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I recently purchased a Carson Pro Magnifier Deluxe head visor with an LED light and after using it for a week or so thought I'd give you a review. It is a major improvement over the older magnifier visor I have used.

PROs: The visor is nicely packaged and comes with four different magnifiers with 1.5x, 2x, 2.5x, and 3x power. The magnifiers come in a plastic storage box complete with a lint-free wiping cloth.

The visor easily adjusts for your head size and the LED light can be angled to shine where needed. I like the ability to flip the magnifier up and down as needed without removing the visor.

So far I have only used the 1.5x lens and it has been very helpful in doing close up sign routing. Since the lens is away from your face you can still wear your regular glasses while using the visor.

CONs: The only con is that the visor seems a little hard around the head when you first put it on but once I start working I don't notice it.

I purchased it from Amazon for under $30. http://www.amazon.com/Carson-MagniVi...on+Optical+Pro
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Gaffboat, thanks for the review. I have been looking for one as I build custom fishing rods and tie flies. I have a lighted magnifier but I'm having to adjust it all the time plus it can get in the way. Is there any way you could pad the strap so it would be more comfortable? I'm thinking of a layer of craft foam; they come in such pretty colors! Edit: thanks for the link!

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Oliver... these lens' appear not to be bifocals, rather the entire lens magnify. Did you find that distracting at all?

I"m thinking they would be great for my inlay work...

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Oliver... these lens' appear not to be bifocals, rather the entire lens magnify. Did you find that distracting at all?

I"m thinking they would be great for my inlay work...
My regular glasses are the variable focus kind with no hard bifocal line and I had no difficulty using them with the magnifying lens. If you need to look away from the close work you can just flip the magnifier up out of the way.

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I recently purchased a Carson Pro Magnifier Deluxe head visor with an LED light and after using it for a week or so thought I'd give you a review. It is a major improvement over the older magnifier visor I have used.

PROs: The visor is nicely packaged and comes with four different magnifiers with 1.5x, 2x, 2.5x, and 3x power. The magnifiers come in a plastic storage box complete with a lint-free wiping cloth.

The visor easily adjusts for your head size and the LED light can be angled to shine where needed. I like the ability to flip the magnifier up and down as needed without removing the visor.

So far I have only used the 1.5x lens and it has been very helpful in doing close up sign routing. Since the lens is away from your face you can still wear your regular glasses while using the visor.

CONs: The only con is that the visor seems a little hard around the head when you first put it on but once I start working I don't notice it.

I purchased it from Amazon for under $30. http://www.amazon.com/Carson-MagniVi...on+Optical+Pro
Thanks for the review,posted web site, I just ordered one.
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Thanks for the review. I need these for damn near everything these days. *grumbles*
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I have a copy of the older visor with only one magnification power, don't know what that power is but it sounds like I need to order one like the one you are talking about as it sounds like a good up grade. Yeah, these issues of getting older were not in the brochure that I got earlier in life, most of the hype was along the lines of one's "Golden Years".

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@Jerry : As someone posted a while back, old age ain't for sissies.
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Amazon Prime even. Priced less than the set of replacement lenses.
Now regarding "Golden Years". A term created by doctors and/or portfolio managers. It refers to your Years but their Gold. Rub your chin on that one for a moment.

We now return to the regularly scheduled thread...
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