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

You've made this quilt-aholic woman very happy!

I received my glasses and DreamBeam today and I’ve barely moved from my sewing machine since they arrived. I can’t believe how much I was missing! Although I had a problem with the light, I called your company and was more than pleased by the responsiveness of your staff. Thank you for producing such a high-quality product. You’ve made this quilt-aholic woman very happy!

- Pamela Armitage, Quilting & Beading
Quilting & Sewing

Ripping hems is not one of my favorite things to do, but your glassicals made it easy!

Just a note to let you know I received my glasses today. Thank you for a wonderful Birthday Present! I’ve already used them for a sewing problem I was having (ripping hems out is not one of my favorite things to do, but your glassicals made it easy!) Thank you so much.




- B.J., Quilt artist
Quilting & Sewing

I can now stitch in comfort instead of bending over my work and making my back and neck ache.

I am pleased to tell you that I have received my CraftOptics. I am very pleased with them. I can now stitch in comfort instead of bending over my work and making my back and neck ache. I know they will make a difference to my hobby from now on. The dream beam gives incredible light. I do not know how I have managed with my daylight bulb for so long as the dream beam light is so much brighter.

Thank you so much for a fabulous product. and to Jeff for helping me fill out the application form.

- Karen Slater, Miniature Embroider
Art - General

CraftOptics Telescopes allow me to work in a more natural position

I used to use a visor, but that required that I get really really close to see. And that would mean that I’m breathing all over the art and sometimes it means I have to be all hunched over and still not really able to see deep underneath the art. Using the CraftOptics Telescopes allows me to work in a more natural position and I can see a much larger area.

- Drew
Quilting & Sewing

...made the whole project a lot easier

I was just using the optics yesterday while working on a chainmaille project and the difference was really noticeable! The seams in the jump rings were much easier to see, which made the whole project a lot easier.

- Katie
Jewelry & Beadwork

My most important tool

My most important tool is my CraftOptics Binocular Magnifying Telescopes. These have saved not only my eyes, but my shoulders and back, which had been in pain from years of hunching over. Before these life-savers, I found myself beading less and less because I was so physically uncomfortable, and I didn’t even know why.

These are lightweight, permanently attached to prescription glasses that come with them, and I can flip the binocular part of them up or down in a second. I can now hold my beadwork up to 16″ away from me, sit up straight, and see fantastic detail. I don’t do any beadwork without these.


- Margie Deeb
Quilting & Sewing

I can now see mistakes I hadn't seen before

The telescopes are working out great!  The only downside is I can now see mistakes I’ve made in my craft projects that I hadn’t noticed before.  The only thing I can think of for how to improve them would be to make them so small they could be implanted directly into the eyeballs.  Craftoptics bionic eyes, how cool!

- Pam
Cross-stitch, Quilting & Sewing

"I can use the telescopes to view my work, and still watch TV and interact with my family at the same time."

I have officially become middle-aged. I can still see to read just fine, but suddenly my arms just weren’t the right length where my stitching was concerned. My prescription is very strong as it is – now my up-close vision is iffy. What’s a serious stitcher to do?

In an effort to avoid going to using only 6-count Aida for my projects, I have tried all sorts of magnifiers. I am too fidgety for the ones that fit around the neck, but if I get in the zone, I can make them work. Free-standing magnifiers tend to give me motion-sickness, so while they offer a great view of my stitching, I can’t use them long term. I managed to make clip-on lenses work pretty well, but was frustrated with the fact that I had to hold my work at a single fixed point to see it.

Since I had so many problems with traditional methods, I leapt at the chance to test some CraftOptics telescopes recently. These magnifiers are unique in that they are attached to glasses fitted with lenses in my current prescription. So far, I feel as if all my problems have been solved!

The glasses are super comfy and rather geeky chic. I can use the telescopes to view my work, and still watch TV and interact with my family at the same time – I swear I can’t hear if I don’t have my glasses on!

There’s no problem with motion sickness, and when I flip up the telescopes, they stay put. And, there’s quite a range where I can see my project, so I don’t have to hold it in just one place. There are lots more features I am still discovering and I will offer a more formal review of this product as soon as I have a chance to test it out more.

Granted, the price means that this option is not an inexpensive one. But for hard-core stitchers who have “bad eyes” like me, it is a very practical one. If stitching is a major part of your life, as it is mine, they might just be worth it!

As I said, I will be offering a more formal review soon, so stay tuned, but I wanted to let you know that such options were out there, in case you are having problems like mine. (I have no connection with the company other than the fact that they sent me a pair of their CraftOptics Telescopes to test.)

The glasses are available in red (show here) and black (like the one’s I am testing). You may visit the CraftOptics website, fan them on Facebook, and/or follow @CraftOptics on Twitter to learn more.

- Connie Barwick