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Eschenbach 2.4X85 hand magnifier

Eschenbach 2.4X85 hand magnifier

Ref: Esch-85

Price: 47.50 (Including VAT)



Discontinued item, only a few remaiing.

Magnifier with handle, the best quality and the best compromise between a large lens (that would not be quite powerful enough for someone with severe sight problems) and a more powerful lens (which would then be far smaller). 2.4X magnification, 85mm diameter (Eschenbach are quite clear that this the diameter of the lens is 85mm, though by my ruler it's exactly 80mm - so take your choice).

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

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

Magnification / lens size in mm: 2.4X80

Field of view: Vertically: about ten lines. Horizontally: about six words.

Lens material: Plastic

Origin / brand: from Eschenbach Germany

{Applications / Quality}
Generally, readers are for reading text. That includes books, magazines and newspapers; maps and plans. Also good for the 'small print' on forms or the ingredients on food packets - providing it's not TOO small (or your close sight isn't VERY bad).

Specifically, the clarity to the very very edge of the lens is astounding, you don't have to struggle, an incredible lens designed for the partially-sighted.


To see the full range of Eschenbach magnifiers designed for the partially sighted, type "esch" 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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