This Fancii magnifying glass set contains one handle and 3 interchangeable heads of different magnification strengths. Each head has built in lights.
Who it’s suitable for:
This package solution is a great option for someone with mild vision loss, who needs to read font of varying sizes. For example, perhaps you read large print books and only need a small amount of magnification for them, but when reading the print in the newspaper you need a stronger magnifying glass.
It is also a good option for people who’s vision varies from time to time. Many people, for example, find that their eyes tire towards the end of the day, so may benefit from using the stronger magnifying lens then.
Who it’s NOT suitable for:
It is NOT suitable for people with moderate or severe vision loss. They will need stronger magnification than this. In that case, try looking at the digital magnifiers.
It is NOT suitable for people with dexterity problems. Some seniors can have difficulty pressing in the buttons to change the heads. This is okay if you don’t need to change the magnifying heads regularly, or have someone to help you change them. If you do need to use different sized magnifying glasses in one day and don’t have good dexterity, consider buying multiple magnifying glasses instead of a set that only comes with one handle.
After more than 1,000 reviews on Amazon this magnifying glass set is rated at 4.5 stars. It is a great product if matched with the right people.
About the Fancii Magnifying Glass Set
This set provides 3 heads containing magnifying lenses of differing strengths. Each of them is illuminated with LED lights.
- The lens with the largest diameter (3.5″) has the mildest magnification of 2x. This will approximately double the size of what you look at through the lens and is suitable for people with mild vision loss. It has a focal length of 8.5″. (This means it focuses best when you hold it 8.5″ away from the page.)
- The second lens is slightly smaller in diameter (3″) but slightly stronger in magnification strength. It has a focal length of 4.5″ and provides magnification of 3.5x. This would be good for someone with mild vision loss to use when reading particularly small writing.
- The smallest lens (1.5″) is the strongest lens. It has a focal length of 1.5″ and magnifies 10x. This magnification strength is suitable for someone with moderate vision loss.
Changing the heads
To change the heads, first remove the head currently attached to the handle. This is done by pressing the buttons either side of the head where it connects to the handle. After that’s removed, simply slide on the head you want to use until it clicks into place.
This process is relatively straight-forward for people with good dexterity.
For people who have a poor sense of touch, as well as poor vision, it can be very challenging. In this case, it would be better to buy multiple magnifying glasses rather than a set that only contains one handle.
The benefits of getting a set of magnifying glasses
- If you need to read font of varying sizes you can switch the head to the one that is most comfortable for the task. For example, perhaps you read large print books and only need a small amount of magnification for them, but when reading the print in the newspaper you need a stronger magnifying glass.
- If your vision varies from time to time you can change the magnifying head as you need to. Many people, for example, find that their eyes tire towards the end of the day, so may benefit from using the stronger magnifying lens then.
- You can share between multiple people who need different levels of magnification.
- As your vision deteriorates this set will last longer, without having to go out and buy a new magnifying glass. So it is an economical option.
A magnifying glass with light
I always recommend getting a magnifying glass with light, as this improves reading results significantly. Each of the heads in this magnifier set contains 2 energy efficient LED lights. They are powered with 3 AAA batteries which go in the handle. The batteries are not included.
This lighted magnifying glass is compact and stylish. It has an ergonomically designed handle with padding to ensure better grip and comfort. There are 2 color options, with either a black handle or a pretty pale blue handle.
It is made with quality materials, including a glass lens.
You are able to buy it online through Amazon and have it delivered to you. After more than 1,000 reviews on Amazon this set is rated as 4.5 stars. People have generally been very happy with this purchase. When bought through Amazon it comes with a money back satisfaction guarantee.