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Optivisor DA-5 2.5x Head Band Handsfree Magnifier Visor

4.7 out of 5 stars 52 customer reviews
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  • Optical polished glass lens
  • Universal fit (head size adjuster)
  • Comfortable and soft head band
  • Can be warn over spectacles
  • Leaves both hands free, perfect for intricate tasks
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Style Name: 2.5x

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Style Name: 2.5x
  • Product Dimensions: 20 x 5 x 24 cm ; 159 g
  • Boxed-product Weight: 240 g
  • Item model number: OP1761/05
  • ASIN: B006BU3V68
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 3 May 2010
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (52 customer reviews)
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Product Description

Style Name:2.5x

Product Description

OptiVISOR is a precision binocular headband magnifier which permits unrestricted efficiency while reducing eye strain, leaves both hands free, and allows three dimensional vision. Used by anyone whose profession or craft requires close accurate work. Can be worn over prescription or safety eyeglasses. The DA5 gives x2.5 magnification with a focal length of 8 inches. Additional lens plates are available. Optivisor is equipped with these unique features: Optical Glass Prismatic Lenses - Ground and polished to precision optical standards - bevel edged and mounted in interchangeable plastic frame. It Tilts - Adjustable pivots allow the visor to be tilted out of the way when not needed and at your fingertips when you need magnification. Adjustable Headband - Conforms to fit all head sizes - fabricated from a special blend lightweight material - comfortable when worn for long periods of time. High Impact Visor - Provides a tough, durable, always new appearance. Genuine Leather Comfort Band- Padded with orthopedic felt adds to comfort.

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Headband Magnifier with Glass Lens


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Style Name: 2.5x
I have been a professional model maker for over 10 years and Optivisor's are the bread and butter of the trade. When my previous one finally packed up (the left swivel bracket snapped after years of use) I did a little research before purchasing a new one. Despite the simple nature of these types of device, you would be surprised at how much difference a quality visor can make to the craft process. On offer I have noticed a varying difference in quality of products available from cheap but poor imitations to top quality metal visors. I finally decided to purchase one of these on the recommendation of a friend and I am pleased to conclude that this Optivisor is one of the much better quality items. In fact after a few weeks of use, I can safely say it is one of the best that I have ever owned! It feels very solid (I believe it is made in America) and fits comfortably to the head thanks to the adjustable head band. I have found the lenses to be very clear to look through with no blur or glare (a problem that I had with my previous visor). If you are a customer like me who believes in paying a little more for quality and a long lasting item then this is the visor for you.
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The Optivisor is perfect for the detailed botanical paintings that I do. It is surprisingly light and easy to adjust. The lenses are glass, so will not scratch as easily as plastic ones, and there is much less distortion. The lenses can be replaced very easily if you want a different magnification (other lenses available separately). The lenses tip up when not in use, so no need to keep taking the Optivisor on and off. For anyone who wears glasses, the Optivisor works with or without your glasses on. All in all, a very useful and effective product that I would recommend to anyone who needs to work with fine detail.Just one word of warning - the lenses have a very small depth of field, - for instance, the 2.5 magnifier works at a distance of 8 inches from the object. If that is too close, you can get the 2.0x magnifier, which operates at a distance of 10 inches, or if you don't mind working even closer, the 3.0x magnifier requires a distance of 6 inches to focus properly. I find the 2.5x is perfect for me and I very quickly got used to this limitation. Optivisor DA-5 2.5x Head Band Handsfree Magnifier Visor
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Style Name: 2.5x Verified Purchase
This is my second purchase of this item in ten years.......that's how long my first one served me till the headband adjustment screw finally broke.

Fabulous for fine work, never want to be without mine. Highly recommended for jewellers, watch and clock repairs and any application where you need reliable close magnification. Wear them right and you can see over the top the same as you would a pair of glasses.
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Style Name: 2.5x Verified Purchase
The lenses are great, really clear.

I purchased the No. 5, which magnifies to 2.5x with a focal distance of 8 inches.

I can comfortably wear my normal spectacles while using the optivisor, and the actual device is light and comfortable around the head.

There are a couple of annoying things about the design of the cheap plastic casing. It would be ok, but it seems they have deliberately designed it so that you can't mount your own LED headtorch to the top.

Not serious, I will drill a couple of holes in it and attach a mounting plate that I can use to hold my own headlamp.

Also, the lenses are bolted onto the casing, so if I want to purchase additional lenses for different focal lengths, there is no quick way to swap them.

Again, not a big problem and I will find some quick-release screws, or make some kind of little holding pins to replace the nuts and bolts if I decide to purchase additional lenses, but they really could do better on this aspect of the design.
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Style Name: 2.75x Verified Purchase
The item is good but replacement lenses are £20 less than the whole item. I don't object to paying for quality optical items but do object to paying £20 for a plastic headband. The overall quality is good and enables a clear close up view. That the lenses are replaceable is good. Be warned, depth of field decreases rapidly as the magnification increases. For me the 3.5x would have been unworkable.
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Style Name: 3.5x Verified Purchase
Ideal for those like me who are a bit long in the tooth and wear glasses. I have also bought a number 5 focal lens which is ideal for painting 4mm scale figures for my model railway. I have used magnifiers on a stand but they do not have the versatility and comfort the Optivisor has. An excellent piece of kit.
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Style Name: 2x Verified Purchase
This was far better than I expected. I have used a magnifying glass for a while to see what was happening. This is just better, much better image and easy to use as its not lost on the bench somewhere, its on your head. I wear bifocals and its possible to alter the magnification by altering the position. I was also worried about the 2x magnification, I wondered if it was enough, but its absolutely fine for me. Surprisingly good for getting splinters out, that hadn't crossed my mind when I ordered it.
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Style Name: 1.75x Verified Purchase
I love these....I would say it's important to buy the correct magnification for how you work as the focal length is pre set. I chose to buy 2 pairs....one for close up work and one for general stuff. If I'm honest I use the 1.75x a lot more than the 3.5x. These are nicely build and very comfortable too...the lenses are clearly high quality and I think thats really what you are paying for. Price of extra lenses make buying a second set more sense than additional lenses.
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