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Old 08-31-2016, 02:39 PM
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Originally Posted by DLuxN8R-13 View Post
I've been getting my reading glasses at the local buck-and-change stores for two or three dollars a pair . They're made out of plastic including the lenses, on the flimsy side and they are sold on a revolving rack with a little sticker saying what magnification they are like 100x or 325x all the way up to 500x.
Those are pretty powerful glasses if they're making things look 100 to 500 times as large as they actually are! Or maybe there's a decimal point in there that you need glasses to see.

In my experience, those cheap dollar-store reading glasses work differently from prescription glasses. The former magnify what you're looking at (thus making it easy to read), while the latter help you focus on what you're looking at but don't change its apparent size.