A magnifier is a magnifying glass that magnifies using a convex lens (a lens with thin edges and a thick centre). The shape of a convex or biconvex lens bends the rays inward. This creates and enables a magnified view when viewed through the lens. 

Traditional magnifiers have a round lens attached to the frame that holds the lens and a handle that allows the user to hold the lens at a comfortable distance and the lens at the focal length. 


Handheld Magnifiers 

 Handheld Magnifiers are one of the most common types of magnifiers on the market and will be familiar to most people. Portable magnifiers typically have a handle attached to the lens that can display objects such as text and images. This is because the user has the option to adjust the distance between the lens and the object. 

 Stand Magnifier 

 A stand magnifier is usually required for long-term reading. The stand magnifier is a plus lens that attaches to a leg that fixes the distance from the lens to the object. They work on the principle of increasing angle and relative distance. 

 Hands-free loop 

 Hands-free magnification is an important category and may be needed for a variety of reasons. Users may experience hand tremors and reduced dexterity. This means that the handheld magnifier is difficult to use or you need to free both hands on the task. B. When sewing or painting complex models. Whatever your task, Associated Optical has a broad portfolio of hands-free expansion to help you. 

 Digital Magnifier 

The Digital Magnifier is a device that captures text or objects and displays them on the screen. The user can then resize the text or object and use the device’s controls to interact with the image on the screen. Features include enhanced contrast, inverted colours, and false colours. 


The loupe is often used to help people with vision problems. Glass is a type of magnifying glass that corrects problems ranging from myopia and hyperopia to astigmatism. A magnifying glass can be attached to a tripod to form a microscope that scientists, chemists, and biologists can use to conduct research. Microscopes are also used in medical research and medical laboratories to examine blood and other body fluids and tissues. 

The microscope is used at work by professionals such as jewellers and photographers. Jewellers evaluate gems with a so-called magnifying glass consisting of three different magnifying lenses mounted on a plastic cylinder. Many people use the magnifying glass at home for hobbies, crafts, and other daily activities. Coin collectors use a magnifying glass to identify coin wear and determine its value. Stamp collectors use a magnifying glass to check the condition and authenticity of stamps.