provides light output of 32 Lumens of light with Battery life of up to 50 hours (Batteries included & replaceable)
  • Polycarbonate frame & lenses combine high quality, lightweight reading glasses with ultra-bright LED's
  • Guaranteed & Backed by the Panther Vision LIGHTSPECS Limited Lifetime Warranty
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Brand: Panther Vision   |   Manufacturer: Panther Vision LLC

Item Dimensions: 1 x 1 x 6.5 inches (2.5 x 2.5 x 16.5 cm)   |   Package Dimensions: 1.1 x 2 x 7.4 inches (2.8 x 5.1 x 18.8 cm)

First Available: 2018-02-16

Amazon Price: $6.56 | as of 08/25/2019(12:03am pst)
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Bold Line Paper Pad in Neon Yellow with Black Lines - 90 Sheets

 PartNumber: 209197   |   Asin: B01N76A83Z

Boldest Lines and Largest Writing Spaces Available! Writing on standard lined paper can be extremely difficult. It's hard to see the thin lines (usually in light blue ink), and the lines are so close together that only small writing fits between them. And reading what's written on them can be even more of a challenge. Our Bold Line Writing Paper in Neon Yellow with Thick Black Lines is the perfect solution to this problem. It has extra bold black lines that are easier to see than standard writing paper, and super-sized (approx. 3/4-in.) spaces between lines, making both writing and reading easier. FEATURES & SPECIFICATIONS: - 8.5" x 11" bold lined paper - 1 pad of 90 sheets in neon yellow with bold black lines - Approximately 0.75-inch (3/4") writing space between lines - 13 printed lines per page - Lines are printed on both sides of the page - No holes Product Measurements: 8.5" x 11"

Features

  • 8.5" x 11" paper in neon yellow with bold black lines
  • 90 sheets included in pad
  • Approx. 3/4 writing space between lines
  • 13 lines per page (printed on both sides paper)
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Brand: MaxiAids   |   Manufacturer: MaxiAids

Amazon Price: $5.25 | as of 08/25/2019(12:03am pst)
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List Price: $6.95

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