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Donegan OSC OptiSIGHT Binocular Magnifying Visor

Available in multiple versions

53 customer reviews

Price: $21.65 - $78.06
Sale: Lower price available on select options
Product Specifications
Brand Name Donegan Optical
UNSPSC Code 41100000

The Donegan OSC OptiSIGHT is a hands-free, headband binocu... Read full product description

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Product Features

  • Binocular headband magnifier provides hands-free magnification and viewing for a variety of applications, such as jewelry-making, watch-making, needlework, artwork, electronic inspection, book-reading, print inspection, and stamp-collecting
  • Available in multiple dioptric strengths that provide a specific magnification power (X), depending on the distance from the object (focal length)
  • A dioptric number and a magnification number are not the same thing. Diopter strength represents a specific magnification power (X). For example, a 5-diopter provides 2.5X magnification (at a distance of 8")
  • Optical-grade, acrylic lens ground and polished into a prismatic lens for quality, clarity, and durability
  • Can be worn over prescription or safety eyeglasses

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  • ASIN: B005KLTN7A
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (53 customer reviews)
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23 of 24 people found the following review helpful By Jerry Saperstein HALL OF FAMETOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on October 22, 2009
Size: Gray Color Verified Purchase
I'm not sure why Amazon has this in the toy category, but it is also in tools and other categories as well. In any event, kids would appreciate this as a toy or a hobby aid.

No matter what you use OptiSight for, it is worth the money. I've owned several devices like this over the years and the older I get, the more I need them. Of course, devices like this aren't generally used every day, so they tend to get lost, packed away, whatever. I don't recall ever breaking one, though.

Anyway, this newest iteration is great. It comes with three magnifying lenses:

# 3 that magnifies 1.75x at 14 inch viewing distance
# 4 magnifies 2x at 10 inch viewing distance
# 5 magnifies 2.5x at 8 inch viewing distance

The lenses are plastic and not of the highest quality, but are more than adequate for normal uses. I wouldn't recommend using them for microelectronic assembly six hours a day, but for a couple of hours at a time, they work just fine.

Construction is very simple and robust. It is a band of formed plastic that will fit seemingly any adult head and those of older children. There is a simple tensioning mechanism that holds that lenses where you want them - and it works really well. You won't have to worry about the lenses slipping from the position you put them in. There is a poly strap included in the package - and you better be on the lookout for it, because it is hard to spot in the package - that you use to tighten the band around your head.

Field of view for the lenses is more than adequate for close work.

Overall, the OptiSight Magnifying Visor does the job it is intended to do. At the price, it is an excellent value and a very handy tool to have around when you need it.

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By InspectorGadget on March 21, 2011
Size: Purple Color Verified Purchase
These are pretty decent. The color if fun. My 3-y-o wanted a flip-up goggle to play "Ghostbusters" and we're building a mock night-vision scope around these.

As a magnifier, they work pretty well. I use magnifying goggles all the time in my work because of my aging eyes. I can tell you that you can do much better for $20, though. These should sell for about $5. They don't have headband padding and the closure is a crummy slotted rubber strap that goes across the flanges on the two back bands. It has a lot of range -- goes from my 3-year-old's small head to my big man's head, but it doesn't fit as nicely as my $7 cheapo black visors (with Velcro closure) that have two flip-down sets of lenses PLUS a loupe.

Velcro closure of the bands would be better. Screw-down knob on the head-adjustment bands would be better.

The tensioning screws are a plus, though.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By H. B. Luttrell on October 17, 2010
Size: Red Color Verified Purchase
The optiSIGHT visor is very lightweight and comfortable to wear. I usually forget that I have it on! The pivot for the lens carrier is excellent: it can be tightened to hold the lens at a specific level, or provide just enough tension to move it up and down as needed.

This model has plastic lenses, not glass like the more expensive models. I had concerns about the optical quality and durability, but I am happy to be wrong! The optics are clear, and should a lens ever be scratched, they are only around $5 to replace (not $25 like for glass).
It comes with 3 powers: 1.75X at 14" distance, 2X at 10" distance, and 2.5X at 8" distance.

Another lens is sold separately, the OptiSIGHT LE7 lensplate, which is 2X at a 6" viewing distance.

I thought that I would want more magnification, that 2.5X wouldn't be enough, but so far I am very pleased with this purchase. I can wear it while working for hours without headaches or eye strain. And my craftsmanship has improved!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By James Q. Smith TOP 1000 REVIEWER on June 2, 2011
Size: Purple Color Verified Purchase
The all plastic construction and reduced material makes it lighter, easier to wear in hot weather, offers minimal obstruction to your regular and peripheral vision and overall lower cost compared to Donegan's flagship OptiVisor Donegan OptiVisor Headband Magnifier 2 1/2X Magnification. Its simply made, which means little can go wrong, easy to clean, easy to adjust visor or headband tensions and the lenses are very easy to interchange and mount.

I have no trouble wearing this item on my head for hours on end, unlike the OptiVisor which is worn like a crown and thumbscrewed for comfortable tightness on your skull, you can wear the OptiSight in different positions you find secure and comfortable as it slips on like eyeglasses. I wear it propped like sunglasses atop your head, and pull the lens way down to allow me to see straight ahead easily. Other times where I shift between magnified vision and my unassisted eyes, I wear it like eyeglasses, with the headband resting nearer to the back of my ears. The headband strap is optional for smaller heads or if you like the headband tight, I don't use it.

A reason for choosing Donegan over similar looking competition is their reputation for good optics. While glass for optics is preferred, plastic can be as good and weighs less, if _made_ properly. Lenses have to be free of subtle aberrations to prevent eye fatigue or worse, headaches, and it may not be noticeable until you work for hours with cheaper lenses that look OK by initial inspection. If you buy a cheapo magnifier, you'll have to find how good the lenses or the headband construction is by buying it and working with it for hours.
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