Did you know that May is Healthy Vision Month? This time of year, the National Eye Institute, the CDC and other institutions promote healthy vision by encouraging people to have regular checkups and to remember the importance of family history. Furthermore, there are strategies you can use to protect your eyes, such as wearing sunglasses or using vision aids to reduce eye strain.
According to medicinenet.com, eye strain, properly called asthenopia, is a phenomenon that should be avoided in order to maintain eye health. While proper lighting and prescription glasses help to reduce eye strain, over-the-counter vision aids, such as reading glasses and magnifying glasses, can also help a great deal.
Below are some of our best magnifying glasses. You might consider buying a magnifying glass if you have an eye disease, such as macular degeneration, or if you simply have trouble seeing things up close. A magnifying glass is a flexible, convenient aid for those tedious activities we do every day. As a bonus, they also bring an old-fashioned charm to your desk!
The classic look
The Ultra Optix LED 5 inch Round 2.5X Magnifier is our most classic-looking magnifying glass. While it may look traditional, it is a state-of-the-art product with a built-in LED light for use in the dark or to prevent the shadowing effect of the magnifying glass. Also, the lens is lightweight for easy use for those with hand arthritis or other conditions.
A closer look
The Ultra Optix Round LED Lighted 4X Magnifier has a greater magnification for a closer look at that fine print on your next appliance warranty! It also comes with the Ultra Optix built-in LED light but features a wider handle that those who need a larger form to grab and hold securely.
Hands-free magnifying glass
Knit, crochet or hold your copy of the latest New York Times Best Seller, all while looking through the Ultra Optix Over the Neck LED Lighted 2.5X Magnifier. As seen in the photo, this magnifying glass is worn around the neck and rests at a comfortable angle on the chest. This works great for those who need magnification but have conditions that severely limit the use of one or both hands.
The magnifying glass is as timeless as it is useful. This Healthy Vision Month, the magnifying glass may be the solution to your eye strain problems.