Types of Magnification Devices
Magnifying lenses can be made of glass or clear acrylic materials. Each type of lens has its advantages and disadvantages. Glass lenses have very clear optical qualities and allow more light to be transmitted through the lens. Glass lenses are also generally resistant to scratches. Glass lenses are heavier than acrylic lenses of the same size. On the other hand, acrylic lenses are used as an alternative to glass lenses. Acrylic lenses are generally very lightweight compared to glass lenses. They are normally scratch-resistant and are resistant to shattering.