These can range from simple handheld ones easily available in shops for the general public. However, in most instances, magnification does not go beyond 2x/3x. Higher magnification can only be obtained from specialist suppliers upon prescription by a low vision clinician, an ophthalmologist, or an orthoptist. Depending on the user, some may be prescribed a handheld model, while other may be recommended a stand magnifier.

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