Feb 062014
Do Fluorescent Magnifying Lamps Offer Better Quality Light?

There are essentially two types of magnifying lamp that one can use – the Fluorescent Lamp and the Light Emitting Diode (LED) lamp. In this article, we’ll look at the ones that use fluorescent tubes to generate light. These are not just ordinary lamps with a magnifying glass attached. They are precision engineered magnification aids [...]

Apr 172014
The Donegan DA-5 Headband Magnifier Rocks

Essentially, the Donegan DA-5 OptiVISOR is a precision binocular headband magnifier which permits unrestricted user efficiency while reducing eye strain. The principal benefit of the Optivisor over magnifying lamps is that it leaves both hands free and allows three dimensional vision. As it’s a headband, it can be worn over prescription or safety eyeglasses. Operation [...]

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Apr 122014
Improve Your Crochet With Magnifying Lamps

In the art of crochet, the crochet hook dances in and out of the loops, weaving the yarn into beautiful patterns. Crochet requires vision- both creative and biological. Since you are reading this article, you most probably posses the former but are limited by your eyesight. This article discusses lighted magnifiers for crochet as a [...]

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Mar 192014
What Is A Jewelers Loupe?

When a diamond’s being graded, every little detail has got to be carefully inspected by a jeweler to ensure that it’s correctly valued. If any inclusions or blemishes are left unnoticed, then it’s likely going to lead to the valuation being incorrect. That is why jewelers use a specially designed magnifying glass, which is called [...]

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Mar 132014
How To Reduce Eye Strain Whilst Reading

If too much reading or strenuous desk work is straining your eyes and giving you constant headaches, then instead of buying a brighter and fancier version of a reading lamp, why not consider investing in a magnifier lamp? It is essentially a magnifying glass with an independent light source. Put simply, a they allow you [...]

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Mar 102014
Headband Magnifiers - Pros and Cons

Taking a look at the various advantages and disadvantages that headband magnifiers have to offer makes it easier to make an informed decision, particularly if you’re looking to spend some of that hard earned cash! Some tasks are better suited to this type of magnifier. It’s generally preferred for any work that requires using both [...]

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Mar 042014
What Is Diabetic Retinopathy?

Our vision is precious to us. Unfortunately, there are a lot of diseases and conditions that may eventually lead to poor vision or even vision loss. It is known that diabetes may lead to poorer vision. The condition associated with poor vision and vision loss in diabetic patients is known as diabetic retinopathy. This is [...]

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Feb 252014
The Truth About Macular Degeneration

Macular degeneration is the leading cause of vision loss and blindness among people who are over 65 years of age. It’s often called age related macular degeneration or AMD/ARMD for short. Individuals affected by this condition often lose their central vision (the macula – responsible for seeing fine detail) because their retina is damaged, but [...]

Feb 022014
Magnifying Lamps: The Basics

If you regularly read newspapers and books or are frequently engaged in hobby crafts such as sewing or embroidery it’s highly likely that you could benefit from a lamp that uses magnification. Reading and focusing on small text and close up details of hobby craft can cause a great deal of stress on the eyes [...]