Every use for magnifying products that you can think of and more...

So, what can you do with magnifying products?

Have a look and see if I've missed any uses of magnifiers.

Hmmm… How long is a piece of string? Or should I say how long is a beam of light?! What are magnifiers used for? Here are some ideas off the top of my head...

dog with glasses

To make objects appear closer. That much is obvious! That’s the main thing magnifiers are for. But what kind of specific magnifying applications are they used for?

How about the following? Click through on any of the links on magnifying uses (as I build them) to find out more information.


  • Jewelry eyepieces (or jewellery if you speak British English!)
  • Loupes are used for surgery, dentists and other detailed work.
  • Forensics – where microscopes, magnifying glasses and cameras with macro lenses are used.
  • Promotional items to advertise your company.
  • Magnifying safety glasses and goggles.


  • Software based virtual magnifiers and physical screen magnifiers that help users with low vision see their monitor screens better.


  • Aids for magnifying the rear view of a vehicle when reversing.


  • Products that make it easier to see a TV screen.
  • Magnifying lamps, e.g. floor standing or table top, clip on for crafts and hobbies. , such as needlepoint, cross stitch, tapestry, painting toys, model making, electronics, etc.
  • Credit card sized magnifiers to fit in your purse, wallet or pocket – handy for when you are out and about.
  • Head mounted magnifier products for your hobby where both hands are needed, such as fishing.
  • Handy folding or pocket sized magnifying gadgets for puzzles and other activities with small text.
  • Magnifying goggles.
  • Binoculars, spotting scopes and monoculars for bird watching and other outdoor pursuits.

Time / Watches

  • Magnifiers to help you see your watch better if you have low vision.

Health and beauty – makeup, shaving

  • Magnifying products such as vanity mirrors, glasses and lamps for putting makeup on if you have low vision.
  • Tweezers with a magnifier.

Photography and Cameras


  • Magnifying ruler.
  • Standing or desktop magnifying lamp.
  • Magnifying glass.


  • Glasses.
  • Magnifying glass.
  • Bookmark with a magnifying lens.
  • Magnifying sheet.


  • Reading glasses.
  • Clip on magnifiers.
  • Magnifying sunglasses.

Playing and exploring

  • Pre-school children.
  • Magnifying glass.
  • Bug collector and magnifier.
  • Binoculars and telescopes.
  • Hobby microscopes.
  • Compasses with magnifiers for map reading and orienteering.

Science and research

  • Microscopes.
  • Skin analyzer magnifier.
  • Light box with magnifier.
  • Telescopes.

Object d'Art

  • Antiques and beautiful objects.
  • Magnifying necklace / pendant.

What else…?

  • Magnifying glasses can also be used to set fire to things!

Do you think I have missed anything or any uses for magnifying products? Get in touch with me here to let me know.

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