Reading Chart


Print This Chart
to determine which magnification is best for you.

Each line is an example of newsprint magnified at the given power.  After you print this READING CHART, read it at a distance of 10 to 15 inches from your eyes. Whatever line you read comfortably is the magnification you need for a magnifier. The magnification power is listed to the right.
Reading      10X/40D
Requires8X/32D
Adequate6X/24D
Lighting and5X/20D
Magnification.4X/16D
A magnifier should3X/12D
Allow you to read your mail.2X/8D
This print is similar to small headlines.1.5X/6D
Congratulations! You are now reading small print. 
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