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Hello all, I hate to admit it, but my eyes just aren't what they used to be. I do alot of reading and most of my crafting is very detail oriented. Currently, I have been making miniatures with polymer clay, machine sewing, and lots of bead work (seed bead size.)

I recently had my annual eye exam---nothing unusual going on, just the normal effects of aging. The doctor adjusted my prescription a bit, and the new glasses help, but I'm looking for some kind of magnifying supplement to use along with my bifocals for the very fine detail work. I don't even know where to start. What do you all use as a visual aid? I'm thinking of some kind of device to clip onto my eyeglasses, as opposed to a tabletop type magnifier. What else is there? If anyone could share some ideas of what works for them, that will at least give me a direction to head.

Thanks so much for any suggestions!! Craft On!

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I have magnifying glasses that clip over my trifocals. They work well for detailed work. I also have a lamp with a flip out magnifier. I don't like that as well since I have to keep my work under the magnifier - doesn't alow me to move around.
 
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Thanks, KBlue, I think I'm going to go with the clip on magnifier, too. I agree about the lamp with the magnifier. I craft all over the place and being confined to a tabletop wouldn't work for me, either. Thanks for the input!
 
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This is what we use, and have done so for years. It is the best I've found.
http://www.bing.com/shopping/s...sor&FORM=HURE#x0y707
 
Posts: 1894 | Location: Indiana | Registered: Oct 12, 2003Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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KBlue, where can I find the clip on magnifier? That would work great for my husband, who has very bad eye sight.

Farmerswife, those look great, but I know he wouldn't try those.
 
Posts: 1402 | Location: Dobson, North Carolina | Registered: Oct 06, 2006Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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There is also a larger magnifier that hangs on a cord and can rest on one's chest? It can work for close sewing.

Like these on Amazon.
http://www.amazon.com/s/?ie=UT...ef=pd_sl_athm8pjux_b
 
Posts: 9429 | Location: Plains & Mountains | Registered: Jun 08, 2003Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I have one like this , but it doesn't have a light. And it really works good for close up work.

Jean

p.s. sorry about it being so big and ignore the words around the cord. (The cord hangs around the neck)

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Posts: 9961 | Location: Southern Michigan | Registered: Jan 07, 2004Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I've used these for yrs. and I do a lot of small beading.
https://www.google.com/#q=mag+...5f7&biw=1280&bih=578


Carlene
 
Posts: 1372 | Location: NE.Ok zone 6b | Registered: Oct 09, 2011Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Thanks everybody! These all look like terrific ideas. Now I definitely see that I have some good options. Thank you all so much!!
 
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