People who are myopic often experience problems when using magnifying glasses. Before buying a magnifying glass, firstly try taking off your spectacles altogether and hold the print close to the eye. If this does not help then often the most effective type of low vision aid will be a Flat Field Magnifier (Dome or Bar magnifier). Whilst Flat Field Magnifiers appear to be quite weak they are very suitable for people who are myopic and the low magnification is not usually a problem.
Myopic people should avoid using Stand Magnifiers because the fixed focus of these aids may cause problems. If Dome or Bar Magnifiers are not successful then hand held or spectacle-mounted aids will usually prove more helpful than stand magnifiers.