Thanks to a comment left by Margie, I’ve now ordered “Magni-Clips“.
I tried to match them up to the size/shape of my glasses. There are plenty of different sizes/shapes available. I ordered 2.0, 2.5 and 3.0. One isn’t available for now but the other two should be here Sunday.
Since they aren’t here yet so I can’t comment on how they work but this is what I had been wanting. I went to three local eyeglass shops . . and considering how little I go out, that was quite challenging for me . . and not a single one of them had any idea what I was talking about. I did look on Amazon but apparently I wasn’t using the correct terms because after reading Margie’s comment, I went straight to Amazon and found them.
Last night I stitched for 5 or 6 hours . . here’s proof that I stitched 500+ stitches again yesterday. It was mostly border and it went quickly but 509 stitches is 509 stitches and I’m almost 20% done.
Anyway . . I wore the glasses with the battery and using the light for 5 or 6 hours and they were fine. Didn’t hurt my nose, didn’t slip down my forehead. They were quite comfortable but again, everyone is different so what works for me, won’t necessarily work for you.
I’m hoping the Magni-Clips work because that will be the easiest way to magnify whatever I’m doing and I always have my glasses with me.
Second, I’m very happy with the lighted magnifier I got this week. That will be what I carry with me when we travel to places where I may not have excellent lighting available (cabins we rent, my uncle’s house, etc.). It also makes me happy to have these so if/when our power is out, I can still stitch. Just another little tool in my preparedness chest.
Cindy F says
My husband has a colleague at work that uses lightweight readers that sit on your nose similar to the pince nez glasses without the part that wraps around your ears. The brand is ThinOptics and we love them. You can get them in different magnifications. They are lightweight and made of plastic. I like them as I wear glasses and can just look up at the tv or my surroundings and my vision isn’t affected. I think he bought them on Amazon. They might not work on all noses but they work with ours. 🙂
Judy Laquidara says
Since the holes are so tiny on 40 and 46 count, I do much better with glass lenses, but that makes them heavier. I find my eyes get really tired fast using the plastic. I also like that I can look over the magnifiers and am seeing through my glasses, but when I’m stitching, there’s never much else to see since there’s not a TV up here.
I will check them out. Thanks! Most of these are inexpensive enough that I don’t mind ordering them and without a doubt, I’ll get some use out of them.
Margie Crewse says
So glad I could help you with the glasses and hope you enjoy them as much as I do. I often flip them up to go do something and then forget I have them on and wonder around with 4 eyes! I still use the others on camping trips when we are dry camping. I can charge them at night while the generator is running. I have a question about your tomato soup you talked about, have you ever canned it? Will have tomatoes from the garden later. (I hope) and hubby doesn’t care for tomato soup and small jars would be nice. Take care
Judy Laquidara says
I have not canned the tomato soup but I have made it when it was just me eating it and before pouring in the cream, I divided it into freezer containers and froze it. Then all I had to do was heat it and add the cream.