Compact Lighted MagnifierBy Caviness, Rochelle; Large Print Reviews,
Publication Date: January 2002
Article provides a review of a compact, lighted magnifier from Bausch & Lomb. The device has a powered optical acrylic lens that measures 2 inches by 2 inches and magnifies objects to twice their size. The magnifier is contained in a protective compact case that also serves as a handle. In order to engage the magnifier, two buttons located on either side of the case must be depressed. Both buttons are raised and very easy to locate by touch. Once the buttons are pressed, the magnifier will pop out. To turn on the light, the buttons must simply be pressed a second time. The author contends that the device’s small size makes it perfect for people with low vision to take it to the store to read labels, and to read menus in restaurants. As it is lighted, the magnifier is also useful in low-light situations or for reading maps in a vehicle at night. The author was also impressed with the magnifier’s sturdy construction and portability.
Published by: Large Print Reviews (Website:http://www.largeprintreviews.com)
Link to text: http://www.largeprintreviews.com/compactmag.html