Reviews

See what people are saying about CraftOptics Telescopes below.
Quilting & Sewing

"To me the DreamBeam is essential--light just where you need it."

Just want to say how much I use my CraftOptics for sewing, quilting, doing my nails, and now grafting sweaters together. To me the DreamBeam is essential–light just where you need it. I have needed to update my prescription for over 2 years, but could not give them up long enough. I’m between projects right now, so please continue to do your thing so I can do mine. Thank you sooo much for a great product.

- Carolyn M., Sewing & Quilt Artist
Jewelry & Beadwork

"They are GREAT!  I am amazed at how well they fit me and how comfortable they are - no adjustments needed!"

They are GREAT!  I am amazed at how well they fit me and how comfortable they are – no adjustments needed!  I am a retired small animal veterinary surgeon so working with magnification is pretty “normal” to me, so I really didn’t find I needed a lot of time to learn how to work with them on.  The quality is excellent and I love the light!!! So easy to use.

- Barbara G., Bead Artist
Low Vision

"She has macular degeneration and was worried she would have to give up quilting. The glasses have made such a difference, not only in her quilting but in reading. She’s read every night since she got them.   Thank you!"

“The glasses I puchased were for my mother.  I am happy to say she is thrilled with them.  They make such a difference for her. She has macular degeneration and was worried she would have to give up quilting. The glasses have made such a difference, not only in her quilting but in reading. She’s read every night since she got them.   Thank you!”
Jeanne Dumphy
- Jeanne D.
Jewelry & Beadwork

"After trying multiple magnification devices, and being frustrated with the results of each one, and several different pairs of glasses, I was giving up hope that I would ever be able to see the details again, which was just killing me."

I have to tell you, these are the best things ever!!  I was really concerned about getting them; I had cataract surgery 3 years ago and went from being extremely near-sighted to far-sighted, and it has been driving me bonkers trying to find something that would help me see the details that I need to see for my enameling.  After trying multiple magnification devices, and being frustrated with the results of each one, and several different pairs of glasses, I was giving up hope that I would ever be able to see the details again, which was just killing me.

I talked with my eye doctor, and even he wasn’t sure about how these would work.  The impetus for finally giving in and getting them was changing jobs and having money in my flex account I didn’t want to lose 🙂  And they are FABULOUS!!!  I have my details back, and they don’t even have as much depth-of-field limitation as I was afraid they would.

Still getting used to sitting at the right distance, but I have that issue with my glasses anyway after years of ‘get closer to see better.’

I also want to thank you for your company’s customer service – it is fabulous!

Thanks so much!

Karin C.

- Karin C., Jewelry Artist
Quilting & Sewing

"CraftOptics has given this hobby back to me."

[YouTube comment] These things are amazing. I am a quilter and do hand work in the evenings. With my age and faulty eyesight, this was becoming impossible. CraftOptics has given this hobby back to me.
- Debby Cloy, Quilt Artist
Reviews
Quilting & Sewing

"I am THRILLED with how I can see with these!"

I am THRILLED with how I can see with these. The glasses part have my own prescription in them, bifocals and all.  And once I plop the telescopes down on top of the lenses and turn on the light – WOW!  I’m loving mine! 20161003_211008

We have to do what we can to [continue doing] what we love for as long as possible! And I need to be able to see close, and see clearly without straining my eyes during hours of needlework time.

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- Bonnie Hunter, www.quiltville.com
Reviews
Jewelry & Beadwork

"It makes a huge difference with soldering.  I couldn’t believe it!"

It makes a huge difference with soldering.  I couldn’t believe it!   I could see areas so clearly.  Especially big pieces with lots of corners.

Peggy Houchin

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- Peggy Houchin, Silversmith
Reviews
Quilting & Sewing

"I never Quilt without my wearing my CraftOptics! I feel like I am working in the dark without them.”

I had really been struggling with the detail work in my quilting. My solution was adding more light but that only helped so much.

I had seen the advertisements for CraftOptics but the first time I had the opportunity to try them on was in 2015 at AQS Paducah and suddenly details were clear! I do lots of tiny detail stitching on my quilts and I can do that so easily with my CraftOptics. I feel that they definitely helped to up my quilting game.

I immediately purchased a pair after the demo. I knew these glasses would give me another tool to advance with my art quilts by providing me with so much vision clarity. These glasses have allowed me so much more enjoyment and less stress on my eyesight. No more struggling to see those all-important details.

I am constantly moving around during my piecing process but mostly during my quilting. I do lots of stitching on my art quilts and I change threads very often. My CraftOptics allow me to see all of the different colors and stitches with total clarity. No more tired eyes or eye strain with my CraftOptics. Also, no aching back from bending over trying to see details of my work.

Read an interview with Judy in our blog here: JUDYBESKOW

- Judy Beskow, Quilt Artist
Reviews
Jewelry & Beadwork

"When I put my first pair of CraftOptics on and actually looked at my little, tiny seed beads through the CraftOptics, I almost cried - That is how amazing these are."

“When I put my first pair of CraftOptics on and actually looked at my little, tiny seed beads through the CraftOptics, I almost cried – That is how amazing these are.”

Watch Jill’s CraftOptics review and learn new beading tips on her Jill Wiseman Designs YouTube channel: Jill Wiseman Designs

- Jill Wiseman, Bead Artist & Instructor
Miniatures

"I really thought that my eyes just weren’t up to the detail work I used to do, or maybe my hands had just lost a crucial “coordination edge.” With the CraftOptics, I can do just as well as I did 10 years ago. It’s
been a terrific boost to my work in the hobby."

CRAFTOPTICS: A WHOLE NEW WAY TO SEE YOUR MINIATURES
by Mary B.

Last April I purchased a pair of CraftOptics at the Chicago International show (aka Tom Bishop show.) They really are
amazing! Before my CraftOptics, I felt I couldn’t control the brush well enough to attempt some details in painting
minis that now I can do fairly easily. And working with adhesives is definitely easier now.

What are CraftOptics? Glad you asked! Here’s a picture from their website https://craftoptics.com/
As you can see from the photo, CraftOptics include a pair of glasses (made to your prescription), a pair of high
resolution magnifying telescopes, and a battery-powered light. They also come with a case to store them safely.

Now when I work on my minis I don’t hunch over the work, or keep trying to adjust the distance between my eyes and
the minis. This is true whether I am painting, doing needlework, sculpting with polymer clay or just cutting or gluing.
I’ve even found that it helps me cut more accurately when using a miter box.

If you visit their website you will see that many hobbyists and those in a number of professions are using this product to
help them see better when doing their work. They are expensive so I felt better about the
purchase because of their 45-day money back guarantee, as well as warranties on the various components. The website
has a lot of information – including a video and photo gallery – as well as ways to contact the company for more
information.

Before I tried them at the show, I really thought that my eyes just weren’t up to the detail work I used to do, or maybe
my hands had just lost a crucial “coordination edge.” With the CraftOptics, I can do just as well as I did 10 years ago. It’s
been a terrific boost to my work in the hobby.
I’ll bring them along to the February meeting. These are just too good not to share with my fellow miniaturists!

- Mary B., Miniaturist

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