Surgeons-type, 2.5X magnification, long working distance.
As with all the 'surgeons-type' magnifiers, these are made of two tiny telescopes rather than 'simple' lenses, which is the only way to give a (relatively) high power with a long working distance. And the optical quality really is spectacular.
Q. if these are 'surgeons magnifiers' why are they so incredibly cheap?
A. The lenses are fixed. That is good, you don't have to spend time adjusting them for your eyes...but if they do not line up with your particular eyes, they simply will not work for you - you will have to return them to us (within 14 days). Also, if you drop or twist them and they go out of alignment (which causes eye-strain or a double-image) there is no adjustment to get them back to the way they were.
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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.