About 1.6X magnification. A cylinder of plastic, rest it on the page, slide it down. The magnifying part measures 160mm (6.5 inches) long X 24mm (1 inch) across; there is also a little 'inset' at the end, 6X magnification, 15mm diameter.
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Magnification / lens size in mm: 1.6X 160X24
Field of view: It rests exactly on the page and is almost flat, so the field of view is exactly 160mm X 24mm.
Lens material: plastic
Origin / brand: Imported by us from China.
Presentation: printed cardboard box
Generally, these are for reading text on anything flat, e.g. a book, magazine or newspaper resting on a table; they are designed to rest on the page, to save you the effort of holding it above the text (which is very tiring if you're reading an entire book).
Specifically, handy to carry in a bag, just in case you have to read a menu while you are out, or the small print on a form.
Particularly good for dyslexics who like to read, but find that their eyes keep 'wandering' - it has a fine 'guide line'.
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With most magnifiers* magnification and working distance are related. Download our Excel sheet, enter a magnification to see the resulting working distance, enter a working distance to see the resulting magnification.
* excluding surgeons-type, digital & phone magnifiers, and microscopes.
Our returns policy (return any item you don't like, within 14 days) still applies, but if you return just some of a bulk order, and what you keep doesn't entitle you to the bulk discount, we will allow for this when issuing the refund / alternative items.
When returning bulk-discount items you must pay the postage; break if you request alternative items, postage is chargeable.
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