Reviews

See what people are saying about CraftOptics Telescopes below.
Embroidery, Knitting

"My CraftOptics glasses were a lifesaver for me. I'd go nuts without my handicrafts."

I have a pair of these! I have very severe astigmatism and Macular Degeneration. CraftOptics worked with my optometrist to get me something that would let me continue knitting, doing embroidery and making lino-prints without stabbing or cutting myself. I love them so much. My CraftOptics glasses were a lifesaver for me. I’d go nuts without my handicrafts.

- Mitzy Carter
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Permanent Makeup, Tattoo Art

No more shadows, no more bulky lights or mag lamps!

“OMG! I just received my CraftOptics Telescopes with the DreamBeam and they are fantastic!!! No more shadows, no more bulky lights or mag lamps! They are perfect for working with permanent makeup, extractions during a facial, plus so much more! Thank you so much!!!”

- Marie Caraccioli, Licensed Medical Esthetician, Instructor, Permanent Makeup Artist and Eyelash & Eyebrow Extension Expert. Marie is owner and operator of Carabella Facial Spa, Baton Rouge, LA. http://carabellafacialspa.com
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Art - General

There is really nothing better for looking at the details of mountings of works of art on paper.

2016 Update: “You spoke to my wife at the quilting expo last weekend. It reminded me to let you know how much I value your telescopes. I’m not sure how long I’ve had them: a decade? longer? I use them regularly, because there is really nothing better for looking at the details of mountings of works of art on paper. They let me see into narrow spaces clearly—a crucial first step in deciding whether a mounting needs to be replaced—and decide how to go about replacing it.”

 

- Drew Stevens, Distinguished Curator of Prints, Drawings and Photographs Chazen Museum of Art University of Wisconsin-Madison
Cross-stitch

My CraftOptics glasses are totally indispensable to me and a very treasured tool for the intricate cross-stitch art pieces I do.

“My CraftOptics glasses are totally indispensable to me and a very treasured tool for the intricate cross-stitch art pieces I do. Thanks for the great service.”

- Pamela Bisbing
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Quilting & Sewing

Love this product. Couldn't be happier!

“I am attaching a picture of me using my CraftOptics glasses. Saying that I LOVE them doesn’t cover it but I do. I have used them to rip things out but decided not to take a picture of that so, instead, I am sending you one of me sewing on a baby quilt. Love this product – couldn’t be happier.”

- Renee Colley
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Quilting & Sewing

Bought mine in Paducah and just finished using them while quilting my Hoffman Challenge quilt that is a finalist!!

“Love my new CraftOptics! They are awesome and let me do really detailed work! Bought mine in Paducah and just finished using them while quilting my Hoffman Challenge quilt that is a finalist!!”

- Judy Breskow, Quilt Artist
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Jewelry & Beadwork

These are by far my greatest beading tool.

“I’ve been using them for a couple of years. These are by far my greatest beading tool. Without them I could not create my art at all. I can see the smallest of details whilst I’m beading.”

 

- Melissa Ingram, Bead Artist
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Quilting & Sewing

"What a difference they make. They are comfortable, fit perfectly, not too heavy and I can see the smallest details sitting in a better upright position."

I just received my Rx CraftOptics telescopes with the light. I was working on a quilt, so I immediately put them on to try them. Without any adjustments at all, I sat for and hour and a half using them to finish a piece of applique. What a difference they make. They are comfortable, fit perfectly, not too heavy and I can see the smallest details sitting in a better upright position. I am so pleased. They are everything I expected and more.

- Janis Patten – Hand Quilting, Embroidery and Applique’ Artist
Embroidery, Quilting & Sewing

I probably tried almost every magnifier/light combination, not one worked well until I came across Craftoptics

“In my quest for better close-up vision for my hand embroidery projects, I probably tried almost every magnifier/light combination available. Not one worked well until I came across the Craftoptics Telescopes at a quilting show and I decided to try them.

They have turned out to be an invaluable tool for me. Not only am I able to see the detail of the stitches on my hand embroidery and sewing (making the stitching more precise), I have also found a myriad of other uses for them. Whenever I have the need to look at something in detail (such as very small print), I grab my telescopes and put them on. I always have a clear, detailed view and enough light!”

- Sharon N., Embroidery Artist
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Jewelry & Beadwork

Huge difference in my soldering success!

Love my CraftOptics! Huge difference in my soldering success! It’s so much easier to make a joint good and tight when you can see it clearly.

- Maria Paray LaMalfa, Jewelry Artist