Review Content Great gift for a friend. My friend with glaucoma age 89, keeps the lamp at one place and is very happy with this helpful device. Thank You. Great for the elderly with sight issues Absolutely wonderful. Bought as a gift for my 94 year old aunt with macular degeneration. She loves it. She can read her entire newspaper while sitting in her favorite chair. Easy to assemble. Good magnification and light. Big benefit with adjustable arm. Typical cheap product from China RECEIVED PRODUCT AND IT WAS INCOMPLETE, THERE WAS NO POWER CORD. SENT ITEM BACK It has made all the difference in the world I got the full page lamp as a gift for my parents. Both were using small magnifying glasses for their reading and this lamp has made all th difference in the world to them! Outstanding product Has many uses especially as we get older, reading, sewing, the myriad of close-up images required in daily life. We looked at many others and chose this one. It is sturdy and with lifetime lights, just what we need. Wonderful product! 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! 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!!! 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. magnifies well This truly helps my parents read with less issue. Mom is reading again User is a senior with parkinsons. The hands free magnification is great but the neck is difficult to bend. Floor Magnifying Lamp is Great Because you can adjust it and twist it and turn it and either have it in front of you or out of your way it has been great. Helps my mother read This has helped my mother be able to read in spite of her macular degeneration. It is free standing so she can place it where she wants and it lights her pages as it magnifies them. 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! I love this lamp! Can see to do things!! A great product! To build model airplanes. It is a gift for a glaucome friend. She is very happy. My senior friend with Glaucoma has a hard time to adjust the Mag Lamp to the reading. A similar lighter Table lamp would be more helpful to her. Exactly what a senior citizen needs Using it for crafts with intrecate design. Exactly what my old eyes need! Excellant Product 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 Hard to use It is hard to adjust to where you need it. A waste of money for me. It is standing in a corner not in use. Cannot return because I threw box away. 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. Perfect for small print magazines I use this product to read small print magazines. No problem finding the focal point, which is the whole page. It is not the most attractive object in the room but its utility far outweighs that issue. It is sturdy, the base is heavy enough to keep it from tipping over and the lights are perfect for a dim room. 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. OK but 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. Magnifier lamp 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. This is just whay she needed. I bought this for my mother who has macular degeneration. She couldnt read or do crossword puzzles without holding up a magifying glass. She loves this, and can read a page or do puzzles. She tells her friends how great it is. Oh how sad! I was so excited when this purchase arrived. I do very detailed colored pencil, pen and ink work. As my eye sight has diminished this seemed like the perfect solution. The lens has an awful glare and casts two bars of yellowish light over anything under it. There is no way to hold a pen or pencil under the lens as it must be very close to the paper so as not to distort the object. I tried this lamp in several locations and lighting arrangements. It was all the same-useless. I really wanted it to work. I finally gave up & returned it. That has also been a nightmare, but that is another story. Im sure you wont print my review but I gave it anyway. Nice idea but too many flaws to be useful. 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. 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. just so so I thought that the items you would be viewing through the magnifying screen would be clearer! 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. Instant results ! Husbands reading material, hands free use. No more small magnifying glasses, can read whole magazine page, great lighting. The stand easily comes free of the base, should be a screw-in or some type of securing into base. Easily portable. 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. Magnifier lamp 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. great for keeping hands free Havent really put any time on it. Still evaluating its ability to meet our needs. We like everything about it except its lack of ability to remain horizontal at the height and location desired. The gooseneck is not stable (strong) enough. Big helper In addition to reading, this works very well for handwork. I have been using the for embroidery of designs on my Norwegian bunad. It works very well with the magnification and light to be able to see where I am working. I would recommend this product!!! My mom loves it!! She has mascular degenerate and she now can read some!! 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. 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! Great magnification!! It was easy to assemble. Stand fits very nicely under a large chair. Light very effective for hand stitching / sewing. Does the job Its an ugly beast...would prefer nickel or antique brass. But it does the job. 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. Good product Great description of this product. Fast shipping A quality item that should stand up to years of use. Useful product Bought this product to be used in a production plant for operators to view production sheets easily. Works well, just covered with film wrap to avoid dust from getting on it. Could use a sturdier base. 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. Excellent product This light is extremely stable and easy to adjust. I have it next to my desk and use it almost daily. The flexible neck allows it to be bent down over my project when needed and then easily bent straight up out of the way when not in use. Great product. 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. 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. Outstanding! 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. Great product. Can read a newspaper easily. This product was great to read the newspaper. You could put the whole article under it and see it instead just a few words at a time. That is what my Mother who is 90 years old was doing. This has made a big difference in her enjoying reading. Nice product 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. Love it!! 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. love it 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. 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. great purchase Purchased this lamp for my 98-year-old mother-in-law who can now enjoy sewing and reading again! I would buy this product again. I use this for my neede wark. It is grate product. Height This was a gift for my wife. I had initiated a search for a product like this, without much success, when I found this item in your catalog. My wife says that because of the height adjustment of the lamp, she will need to get a bolster pillow (she uses the lamp for reading in bed.) This is the only negative so you can see that she likes the lamp very much! Thank you. Works great 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! This magnifying glass is just what I have ben searching for, I use this product both for reading and sewing. Exellent for persons with Macular Degeneration / Poor Eyesig The magnifying lamp is extremely useful for persons with poor eyesight when reading, sewing, or perusing small print on items such as medicine bottles. The lights built into the unit provide excellent light for reading small print, even without the magnification. It may take a while to determine the best method for personal use of the lamp, as each persons eyesight is different. But in general, after having friends also test the lamp, it seems that positioning the lamp about a foot below your face, and having your book about 8 inches below the magnifier is the best position for reading. The angle of the magnifying lamp also makes a difference for how each person can best see their paperwork. In the same manner, if one puts the document on a table, the table should be about 8+ inches below the lamp, and the reader about a foot above the lamp. Otherwise, for us, the document would look blurry. After manipulating the gooseneck various ways, each person was able to see much better when using the lamp Just as described This lamp, with its large lens and LED lighting, really facilitates reading and bookwork for individuals with limited vision. Its well made and easy to put together, although a longer cord would be helpful. It doesnt take up too much space and is reasonably good looking, so you dont mind having it in your living space. Good product at a fair price. Easy ordering/fast shipping Anxious to give as Xmas gift! Magnifying floor lamp I bought it for my Dad who said it was difficult for him to read the newspaper and his Bible. He is delighted with the daylight brightness and magnification. 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. Awesome Product! I bought this product for my 93 year old father-in-law who has problems with his eyes. Now he is able to read everything using the magnifier and lights on this lamp. He loves it! Full-Page Floor Magnifying Lamp This is great for my mother who cannot see very well. 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. Full Page Floor Magnifying Lamp General Reading Has been great for reading newspaper. Have mcular degineration and could not aee newspaper. This has been great for all my reading. 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. Works great I bought this for my grandma who reads large print books, etc. It works great! I have recommended it to others. My only complaint, the light switch failed after 4 months, I have removed it and am trying to find a replacement. If Sharper Image reads this please contact me, I dont want to send the whole thing back, I just want a new switch. Great My eyesight is very poor. I am an artist and havent been able to work on my pieces because of very tiny detailing. This magnifying light is a lifesaver. I can now do what I love. The viewer is very clear and the base is heavy enough for me to freely move the light as I need to without the worry of tipping it over. The lights are nice and bright but not too bright. I love it. Worth every penny. Highly recommend. Thank you. Definitely improves reading experience Bought for a relative for her home. It substantially improved her ability to read and do her crafts. good value 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. Don,t judge the book by its cover. No problem the small print now. 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. Sincerely yours. Monte Quinn FULL PAGE MAGNIFIER Bought this for my mother in law whom has poor vision. This works great. Helpful Magnifier 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. 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. 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. This magnifying lamp is perfect! as my eyesight isnt as good as it used to be this really helps me read newspapers, my flower magazines and books! Fathers present This was a gift for my 96 year old father. He has very poor vision and was unable to read the paper. This gift has helped, however it is not the best construction. When I plugged the male contact to the female receptor, it came apart-this is not good, as you need to be able to plug it in. Someone needs to address this. Receptor was just glued into the base...looks like someone used a glue gun. For the price, someone could have used a few screws. not for the elderly This is a very awkward device for a 90 year old to use. I gave it my mother hoping that it would allow her to read the paper. I have ordered a desk top magnifier and hope that will work Do not waste your money First of all the magnifier is distorted it is plastic not glass and you have only a small area that is eligable to see to read by. Second the top is too heavy and flimsy to stand safely and sometimes falls over because the arm is not attached to the base with anything. The arm slides into the base without any screws to hold it into place. Thirdly, the lights strain your eyes if you read for extended periods of time. I would NOT recommend this lamp. Either floor or desk model. It is a hassel to put together as you have to push the extra wire down inside, a very poor design. Wonderful product. 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. Floor Magnifyer Arm could be stiffer. Magnifying head is heavy and sometimes droops. so perfect thanks so much for my mom who has vision problems she can not read again with no problem Great product Its slim profile makes it convenient to work around it when not in use. We were so happy when it came so fast. Husband can now read without getting headackes. I can start working on cross stitch again. use when putting in small screws. Many more uses I can see the paper, hooray I do research. Sometimes I need to be able to see a page better that smaller type. Just what I needed. Useless as zn aid for ordinary reading, I need help reading books and newspapers at home. The magnifier is good only for reading absolutely flat material such as attatched to a clipboard and held perfectly parallel to the plane of the lens. For anything else, the lens badly distorts the type on the pages of bound books and newspapers. The best use for this madnifier would be for doing very fine handwork such as stringing tiny beads or working on clockwork mechanisms. 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............. Full Page Floor Magnifying Lamp This was the perfect gift for my grandfather who loves to read, but due to his age, has been finding it more and more difficult to read small print, especially when trying to read the newspaper. This item provides him with an easy to use, large, lighted magnifier . . . an excellent tool that allows him to do what he loves to do most. Read Highly Recommended Excellent product. Ideal for low vision eye problems where the magnification helps. Arrived on time- Well packaged, Is much Will be used for very delicate countedcross stitching of actual classic antebellum homes. Im Happy to be able to read my newspape I can once again read my newspaper & magazine as well as knit. As described. 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! Great magnifying lamp! My 87 year old father loved this gift. It magnifies enough thats he can read the morning paper! Destorted, areturnned Have limited eyesight, plastic lens caused too much distortion, could only read in the middle. Not a full page magnifying lamp as advertised. i would buy again will be used to read an entire page at one time. Now my Mom can read again Purchased this for my mom who has macular degeneration and can no longer read the newspaper due to her vision. She is now able to read as it magnifies it enough for her to see! Sleek product on floor that she can extend over her paper when needed. Dual use and more Our home is not well lit for reading. This lamp serves well as an over the shoulder reading light. I would by this product again. I bought this because I am having vision problems, double vision specifically and needed some magnification in order to do close work involving strings of numbers 9 to 10 digits long, also data abstraction and data entry. This work requires 100% accuracy so I needed something that was easy to use and provided good magnification. This lamp does all of that and more. My eyes do not tire as easily using the lamp. I am able to read the newspaper without stressing and straining my eyes. But the most important function is the help with my work. The one improvement I would recommend is to allow for more up and down adjustability to accommodate different table heights with reading materials. I am glad I found this. My mother in law has macular degeneration so reading was impossible until now. This magnifier has helped her read magazines and her mail again! Huge Help I use this to do my manicures and pedicures due to poor vision for up close detail. This was a great purchase that truly helped me avoid needing to make appointments to do them. Also of course it is great for reading!! I am glad I purchased and I hope the bulbs last a long time! Magnifying lamp Looks like the product is battery operated but it is not. It is difficult to move around because of the base weight and power cord. The light and magnifying screen work well and you can read a full page. Does not bend or adjust as easy as described. Perfection! My husband plays the ukulele but has poor eyesight. This item is absolutely the perfect solution for his problem! Magnification AND powerful lighting, not too bulky and easy to adjust the magnifying screen. Im ordering another for a vacation home. Battery Dead two weeks after receiving Battery went dead two weeks after receiving. Used twice. Called for replacement instructions. Stated they would send a mailing label in ONE MONTH for the item to be returned. HAVE NEVER RECEIVED IT. Never, ever heard of a label taking a month to receive and it NEVER CAME. How convenient - then return period lapses. 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 Big View! 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. Priceless, purchase! This was purchased as a gift, but Ive been given huge THANK YOUS!! Resolution is as advertised and very clear. Product is sturdy and will not tip over with such a solid base. If youre not sure if you should spend the money, SPEND THE MONEY, its worth every cent. Being able to read again is the best gift my recipient could have received. Great idea for vision issues Bought this lamp for a friend with vision impairment. Excellent choice for she can now see her knitting project and hopefully will make fewer errors in her work. She is very pleased with the lamp and all of its features. Awesome product I bought this product for my husband as a birthday gift. Needless to say he loved it! It is perfect for reading his music while playing the guitar.. A must have! Thank you.., 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. Great for my Dad Gave this to my 92 year old Dad for Christmas. He has macular degeneration and failing sight due to age. He is an avid reader and has not been able to enjoy his magazines and newspapers... Now he can!!! 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. Like the full page size magnifier. This was a gift for my mom. She has macular degeneration. This helps her read large print books much more easily. She still needs larger magnification for smaller print. I wish there was a similar product with a larger magnification (large focal area). We also bought this for an aunt with similar problems and she likes it. My dad also is using it to read small print in his Bible. Full-Page Floor Magnifying Lamp Pros and Cons Bought this for my wife to keep beside her chair to read fine print. The built-in halogen lights are a great help reading in any kind of room light. Because it is somewhat awkward to twist the flexible arm is best used for reading books or other material its not necessary to move the large glass frequently. I like hase and pole or not attached makes it hard to move when i want to move to another room ABSOLUTELY wonderful for elderly parents Great buy! Purchased for my Father-In-Law who is 80 years old and can no longer see well.. GREAT BUY! Great producy Product just wasnt powerful enough. Wish there was a stronger magnifier, Could be better! This maybe good for reading but sewing its not great. The tiny ridges that are a part of the screen are a distraction. Maybe they have to be that way? Not a designer. The power connection is the same as the other 2 Mighty Brights we have had and neither one of them lasted more than a year before the connection gave out and we had no light. The Magnifying part of those two was better than this one. magnifier floor lamp it had the best magnification, the most light and largest viewing area of any lamp that i saw. i had it out of the package to check it out, will not assemble it until after Christmas when it is given as a gift. Great gift! 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. Lifesaver This was purchased for my mother-in-law to use to help her see her bills, checkbook, etc. She has macular degeneration, and she says this has been tremendously helpful for her in being able to read print more easily. My Favorite Needlepoint Tool! Use to magnify and light my needlepoint canvas as I work. My sister loves this lamp! My sister loves to be creative but cant see well. She can enjoy wood carving, drawing and painting again! Great for those with vision issues Bought this for our father for his 85th birthday. He was making do with reading the newspaper with a hand held magnifying glass. That just seemed to be too much trouble. My brother took it to him and when I called last night he said he was using it and loved it. Helps with my poor eyesight Being 93 yrs. old, my eyesight is very poor. With this magnifying glass (page size) on the stand, it helps me read magazines, books, and I also you it in front of my computer monitor. I can see things Ive never seen before. Thank you. Very Brightly Lit With Good Magnificatio Bought for mother-in-law who has macular degeneration and was unable to read. Put it together and took it to her. She was able to read a newspaper and her bible, after turning on the lights. Hopefully it will work well for her, since her eyesight will continue to deteriorate. 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. Great Product My mother has macular degeneration and is almost blind. This product enables her to read again. She is thrilled with this product. 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. Be patient Shelby has macular degeneration likes to read and sew and can now do it with less difficulty. Be patient, give yourself time to adjust. Thanks Very happy with this product I loved the video so we could see what we were purchasing. It was delivered within days of ordering. The full page with LED lights makes it even better Excellent Product 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. nsatisfide customer I have very poor vision and am unable to ead a book or knit.I hoped would help.I cannot get it to stay where i put it.It is quite useless to me and I would like to return it. very pleased, use it daily I use it daily for reading and piano playing 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. Great Purchase! We bought this for my mother-in-law for Christmas and she is thrilled with it! She was overwhelmed with emotion that she could read small print again! Its a great light for reading! It was a Fathers Day gift. It is great for reading the News Paper and books. full page floor magnifying lamp Very helpful for reading books with small print. A very thoughtful Christmas gift. Floor Magnifying Lamp It was a gift for my husband who has poor vision, he uses it to read Magnifying lamp My husband had a stroke & lost 90% of his vision,plus he has macular degeneration,being a advid reader this was bad news for him,I looked for a long time for a magnifying lamp for him and finally found yours, it is lightweight and easy to manage for him, he will never be able to see like he did& even a magnifyinglamp doesnt help much,but yours helps a great deal, if he takes his time he can make out the words.Thank you so much for a wonderful product.Lola Curtice Great Product The product seems like a very good quality and is easy to use. Light and magnification are great. Floor magnifying Lamp I have vision problems, this enables me to read a full page at a time and keep it in focus. Great! Magnifcation very clear, would purchase used mainly for reading or close work 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! Maginfier makes hobbies easier. Small and light printing is magnified to make my reading and hobby work easier. Enlightening product It will be a Christmas gift for my 93-year old mother. Ive tried it out first and it will really help her read her beloved newspapers which she has great difficulty reading now. If she doesnt like it, Ill be using it myself. If she does like it, I may buy one for me, too. Love this lamp I have a magnifying lamp that attaches to a table but I needed a floor lamp. I love the big screen for needlework. Perfect. Didnt work for us, unfortunately I bought this on spec for my mother-in-law, who has partial macular degeneration, and thus relies on peripheral vision. In general, she reads either by magnifying things on a computer screen, or using a small hand held lit magnifier, which is slow, but does work for her. She found this large magnifier wasnt strong enough for her - she said that if it were adjustable, it might have worked better for her. Thus, unfortunately, we shipped it back. Great with slight modification Purchased for elderly parent, but the handle gets in the way of the magnifier getting close enough to the body for easy use. The user is forced to change how they hold their book and the mhy parent finds it difficult to adapt. The light is terrific, as is the magnification, but without being in the right position to the body is isnt being used. Great product. 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. Just What I Needed Hope it will prove worth the cost. Father-in-law can read newspaper again I purchased this as a gift for my father-in-law and he is thrilled that he can once again read the newspaper. He was always an avid reader but had to give that up due to macular degeneration. Needless to say he is one happy camper. I hope he will once again be making those trips to the bookstore. 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. Liked the product so much I bought two. The magnified area is very large and with the light on I notice no eye strain. Great lamp for AMD This was purchased for a friend that has macular degeneration and it has helped with reading newspapers and books so much! I would buy this product again. I purchased this magnifying lamp for my Father who has macular degeneration. He was struggling with using a small hand held magnifying glass when trying to read. This lamp has truly helped him feel better about himself and to be able to read a little better. It is great that his hands are free to hold the newspaper or book he is trying to read and to also be able to view a large area at one time. The base could possibly be a little heavier as it seems to tip over at times when the glass itself is pulled down. I recommend this unit for close work This is an excellent unit for close work, good looking and durable. However, for my particular eye disorder not good for reading. very satified exactly as advertised made my visually impaired mother in law very happy she could see her reading material more clearly Perfect for people with low vision Stop struggling with small magnifying lenses and lamps. This all in one lamp allows one to read print material and have both hands to hold newspaper or other material. See an entire page at once- no more struggling to keep your place with a small lens. LED light is bright, broad spectrum, and better and safer than halogen. Quality of lens is very good. Purchased as gift for person with macular degeneration who loves to read print material. I would buy this product again. I needed a magnifying light for crafting. Have gone thru about 5 different ones looking for the perfect one for my cross stitching and this is it!! Does not have to be hooked on to table top, large magnification field, and, I can easily move it to any place in the house. So, wherever I want to sit and stitch I can. Just slides under couch, chair for table I am using. Great Product! 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. From start to finish I installed an extension cord with a in line switch so I dont have to use the lamps switch. Great product! This was a gift for my 80 year old father, who was struggling to read at all. Now with the light and magnification he is enjoying his books again! 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. Didnt work for me The lamp was awkard to put together and it just didnt work with my eyesight. Big rectanglular screen optimizes what youre looking at! Large rectangular screen is just what we wanted. Doesnt add to the décor of the living room - not "designer" product but very utilitarian. Just doesnt cut it ... Purchased for my aging father. He just cannot get this comfortably configured/adjusted to use effectively. We will be returning this product. I would recommend this product to a friend. very pleased with this 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. It is helpful but a little bulky to use. This is a good product to use for books and smaller items. Hard to use to read the newspaper because the newspaper is flimsy. I wish it was a little stronger magnification or had a bifocal area. I am glad that I have it since it makes several things easier to read. Excellent Poor eyesight Great Product 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. Highly recommend My Mom who has macular degeneration can now enjoy reading the morning paper! Disappointed The product is well made. The only drawback is the plastic lens. Is a great gift! I bought this as a gift for my Mother-in-law who suffers from degenerative eys disease. She enjoys reading & working puzzles. Great for sewing. Adds great light when sewing. .Magnifying lamp is great when taking out stitches. Especially black thread on black material. Birthday gift I bought this for my husband who has macular degeneration. He was having trouble reading the newspaper. He loves this magnifying light and can now read the paper again. I may need to get one for my quilting/crafts. 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. AMD HELP I got this for a friend that has macular degeneration and it works perfectly for all his needs. I cant recommend this enough for people with limited sight. nice product works well. sturdy. useful, takes time getting use to it My mother has immaculate degeneration it helps. It does seem to be cumbersome for her but once she gets use to it I think it will be ok. I would buy the magnifying lamp again. Bought the lamps as a gift for a relative who has beginning macular degeneration. She loved them. Great Product 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. 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 product, Helps with reading. This light is a great help to my mother in law who has limited vision. She can read and do her crafts under this lamp. Is still light enough for her to move from easy chair to work table. Like the size of the image area The only thing I dont like about it is that it is hard to clean on the under side where the ridges are and the light glares off of it from over head lights. Other than that its ok for doing crafts and needlework. Scratches very easy also. 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. Exactly the lamp that I need I like how I can see my work hand work sewing etc. Also how the words now are easy to read.. I recommend it to all. An alternative to a magnifying glass Bought this for my 93 year old mother after she complained of sore wrists from trying to read books with her magnifying glass. She has it sitting by her favorite chair and uses it daily. Great gift This was a gift for my father in law with poor eye sight. He seems to like it and it is easy to use, looking forward to having it improve the quality of his day. 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 Great Product Used to read and for light, makes a great sidelamp. magnifying lamp Very effective gadget to facilitate reading small print-books, reports, lightweight and adjustable. Recommend this for all seniors. very handy my husband had a stroke and it affected his vision. reading is a hobby. Great product! Helps with my needlework. Exactly what I needed! Great magnifying lamp with bright lights that make everything that involves reading or close look, a whole lot easier. This is one thing Im glad I bought for myself : ) Excellent product for all ages! This product has multiple uses. I use it in the wood shop on the lathe turning pens, stoppers, etc. We use it for craft work and reading. It is a lot better to use than headgear lights and magnifiers. Reduces eye strain by a lot. Magnifier Lamp 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. Perfect for reading in low light My mom can read again... Excellent product My 96 year old mother has been an avid reader for most of her life but has been really discouraged and saddened in recent months by difficulties with her aging eyes. This magnifying lamp has made a huge difference and she is now reading relatively fine print with ease. We are delighted! Love the large magnifying screen I love the large screen. Its attractive so it can be left out all the time. Great product very helpful for those that are legally blind Patient thats legally blind and requires assistance with reading and paying monthly bills. great lamp but base should be heavier The light was a great success but I felt the base should be heavier as it feels like it will tip over easily. Other than that great item magnifying glass lamp reading sculpting actually my husband and myself fight over it Great product My Mother loves this item for the bright light as well as the magnifying it provides. She started using it at once. I also like that it only has one button so its easy for her to use and not be confused. This allows me to read again! i am unable to use it until i find an adjustable reading surface so i dont have to readjust each doc floor magnifying lamp bought this for my father in law for Fathers Day. He has macular degeneration and was using a small magnifying glass to read. He could only read small areas at a time due to the size of his magnifying glass. Now he can see a whole section of the paper or a full page of a book. His hands and wrists no longer hurt from trying to balance the paper/book with the small magnifier. He is thrilled with it. It is easy for him to move it and position it over his reading material. Wonderful Help for Macular Degeneration My 93 year old mother-in-lawn is an avid reader and computer user. A few years ago she was diagnosed with Macular Degeneration. She has progressively lost her eyesight, which has affected her reading and computer work. I bought her the full page floor magnifying lamp as a gift. It has given her a new lease on life by restoring her ability to read her favorite books and interact with both her iPad and personal computer. Needless to say, she LOVES her gift and her son-in-law !!! Full Page Floor Magnifier Lamp Now I can see my needlework! Thanks for a great product! Love this Lamp! Needed more light and some help with magnification when I read. This lamp is awesome and helps me out so much. My eyes dont get tired or strained anymore. Love my lamp and enjoy using it daily. 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. 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! 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. Hallelujah! I can read again! This lamp magnifier is great! Ive been using a kindle for the light and large print, but so many great books arent available on it! With this lamp magnifier I am finally able to read everything I want. I have no complaints, just a couple of recommendations. If I was to improve on it, Id either tighten the gooseneck so it could maintain a sharper bend for reading in a low chair when the lamp is placed horizontally (It tends to tilt at an odd angle but I figured out that situating it vertically to my book solves the problem. I just have to move it on its base to a position more in front of my chair, and cant just leave it in one place at the side all the time.),OR An adjustable extension for height would be a nice addition, and one Id pay extra for. It would solve that sagging problem with the gooseneck, because I could lower the lamp enought not to need so severe a bend for my preferred reading position with the lamp to the side of my favorite comfortable chair, and I could leave the lamp base there in t 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. Perfect for my aging mom Great tool for my mom who is losing her eye sight. This really does a good job lighting up and magnifying print Triples my pleasure Having both hands free when doing counted cross-stitch rather than using a hand held magnifying glass to see the pattern color changes makes production so much faster and more fun. I have even ordered other patterns that I anticipate finishing by Christmas. My only regret is that I did not make this purchase years sooner. No new eyeglasses needed just yet. Great product for its designed use! Great for my mother-In-law who has glaucoma! It really works! Whats really good about this lamp is that it magnifies whole pages of text, whether magazines, brochures, or books. Easily magnifies two pages at once if you position the lens horizontally rather than vertically and the book is small to medium size. 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. What I needed! Am able to read newspaper and telephone book again. Super handling on shipping - ordered Mon. received Thur. Certainly worth the money. 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. Nearly blind father can now read newsprint size again The magnification was expected to be great, but the light on it is handy for not only the text, but as an easy to find light if you need it to look on the floor or seat next to you without having to find a flashlight. Great Quality of life improvement. Mother in law with vision issues says for first time in years can read a magazine. Loves the combination of magnification and lighting. Uses daily. Bigger than ever Just as listed, a big magnifying glass Good Product but return shipping a headache! I bought this for my 99-year old father and although it appeared to be a good product, he didnt want to continuously adjust it for his needs. I was unaware I had to ship the product back as there are no stores in my area and the process was a headache. I had to call customer service for a return label (costing me $10+ and then pack it in the original packaging and then inside a new box which I had to purchase. Because of the inconvenience, I probably wont purchase anything from The Sharper Image again. If you keep this in mind and dont mind having to return product, then the Sharper Image has some wonderful products. Very Nice Product I liked this product enough that I ordered a second one for my mother. Great for my aging parents My elderly father has macular degeneration and at 92 his vision just isnt what it used to be... An avid reader of magazines, newspapers and books - he was so frustrated and depressed about not being able to enjoy knowing whats happening and new. This is such a great gift to give him back so much more than the ability to read... 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. Great gift! I bought the Full Page Magnifying Lamp for my husband so he could read his music, while playing the guitar. No glasses need now, which makes his hours of enjoyment more comfortable.. I highly recommend this product. Failing Eyesight My husband has mild macular degeneration, and is an avid reader. This product is helpful, but lighting should be brighter. Not quite what I hoped for. Clarity of magnifier is great. I use this in my professional craft work in a seated position. Flex neck is too long to allow the magnifier to be lowered enough to keep the magnifier in a horizontal position. Some of the difficulty stems from the magnifier bring too heavy for the flex neck. good buy Purchased for my mother who has macular degeneration--helpful.. 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. Full Page Magnifier Lamp I tried using the lamp to do my knitting and crocheting tried and tried to use it so I could see. Kept falling over and did not let me get it correctly positioned. I did not like lamp at all. I wish to return it. Love this lamp! I needed something to enlarge the print and add light and this is perfect. I can read more without straining my eyes. This is the best reading lamp I have ever used. Thought it would be helpful, but.... I thought that this would be helpful for my parents diminishing eyesight. Unfortunately, the light did not help their deficits. Highly recommend. A convenient product for a person with failing eyesight, such as my husband, who can now enjoy reading books again. magnifying lamp we bought this lamp for our aging dad, and now he can read the paper with ease! 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. Fantastic invention 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. My husband loves it!A great help with his very little vision It has become a necessity. My husband is legally blind but not totally. Thank you. Great buy! Excellant product! Dad can read the Bible, newspaper, books and Many other things. Good gift Gift 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! FLOOR MAGNIFYING LAMP This was a perfect gift for my mother who loves to crochet and sometimes has difficultly seeing fine stitches. She loves it !!!! Great lamp with so many uses! I love to read, do puzzles, sew, crochet. This comes in very handy but you do need to make sure that the screen is turned just right so that you dont get the wavy lines from the screen. Great magnifying lamp I purchased this as a gift for my elderly mother. She loves it and is reading books again. The magnifier works very well once you quickly learn the correct distance the reading material should be from the lens. The quality of the LED lights are very good as well. The overall quality of this product is very good. The only suggestion I have for improving it is that I wish the gooseneck arm a started lower so that it better fit my mothers relatively low chair. We are able to position it low enough, but she has to use every bit of the gooseneck to get it that low. A great product though for aging eyes. A good idea! This particularly helpful to me in seeing small print in relatively dark circumstances. My eyesight has deteriorated considerably and I find reading in any light but very bright too difficult to do. 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. = Reading glasses no more. Great product. I love this lamp! I use this mainly for book reading because my vision is bad. I love it for that! Works beautifully 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. My grandparent like it This product, which was gift for my grandoparents, has helped them wityh their daily reading activities Awesome product! Ordered this as a gift for my wife to use when working on delicate hand sewing and beading projects. She loves it! My only regret is that I didnt order it sooner. 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. Great Help! Our 90 year old mother has sight problems and needs help to see and read. This is a great addition to help her see things she could not otherwise. Great magnification 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. Magnificent Magnifier!! 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. Nice big magnifier I plan to use this for detailed craft work, and preliminary evidence suggests that it will work well. For reading, it does require the page to be parallel to the lens or distortion occurs at the edges. however, the lens is so large that this should not be a problem. Can be used with a reading tablet or smartphone with the light off. Not the best In order to use this product to its best advantage it must be placed in front of your chair - makes it difficult to maneuver around. If placed to the side, use of the magnifying lens is distorted. I am not a designer but suggest the mfgr try to make this product with a magnifying plate that could be attached by plug in either from the end or from the middle of the side. 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. Love This Lamp My mother uses it for sewing projects. I have borrowed it for knitting projects. And the occasional grandchild with a sliver. Adjusting the position may be difficult for older adults. Great Lamp The item was very easy to put together. The arm is a little stiff. 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. Great product Purchased for 96 year old with failing eyesight. Now enjoying reading again. Delivered as promised Enables my 96 yr old mother to read again great product Useful for reading 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. I would buy this product again. It really helps my reading ability. 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. Full Page Fllor Magnifying Lamp (Item # 200370) This is, beyond a doubt, a miracle product. I purchased it for a 78 yr. person who has macular degeneration and of all the things he has tried to be able to read, this is the first item that has helped him big time! He is a nervous person, but with some effort to get used to it, it just took him a few days and he loves it. It is definitely improving the quality of his life. Besides it being such a wonderful product, it was very reasonable which is a big plus. I love my lamp! I have very limited eyesight and this lamp has greatly improved my ability to read mail, newspapers, etc. pole keeps slipping out of the base The instructions were difficult to follow because they are not very complete. I had trouble seating the pole into the base. There is no instruction about the batteries - how do you replace batteries or bulbs whatever gives the light. We are considering returning How much tine do we have before making a decision. I need to get some help on this installation if wekeep it. Not exactly what we expected Was disappointed with the directions. Was told to screw the post into the base, but neither the post nor the base were threaded. This means that when you want to move it, you have to try and get your fingers under the base edge and pick up the whole thing. This also makes it kind of wobbly, because its not firmly attached to the base! 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. Great gift for Mom This is a great gift for the elderly who have trouble with small print or craft work. I got this gift for my Mom. Want to see again? I can read books, newspapers and best of all I can reqd and complete crosswords. decent product The magnifying glass is good. The base could use a clamp to hold the pole in. When you go to move it the pole comes out unless you hold it by the base. As this was a gift for a 90 year old woman with poor eyesight she thought she had broken it when the pole came out so easily. Since the base is heavy she could not move it well enough to put it back in. Full Page Floor Magnifying Lamp-Awsome This product has given the ability to read again for my mom. She is an avided reader as I am and the Macular Degeration in her eyes was stea ling the joy and ability from her. Thanks of offering this solution so that she can read again!!! My Dad has his sight back! Its has changed my dads life! He can now read the newspaper easily!!! Awesome, great product I bought this for my husband who spends a lot of time playing guitar and reading music. This products frees him from using his glasses to read the music. This product is genius!! Thank you I can see small numbers again! I can read full-page financial statements again while I am sitting at the computer I can also read a newspaper and paperback books which I had had to give up. Love it. I have already raved about it to several people. Reading Lamp 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. not to be assembled by the elderly for the elderly with sight issues, this must be assembled by an individual with some aptitude. the internal wiring is subject to snagging and/or bunching up when the product (3parts)are screwed together Makes Reading a Breeze Makes reading the newspaper easier and I can read for longer periods of time. 91 year old Dad Loves It! My Dad loves it because it allows him to read an entire page without moving the book around! Older, wiser, smarter I use the product for studying my college courses. easy to use, due to the adjustable bending of the extending pole. It is not strong enough for my husband to use, I do wish there was a stronger version to purchase. Dont Yet Know I bought this as a gift for my husband for our 30th wedding anniversary but gift is currently unopened because its a surprise waiting for December 13th. I wont know until package is opened so will have to write a review later. Thanks for asking though..............Val Goldberg Exactly what I had hoped for! Perfect for my aging mother with deteriorating eyesight. She is able to read again and even crochet. She is thrilled! Just wish we could adjust the height up and down some for different chair heights. Reading made easy This reading light/magnifier does everything it advertised. I can now read the fine printed books that I have. It was a smart purchase. I will use it daily. Hands free I use it for my hobby of needle point. I used to wear 4X flip lenses clip ons on my prescription glasses, which made it very bulky and uncomfortable. This is an awsome idea. I am sure I will use it for more than reading and needle point. Making focus is difficult. Letters get distorted as the magnifier cannot be positioned evenly over the page of books or papers. Husband absolutely loves it My husband is an avid collector of stamps and coins so he absolutely loves this lamp. Perfect because he doesnt have to hand hold a light and a magnifier. floor magnifying lamp Have poor eyesight i use it for needle point helps quite a lot can set your position at your level A bit heavy for an elderly person to set in place A good tool in any home The item that was missing from our home Great Product Purchased for my Mother-inlaw who has failing eye-sight-degenerative eye disease. floor magnifying lamp Im disappointed with the lamp, it has a large area that you cannot look through, the edges are blurry. It is not like my 2 hand magnifiers that I purchased years ago, they are clear and work well for small items. I bought this for I wanted to read a book with it, but find it unacceptable for the price. 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 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. Floor Lamp I have had this product for over one year and use it regularly. Good lamp/magnifier 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. inconvenient Wasnt as bright as expected. Was inconvenient to move around and adjust to desired position when used. Good for the Price The lights could be brighter. 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! good purchase Use for sewing. ..etc Excellent choice 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. Makes it easier to see This greatly improved reading and sewing for me. At first I didnt like this product because I wasnt positioning it correctly. The side of the magnifier with the handle and switch need to be directly in front of you (across your chest) in order to see clearly with this. Once I did that I could see very well with it. perfect for my Moms needs used for reading Awesome Product I purchased the Full Page Floor Magnifying Lamp for my 85 year old mother who always loved to read but couldnt any longer due to eye strain. This is perfect for her as it sits next to her chair and she can swing it over to use whenever she needs it and it is out of her way when she isnt using it. She is so happy to be able to read novels again. Best gift Ive given her in years! Not helpful This light was to help my mother, who has early dementia, read and do needlepoint It has not been very helpful,as the gooseneck is not well-designed and the lights flicker. Disappointed. Timely delivery 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. Love it! Already done. The product okay wait time too long Good product to help family member be able to read small print Full Page Floor Magnifying Lamp Usage: needlework Cons: plastic lens with grooves on one side. 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! Great gift for sight challenged people This was purchased as a gift for a family member who has macular degeneration and he loves it! It helps with reading all the fine print in newspapers and books that he otherwise would not be able to enjoy. Only one like it The older you get, the more help you need in some areas. In this case, this magnifying lamp makes doing needle work much easier. It is clear and the light is just right. Very good. GOOD PRODUCT WORKS AS ADVERTISED. PERFECT FOR SENIORS I PURCHASED THIS FOR AN ELDERLY FRIEND WHO LOVES HER CRAFTS BUT THE CLOSE UP STICHING WORK SHE DOES, HAS BECOME SO DIFFICULT THAT SHE STOPPED DOING EVERYTHING. NOW SHE CAN SEE HER WORK CLOSE-UP , USING BOTH HANDS AND IT IS LIGHTED TO ENHANCE WHAT SHE IS LOOKINH AT. SHE LOVES IT! I can read good w this lamp, wish it bent more as I am short Will read with this lamp a lot. I like that it has lite, can read in dark. The goose neck does not bend enough for people under 52" I like that you can move it easy, light weight but doesnt tip over. Second one bought Purchased for Mom to use in addition to one in bedroom. She finds difficult to position but I help her menuver. Good for people with macular degeneration.