I tried three different magnifiers. I wear progressive lens trifocals and I have for years. I a hand held magnifier with a Glass lens that is 2 inches in diameter. It is 20 years old and very scratched. It fits neatly in my shirt pocket and has traveled a lot and been dropped a lot. No one seems to make this device anymore. The new hand held's are usually plastic lens and most are much bigger. So I tired this Bausch & Lomb Compact Lighted Magnifier, 2x and VisAcuity Wallet Light Magnifier Card and 3X 6X LED Illuminated Magnifier Card Shaped Reading Magnifying Glass, Silver by Merax.
By Far the BEST is 3X 6X LED Illuminated Magnifier Card Shaped Reading Magnifying Glass, Silver by Merax!
The Bausch & Lomb Compact Lighted Magnifier, 2x is too heavy and bulky. And as one other reviewer noted the light does not come on as it is supposed to. This device is far too awkward for the way I use a magnifier. It is my opinion that the cheap plastic case will have a very short life with any use at all. This was the most expensive at $10.90. My opinion $1.00 would be more fair. Oh, I got free shipping on this item on Super Saver.
The VisAcuity Wallet Light Magnifier Card is in my opinion a TOTAL RIP-OFF~!~!~!~!~!~! It cost $5.49 plus $5.47 shipping for a total of $10.96. My opinion, this item should be a FREE give away. I will NEVER use it. My opinion it is a total piece of junk~!~!~! And the flimsy plastic case is like plastic wrap. My opinion, this item Should NEVER be purchased~!~!~!
The BEST in my opinion is the 3X 6X LED Illuminated Magnifier Card Shaped Reading Magnifying Glass, Silver by Merax. One cost me $4.49 plus $4.98 shipping for a total of $9.47. This item is Worth it~!~!~!~!~!~! So I ordered 10 at $4.49 each. Shipping was $13.86 minus a promotion of $6.74 for a net shipping cost of $7.12. So 10 are costing me a total of $52.02. Now I am set. I have one to carry and some to spot around my place and Spares~!~!~!~!~!~!