Save your glasses for reading (and don’t worry if you leave them at home)!
Stylish…. Practical.. novel… these Pendant Magnifiers have been individually handcrafted into an oval shape with faceted edges to produce a stylish pendant that also acts as a magnifying glass.
With the cord set to the optimum length, the pendant is simply swung out to midway between you and the object you wish to magnify, brilliant!
Makes a great present for a long-sighted friend, or spoil yourself!
The Magnifier is ideal for menus in dimly lit restaurants, those hard-to-read ingredient lists on supermarket products, or for reading your smart phone screen… but it’s also a beautiful and stylish ornament whose purpose is not immediately apparent!
The Magnifier is made from the same material used in most spectacle lenses – an ophthalmic thermoplastic. It has a 4x magnification and works best at about halfway between you and the object you wish to magnify – generally with the cord fully extended. The lens is 6.8 x 4.6 cm and the leather cord is 94 cm. Each Magnifier is hand made and individually tinted. FAQ:
Are the colours the same as they look on screen?
The colours shown are a guide only – the actual colour of the lens may be slightly different from how it appears on your computer monitor. There may also be variations in colour between lenses as each is individually hand-tinted.
Does the colour tint affect what you see through the lens?
The tint is very subtle and has no affect on what is viewed through the lens, nor does it alter the optical properties. The tinting is purely for aesthetic reasons as it adds to the ‘gemlike’ quality.
What are the dimensions of the Magnifier?
The lens is 6.8 x 4.6 cm and the leather cord is 94 cm. The box is 9.5 cm x 12.5 cm x 2.2 cm
What is the Pendant Magnifier made from?
Basically the same material used in most spectacle lenses – an ophthalmic thermoplastic called CR-39 Monomer
Is it worn in one eye like a traditional monocle?
No, it’s not designed to be used that way. The Monocles Pendant Magnifier has a 4x magnification and works best at about halfway between you and the object you wish to magnify – generally with the cord fully extended.
How should I care for my Monocles Pendant Magnifier?
It’s best to hang the Pendant from a hook when you take it off, but if you do lay it down try to face the convex side up. The Magnifier can be cleaned just as you would a pair of prescription glasses – with a spectacle lens cleaning liquid and a soft cloth
What if it gets scratched?
Like most spectacle lenses the Magnifier has a scratch-resistant coating, but because the pendant can sometimes brush against things – surface scratching is possible. From my own experience minor surface scratching only appears after a couple of years of daily wear. Minor scratches can be removed with a product called Pollywatch (or even toothpaste) by applying a small amount and gently rubbing the surface with a soft cloth.