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8X35 Schweizer model 144282, reader with light, handheld + rest-on-page

8X35 Schweizer model 144282, reader with light, handheld + rest-on-page

Ref: sch-8X35

43.50 Including VAT



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From the German company Schweizer, 8X35 (8X magnification with a 35mm diameter lens).

A small illuminated magnifier with a very high magnification for reading, designed for those with very severe eye problems. Unlike the larger sizes you need to move your eye close to the lens, and you will only see one or two words at a time - HOWEVER, the clarity of the lens and the brightness of the light will enable many nearly-blind users to read, whereas you the image would be too fuzzy to read with a cheap lens of this magnification.

For 'general use' (rather than a reader for the partially-sighted) it will show really tiny detail in negatives, tell-tale marks in stamps and coins that might indicate forgeries, you could even use it for PCB inspection.

Can be used as a handheld magnifier, but it is also designed so that it can rest on the page (more comfortable for prolonged reading). Very bright LED light.

Click on the picture to see a some larger pictures, notice the view of some print through the lens, we have not 'enhanced' the photo to make it look larger, this is exactly how it looks through the lens.

Read all about magnification and how to choose a magnifier, click here.

Save 20% if you are registered blind or partially-sighted, download a form here. (will open as a Word document).

Magnification / lens size in mm: 8X35

Field of view: Vertically: about three lines. Horizontally: one or two words.

Light: LED

Lens material: Plastic

Origin / brand: from Schweizer, Germany

Presentation / extras: nice box

Power: three AA batteries (supplied)


Why is the price is so low? (the retail price is over £60.00).

Because we bought a 'job lot' of Schweizer magnifiers from a large company - they bought them from Schweizer (i.e. these ARE genuine!) then decided not to deal in optics.

This does mean that once these have gone there will be no more!


To see the full range of Schweizer magnifiers designed for the partially sighted, type "sch" into the search bar at the top of the page, click Q. and select one you fancy.

For all qualities of hand magnifiers (from £2.00) see magnifiers with handles or there's the flat-plastic-sheet type (from £1.50) under fresnel magnifiers or (for occasional 'emergency' use) a pocket-size folding magnifier.

A linen tester folds flat, opens into a square, usually for examining linen, stamps, coins etc, though you might wish to try the largest size for reading if you need a large-ish magnifier that folds flat; the small stand magnifiers are powerful high quality lenses for stamps, postcards, coins etc, they are certainly the most powerful but you'll only be able to read one short word at a time; the large stand magnifiers tend to be bench magnifiers for engineers (with mains-powered lights), these ARE suitable for reading but are 'over-the-top' - I have shown them to a few partially-sighted people and they have all said, "It's HUGE! I can't use that!!" - which is a pity, because they are certainly large enough to see most of a page at once.


Save 20% if you are registered blind or partially-sighted, download a form here. (will open as a Word document).


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