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Principal use would be to do simple gunsmithing work. It would be important to me that it would be comfortable and have good magnification. I am not sure if variable magnification is best or just the strength of good reading glasses. Thanks
 
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I have an Optivisor which has interchangeable lenses. There is a lighting option which I do not have so I can't comment on that but I've been very satisfied with the Optivisor.
 
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swing by the local sewing center, they will have two or three for you to try out.

$8.00 to $30.00





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Check to see if you have a low vision center in your area. The blind have some pretty good shit for helping use what you have left. Google Maxiaides (sp) wife gets some stuff from them


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Are there any other suggestions? Could really use some help here. I cant find a low vision center or sewing center locally. Thanks
 
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I've seen headset magnifiers at both Home Depot and Harbor Freight but I don't own or have experience with either one.
 
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I have one FiveJoy brand that I got off Amazon last September. I don't use it a lot but it is very effective and comfortable to wear.


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Google jewelers visor for an almost unlimited supply of what you're looking for. As to light I just make sure I have enough lumes in my work area.


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This one looks pretty good to me.

https://www.amazon.com/Carson-...words=jewelers+visor



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Thanks guys. I will check out the additional suggestions.
 
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Originally posted by FiveFiveSixFan:
I have an Optivisor which has interchangeable lenses. There is a lighting option which I do not have so I can't comment on that but I've been very satisfied with the Optivisor.


I also have an Optivisor, and this lighting system for it:

https://www.amazon.com/Quasar-...visors/dp/B0058ECQ46

Instead of one light on top like the actual Optivisor light, which can cast shadows, it has 6 LEDs arrayed around the lenses. Works great.

I have mainly used it for soldering and desoldering small SMD electronic components in audio equipment.
 
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I forgot to add, I have this one. It can be made to work, but is a complete POS. You have been warned.



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