What strength magnifier do I need?

There are many types of magnifiers available.

It is very important that anyone using them understands and appreciates the potentials as well as the limitations of the full range available. Anyone with sight loss should have a low vision assessment before deciding on a magnifier.

You can find your local low vision service using the Sightline Directory and the keywords "low vision".

We've produced a top tips sheet on magnifiers which you can send to customers. Again, a low vision assessment is the best way to determine what magnifier you need, but these tips might still help. We also have a guide to magnifier sizes below:

For more information please also see our Making the most of your sight leaflet:

Find out about our range of magnifiers.

For more information about magnifiers or getting our factsheets and top tips in other formats please contact our helpline on:

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