A visulette looks like a glass paper weight and is very simple to use.
A strip magnifier is like a stretched out visulette and is useful for moving down a page to systematically read test.
Visulettes and strip magnifiers have a set focal distance and sit on the page. These magnifiers are only available in low magnification.
Using a visulette or strip magnifier
- If you have reading glasses, put them on (unless otherwise instructed).
- Stand the magnifier flat on the page. The print will be in focus, but if you raise the magnifier off the page the print will blur.
- Use natural light or a reading lamp. Position the lamp close to the magnifier so that the light shines through the magnifying lens onto the page without causing a reflection off the surface of the magnifier.
- Keep the magnifier flat on the page and slide it across the page to read.