Ive Been Looking for This for YEARS!
Ive bought and returned a few magnifying lights because they couldnt adjust to the angle I needed. This light is COMPLETELY adjustable! Also, the large magnifying area allows me to see much more of what Im working on than any other light out there. I LOVE this product, and highly recommend it!!!
I bought this for my aunt who suffers from macular degeneration. She is now able to do crossword puzzles, read the newspaper and do needlework again. This product has enabled her to return to many of the activities she thought she would never be able to enjoy again. It is wonderful!
Solution for small print
Good warning about not leaving it in the sunlight. The last, smaller magnifying lamp I had burned holes in my chair and afghan.
Great for reading newspaper and mail. Was surprised it worked so efficiently. Had my 91 year old dad use it for the weekend. Just ordered him one.
Good for me
Use for my needlework. Only wish it were a little taller.
Mom is reading again
User is a senior with parkinsons. The hands free magnification is great but the neck is difficult to bend.
brings reading back to the future
This is set up for the everyday reader.
Mom, now over 80, is really happy with it.
If it could have more metal parts, such as the
strech tube, I think it would last longer.
Excellent, my parents can read again!
My parents are in their 70s and were both starting to have trouble reading their newspapers and books, so I saw this product and figured Id get it for them, especially after a few other nice reviews on it. Well, it was perfect for them. My Dad almost tackled me the next time I came to visit them after they received it as a gift, and they both share it between each other during the day for reading different items. What a thoughtful, wonderful item. Thanks again!
Gift for my mom who has macular degeneration. She absolutely loves it. I had already bought her a new large print bible but she says she can read a whole page at a time now.
Fits in almost any decor
I need it to do my needlepoint. I used it last night for a manicure. I like it to read by.
I will be taking it with me out of town to a needlepoint workshop. I expect it will greatly admired...........its not 6 tall; it does nor require a screwdriver to put it together. Even I could figure out how to do it! I hope I have finally found the magnifying lamp that I will keep forever.
Purchased for my 90 year old mother who struggled daily to read the newspaper with her hand held magnifying glass. She did have to adjust to how she sat and held the paper since she was used to hunching over to get the light and glass in the right position. Now, she can sit back, put her feet up and relax while she reads. Excellant product
Full Page Magnifying lamp
It is a wonderful product, but too cumbersome for my 87 year old mother to manipulate as she maneuvered through her tiny apartment (she had to turn it around to get into her chair). Not usually a big deal, but to an 87 year old used to things being a "certain way", it was not easy to adapt.
Great reading aid!
I purchased this Magnifying Floor Lamp after reading user reviews. My hope was to enable my 93 year old Dad to continue being able to read as much as he was currently doing. He reads a book every day or so but gradually was limiting his reading due to poorer eyesight. He read with a handheld lighted magnifying lens for reading books , crossword puzzles and Jumbles but that becomes tiresome.
Its was a Christmas gift and he couldnt be more pleased with how well this product works. He nestles the base under his chair and can move the gooseneck in any position he wants and loves the brightness of the LED lights as well as the ease of operating the magnifying light.
Bottom line is that we couldnt be happier with the purchase and would encourage anyone considering this light to buy it without hesitation.
Its in the detail
My mother has macular degeneration, so this illuminated magnifier allows her to read a whole page at a time. It also allows her to get details of a picture that she would not typically see.
The magnifier adjusts well for her in by her chair, but she must do some adjusting as well to get it just right.
The base doesnt seem heavy enough to hold the lamp in place - we end up putting it slightly under her easy chair.
GREAT HELP FOR MY MOTHER
My mother, who has been diagnosed with Macular Degeneration has found this product to be very helpful. She is able to do her word search puzzles again, after giving them up for awhile.
I wanted to use this for reading, working on cross stitch projects, etc. When sitting in any chair it was too high for me to see thru comfortably. My husband had to remove one joint of the pipe used for the stand. He commented on the lack of a sturdy connection of the pipe to the base of the lamp. It just slides into a hole. It needs threads or a set screw or at least a rubber grommet to make it sturdy. The only way to move the lamp is to pick it up by the base itself. Works but leaves a lot to be desired.
Bought this for my elderly mom. Problem is, she is very short and the lamp height only adjusts with the gooseneck. I had a hard time getting it at a height that would allow her to use it. She said it would bug her to have to keep adjusting the lamp part. Also, she reads paperbacks, and there is considerable distortion in the crease.
Bought as a gift for elderly parent to use for reading. Fantastic for magnifying and lighting in a comforatble reading position. Would be nice if the pole would fit more snugly into the base so it could be moved around a little easier.
Full Page Floor Magnifying Lamp
I ordered this as a gift for my mother after her eye surgeries did not help her. She loves to read books and the newspaper, and now she can again.
just so so
I thought that the items you would be viewing through the magnifying screen would be clearer!
floor magnifying lamp
Actually, this is for an 85 year old gentleman whose eyesight is failing in both eyes. This is a Christmas present, so, he doesnt have it yet, but I am hoping this will be help him greatly.
Looks are deceiving!
The magnifier is good for reading but difficult to relocate because the base is not attached to the top of the lamp, requiring that you slide it or pick up the weighted base.
I bought 2.
I bought 2. One for my mother and one for my father-in-law who cant see very well. They love them.
works well. sturdy.
Purchased for elderly parent that reads constantly. Comfortable for sitting with book in lap. Base is a little undersized for the floor model making it slightly top heavy.
A gift to a 90-year old
A 90-year old uses the product as it was purchased as a gift. She reads a lot and needed this type of lamp to lessen the pressure on her eyesight.
So far so good for the experience as she was excited to getting it and is now fully using it. Reading just got better.
I really love this lamp, as do others who have seen it at my home. I will be buying another for a Christmas gift. I only wish that the magnification could be higher. I use this all the time for reading textbooks. It has really helped save time since I am not going back an forth from holding a magnifiying glass. It also has reduced eye pain from reading for long periods of time.
Effective, but needs design improvement
I purchased this item for a family member who is visually impaired, choosing this product over other similar magnifier lamps because of the viewing area being larger than most. I found it to be effective for this purpose. There is one design flaw- the socket in the base that the lampstand fits into is slightly large, allowing the top of the magnifier to sway approx 2 inches. This can be remedied by applying a small amount of epoxy to the base.
great for keeping hands free
Havent really put any time on it.
Great for Beading
I do a lot of beading. Some of the beads are only 1mm, so an increase in clarity is essential. This is great.
A blessing for vision impaired
I am sending this for my father in law whose vision is poor. This magnifier allows him to read his daily mail and newspapers, which had become difficult.
I love this lamp!
I use this lamp by my recliner when Im reading the newspaper, crosswords and other things with very small print. It replaced a short floor lamp that I needed for focused light and is so much better than having to look for my glasses. It moves aside easily when I dont need it, takes up very little space and is absolutely fantastic!
excellent magnifying lamp
Just the right height for use sitting in chair.Magnification good for needlepoint
A great gift
Purchased this for my Mom who has a sight problem. She enjoys crossword puzzles and reading. This lamp has allowed her freedom to do the things she loves.
Would buy again
When one no longer has perfect eye sight and just wants to read the paper, what a perfect tool to be a little independent.
I would buy this product again
Sorry to say I never got a chance to use the floor magnifing lamp reader. There wqas a malfunction in the product and it didnt work, I had to send it back.
The product itself looked great,the magnifing area was perfect
Just what I needed
I use it for knitting and other hand work. It took a time or two to get adjusted and used to it, but is working out well.
Used to read and for light, makes a great sidelamp.
This lamp has changed my life!
I have macular degeneration and this has changed my life. My daughter bought it for me for Fathers Day and its the best gift Ive ever gotten. I turned it on and I can read the paper again. I look forward to the mail every day now. Thank you for a wonderful product.
Helps with my needlework.
I gave this to my father for Christmas. He has been losing his ability to read small print. The first night he used it reading in bed and raved that he could read the smallest print.
Exactly what I was looking for. It is great for reading sheet music when I play my guitar.
I would buy this product again.
We purchased this magnifier floor lamp for my mother who has macular degeneration at age 89. I had purchased a different one from another store but the magnifying light was way too small for her reading and so forth. She can use that one in the study for paying her bills. But for her I-pad, mail and reading material the Sharper Image light is the best around! Thank you. It was on back order but it was worth waiting for.
I got this for my 85 year old mother who was having trouble reading her mail. She says it works well and is really helping.
Gave it to someone loosing her eyesight due to age. The full page larger area makes it much easier to read then using a hand held magnifying glass!! But its too heavy for her to move it so she can read in the kitchen or sitting on her couch.
This was a Christmas gift for my dad who struggled with reading since having a stroke. Now he can once again read easily and it is hands free for him which adds to the pleasure of reading again.
Appears to be well made
I bought this for my wife who has a seeing disability and has found it difficult to do everyday reading. She set the lamp up next to the table where she reads and makes out bills and is delighted to be able to do the things normal sighted people take for granted.
Wonderful for home crafters
This enables me to continue my craft projects that were set aside due to poor vision. The ability to see my work while both hands are involved is tremendous. My only complaint is that the base is too light and the lamp has fallen down a couple of times when it has been extended too far over my lap.
Full Page Floor Magnifier Lamp
Now I can see my needlework! Thanks for a great product!
Easy on the Eyes
I have searched for several months to years looking for something that would aid my aging eyes to continue a hobby that I enjoy so very much. The older I have gotten, the harder it has become to continue in this hobby due to poor eyesight. Everyting I had tried or envisioned never met my expectations until I saw this item on Sharper Image. It is perfect! This item has rescued the lovely cross stitch that will hang upon my walls!
I really wanted to like it.
I really wanted to like this item. My daughter gave it to me for Mothers Day. I do counted cross stitch. I loved the size of the viewing area and the light was okay. My big problem was that when I got it just right and then moved just a little, the glass distorted the whole thing. I started to get headaches and my eyes were sore from trying to look through it. It may be fine for reading books or papers, but not for stitching.
So far, so good
This does well for reading. Grooves in the glass for magnification prevent seeing the date on a coin, but reading and other activities are enjoyable. Substantially built.
Super magnifier lamp!
I use this for my beading work, sewing, and reading. I can even read the phone book! The magnifier is truly a full-page viewer, and magnifies larger than any other hands-free device I have experienced. The base is higher and wider than I expected, so I need to figure out how to get it next to my chair, but I think that is why it is so stable. There has to be a trade-off, I think. It is a super investment.
Purchased this lamp for my 98-year-old mother-in-law who can now enjoy sewing and reading again!
Great tool for my visually impaired dad
My 80 year old dad has lost most of the vision in his right eye. Available large print materials help but this lamp makes it possible for him to read anything - no matter the size of the print.
Solution to elderly eyesight challenges
We bought this lamp to assist my 94 year-old mother in-law with completing her daily crossword puzzles. Recently her eyesight has diminished causing her strain and frustration when solving the newspaper crosswords. The lamp fits easily by her chair at the kitchen table. She can adjust and manage the controls with ease. Now her daily ritual is rewarding once again. We will most likely buy another one for her to have by her easy chair for reading books and newspaper. My mother-in-law regained quality of life thanks to the magnifying lamp.
I bought this for my mother who was lamenting the fact that she could not do her crafts or read as well as she use to do to macular degeneration in her eye. She received this lamp and now uses it to help her see so much better. This is a lifestyle changer!
WHAT A GODSEND
I purchased this product for my Dad for Fathers Day this year. My Dad is 91 years old and is having difficulty reading small print. This product has rekindled his interest in reading not only the newspaper, but books that he hasnt picked up for years! The magnifier takes a little practice in setting it up just for the right angle, but considering my Dad is in a wheelchair, we take care of that little issue for him.
Not used much
It was bought for a woman in a nursing home who has trouble reading the paper. She is 97 and worries about it getting broken. I have seen one similiar since this purchase that was less than $40 and would have purchased the cheaper if I had found it first. The product seems to work well. We just dont have personal use experience.
Easy ordering/fast shipping
Anxious to give as Xmas gift!
Nice but needs to be clearer for reading
I use it to read as I am older and needed help but the problem is the magnification is not true on all parts of the glass making it hard on the eyes - make the magnification even and I will be the happiest person around. The size was great just right for reading books otherwise.
A Real Help
a real help for my 93 year old Mom. Finds she can read small print on prescription bottles & books.
The product, in general works just fine.
Wife, 5 1" in her 80s with MD uses the lamp while sitting. She is now able to read the paper, do small crosswords puzzles and read magazines w/o using a magnifying glass. Before, about all she read were headlines. She has been using the lamp for 6 days and is very happy with the product. Her main complaint is that the LEDs provide good light along the sides but the center portion is less bright. Her, being small, the lamp leans towards her. I will fix that by adding a shim to the bottom of the base.
Very Nice Product
I liked this product enough that I ordered a second one for my mother.
Great solution for low vision readers
I bought this for my Aunt who suffers from macular degeneration. She uses it for reading and writing. The flexible design makes it easy to pull forward when you need it, and push it aside when you dont. The LED lighting is perfect for illuminating small print and large amounts of text. She enjoys using it daily.
not easy to use
I bought this for a gift for my 93 year old mother who is having trouble seeing, but she was unable to get the right angle to focus on what she wanted to read. I had some difficulty also, but Im sure there are people who had no problem using it.
On off button could be better
On off button could be better. It has stayed on though i had pressed the button and i did not notice for several hours. Otherwise it is very flexible and the larger size makes it perfect for reading book or magazines.
It was definately a good choice.
My dad was recently diagnosed with Macular Degeneration and this has made it much easier for him to read.
Magnifier Floor Lamp
To read small print books.
A convenient product for a person with failing eyesight, such as my husband, who can now enjoy reading books again.
Not What I Thought
Had I known this was a Fresnel Lens, I never would have purchased it. For the price, it should have been a glass lens.
I bought this for my 80 year old mother. The only problem I have is getting her to use it all the time.
It is easy for her to adjust and use, great product.
I bought this for my Mother who is an avid reader and has Macular degeneration so was not able to spend her days doing what she loved to do best which was read. Now that she has this magnifying lamp she can read to her hearts content.
Great buy! Excellant product!
Dad can read the Bible, newspaper, books and Many other things.
Help with reading & eye problems
I purchased this for my mother in law who is an avid reader, but lately has developed cronic eye degeneration. We wanted her to continue to read and with this she can without it hurting her vision. Hey, we all lose some reading vision as we get older. I find myself using a magnifying glass myself. We are giving this to her for Christmas 2011!
Sharper Image Full Page Magnifying Lamp
This is to express appreciation for your fine product, the Sharper Image lamp. As I have a visual problem, it helps to bring the print to a level where I can navigate the currents of media proliferation. Thank you again for sending me this revolutionary product.
This was a gift from my sister, Janny Q Travers, and I will again use her email address since I no longer use my computer. I will look forward to receiving your discounted promo code.
Full Page Floor Magnifier Lamp
This has helped immensely with my fathers reading. He was unable to read normal sized print and now he has no problem reading at all. He is very pleased with it and I consider it money well spent.
FULL PAGE MAGNIFIER
Bought this for my mother in law whom has poor vision. This works great.
I ordered this magnifier for my 98 year old father, who has macular degeneration. Reading is important to him and he was becoming frustrated with his limited vision.
He is very happy with the magnifier and the large viewing lens. He can read everything much more easily now! I have not seen the product, but read other reviews before purchasing it.
The only drawback he feels is the support stand is flimsy and could easily break. He was able to assemble the magnifier himself, and is so pleased with it!
Great Lamp for Reading and Close-up Work
This lamp is much better than we imagined it could be. My mother has low vision, and she also suffers from glare of harsh lighting. The Full Page Floor Magnifier Lamp is the perfect solution. The lamp has lighting from all signs so the illumination is even and bright without harsh glare. The magnifier is large and allows for full-page reading. The lamp adjusts to all angles for comfortable reading and close up work. There is one easy switch to turn the lamp on and off. This is perfect for seniors with low vision, for hobbyists who do beadwork or sewing, and for anyone who wants to get easy lighting and magnification. My sister wants one for sewing, and I plan to get this lamp for jewelry making. Its a great product and a valuable addition to a home or office.
I love this lamp!
I use this mainly for book reading because my vision is bad. I love it for that!
I use it for beading and its great. I like being able to move it and use the battery as well as plug into power.
Reading Once Again
The magnifier has provided me with an opportunity to read magazines,paper and books in which I had lost my vision due to macular degeneration. The integrated light is very helpful and I feel that I can participate in my environment once again.
My grandparent like it
This product, which was gift for my grandoparents, has helped them wityh their daily reading activities
Purchased a second one!
Purchased this for my 91 year old grandmother losing her vision due to macular degeneration. She loves to read and this has enabled her to sit in her favorite chair and comfortably read without any problems. Grandma still manages all of her own banking and bill paying and the family ordered a 2nd one for the kitchen! It has increased her activity and self worth tremendously. Thak you.
Great for a woman with limited mobiliy
Great for the stablest and and swivel arm. Also the adjustable hight.
Good Reading Light
Used by my father who has macular degeneration. The pole needs to be centered in the base because after reading when you move it away from in front of you it can tip over easily. We had to add some weight over the top of the base to keep it stable when moving.
I bought this for my mother who has some vision loss. Instead of using a small, round magnifying glass to read this light is perfect. She can now place the entire paper or page under the light and it is totally magnified. A great product.
Arm could be stiffer. Magnifying head is heavy and sometimes droops.
I bought this as a gift for my 92 year old mother
She likes the size and the magnification (power)
But, it is tippy on carpet and difficult for her to move the lens to a position that is comfortable for reading.
I finally found it! A daylight lighted hands-free magnifier that allows me to see the entire page of my books and magazines. For a long time, Ive been reading with a 5" magnifier. Its been difficult because you need to reposition the magnifier or move the book back and forth under the magnifier in order to see the text. Now I dont have to work tirelessly in order to relax. It is also great for my sewing and needlepoint activities because I not only see the fine details when I thread a needle but the colors are true because of the daylight LEDs. The quality construction makes me feel confident about the life of the lamp and the assembly was easy for this old woman. I will be buying a second one for my bedroom and a third for my sisters birthday.
I would buy & suggest product to anyone
I have trouble reading in low light and I needed to see the words be larger. This lamp is the best because it takes care of my biggest issues with my reading. I CAN READ EASILY. I can see what I read. "I have new eyes." I couldnt be happier with a solution that this. Thank you VERY much.
WELL DONE PRODUCT
This product came here fast, It should last 50 years or more, Try cutting your nails. Perfect for work on the couch, I am more then happy with how fast it went together. Pole screws into heavy base, More then fair price. I bought it as a gift but tried it out first.
Perfect!!, Love It!!
iI am an artist and the full screen magnification enables me to create the finest detail. Hands Free, easy to adjust. Very sturdy.
The item was very easy to put together. The arm is a little stiff.
Finally my mother enjoys reading again
My mother is finally able to read again without having to use any handheld devices
Great asset for my Mom
My mother needed reading assistance which this product was perfect for her needs.............
This is a great lamp
My Dad suffers from macular degeneration of the eye. This lamp has enabled him to be able to read the newspaper again.
He said it works great after you get used to it.
Purchased for 96 year old with failing eyesight. Now enjoying reading again.
Will be very helpful in seeing small print.
Elderly need more magnification
Was a gift for elderly uncle and I found it to be fuzzy on the perimeter and not enough magnification to easily read standard print from a book or newspaper. Needs more magnification. Nice size and adjustability with good lighting made it good for my wife to use for mending and some fine sewing handwork. Ill see how it works for fly tying some day!
i would buy again
will be used to read an entire page at one time.
Absolutely love it!
My mother was having trouble reading and I purchased this for her. She is in love with it. Says she does not know how she got along without it. Talks about it everytime I call her. The base is heavy and does not fall over when she swings it away from her chair. Excellent product.
Review of Full Page Magnifying Lamp
Bought this as a gift for my Mom who is 91 and in great shape except for poor eyesight. I thought the magnification would help her read recipes, do word puzzles etc but it doesnt seem to be helping her. Will give it another day or two prior to returning.
Dual use and more
Our home is not well lit for reading. This lamp serves well as an over the shoulder reading light.
I love my lamp!
I have very limited eyesight and this lamp has greatly improved my ability to read mail, newspapers, etc.
Fabulous My 87 year old Dad can read now
My 87 year old Dad can sit comforatbly and read in his fvoritue chair.
Very, Very good.
I use it for everything. Im losing my sight and this is GREAT!! I have 3 of them placed about the house so I dont have to move them. I even us it when Im reading on my iPad.
Not so great?? Hmm! Cant think of any.
Nice reading light & magnification level
I found that I must always be in a seated position to utilize. If light is back-lit by a window, one must position magnifying swivel head so that reflection is limited.
Nice product for people who need nice light & magnification to read or do projects.
Besides helping me to read much easier; I used it to do a manicure & found this lamp & magnification to be a great asset to help me see what I was doing
I bought this for my Mother who enjoys reading but at 92, she has developed macular degeneration in one eye. She has been unhappy about not being able to read the newspaper or books or her mail as well as she once could.
I set the lamp up next to her favorite chair and she can see much better with it. If shes happy, Im happy.
I would buy this product again
I use it mainly for reading and now I can read paperbacks and smaller print books again, though I am having a little trouble adjusting it to a comfortable angle for reading in my easy chair.
My Significant Other loves it!
Easy to use and a gift to have for reading things like Time magazine which has extremely small print. Its also been used for the newspaper and other books written in regular print rather than large print. Its a very nice gift.
I am using the reading lamp to work on my cross stitch. It is great to work with the light above and out of way,but the lights werent quiet bright enough so I wired another lamp I had previously above the screen to give me more light.
Makes Reading a Breeze
Makes reading the newspaper easier and I can read for longer periods of time.
Great for our parents.
We Love the lamp
The product to for my mother who has had a stroke and wanted to see better. It works great. Thank you.
Broken before we could even use it
Never got to use the item it was shipped broken and then we were told there were no more available. A lot of hype for nothing
I have had this product for over one year and use it regularly.
I would buy this product again
Bought two of these for gifts. One for a lady who is 105 and another for my mother who is 86. Both can hardly see and this is such a blessing to them. Thank you so much.
I got this lamp/magnifier for my mother-in-law. She is a senior who requires more assistance to read than her glasses provide. She uses this everyday when reading the newspaper and her magazines. The height of this unit is fine for her as she is always seated when using it. The magnification is nice, as well. I gave it four stars instead of five because I think the head of the lamp could be more durable. That being said, the lightweight of the product helps her maneuver it easier. I am pleased with this purchase.
My sister loves this lamp!
My sister loves to be creative but cant see well. She can enjoy wood carving, drawing and painting again!
Full Page Floor Magnifier Lamp
I use the Full Page Floor Magnifier Lamp for alot of differant projects
Full Page Floor Magnifier Lamp
I thought I would never be able to do counted cross stitch again but thanks to this product, I can once again enjoy a favorite hobby!
Great for a needleworker!
Helps you to see small counted cross stitch patterns and fabric. Comfortable to use...should have bought it long ago.
Floor Magnifying Lamp
I bought this for my 86 year old mother that loves to read. She likes it very much although the lens came with a few scratches.
This was a gift for our elderly parents. They were thrilled to get it. They can read again!
I purchased this because all the reviews, very positive. This product is sturdy and adjustable. Yes it is highly recommended by me.
Exactly What I Needed
This lighted magnifying lamp works perfectly for me for reading regular and small print. It has allowed me to read for pleasure and learning once again. The gooseneck allows me to pull the lamp into my perfect reading position for what reading I want to do. I have not yet used it for crafting, but it appears it will be excellent for that, too.
This lamp is great for stitching. I can adjust the angle and height to my comfort. I do not need my glasses!! Perfect for reading as well.
Solid piece of equipment Perfect for reading everything from newspapers to magazines to books
Love Love Love it.
Wiring is thin hope it will hold up under the the constant bending of the arm.
The product okay wait time too long
Good product to help family member be able to read small print
No improvement for my friend.
I ordered this for my visually impaired friend. There was not enough light in order to help her see through the screen. She couldnt read anything through it. She suffers from blind spots and age-related macular degeneration. It wasnt a good fit for her and Ill have to return the product.
This is GREAT!
Purchased for my Mother who is blind in one eye and is fast loosing sight in the other. This has made simple things for most people, like seeing the TV remote control much easier. Thank you!
full page floor magnifying lamp
Very helpful for reading books with small print. A very thoughtful Christmas gift.
WORKS AS ADVERTISED.
Great for handwork
I use my Daylight Magnifier to do my counted cross stitch and other handwork. It makes seeing those tiny squares much easier! Its easy to adjust the height of the lamp as well as the distance of it from the fabric. I liked mine so well I bought one for my 90 year old Mother-in-law!