Videos

Learn more about CraftOptics by watching our videos! Be sure to call us at 888 444 7728 if you ever have any questions.

See more videos on our YouTube page: CRAFTOPTICS YOUTUBE

START HERE: CraftOptics Product Summary

Jeff gives you a brief summary of CraftOptics products and how they work. For a more detailed discussion, see the video “All about CraftOptics Magnifying Eyeglasses & DreamBeam Light”.

 

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"It's really pretty ---- amazing!"

Real delight is hard to hide. See Wyatt White, Tammy Honaman, and Lisa Gralnick as they react to working with their CraftOptics!

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"They're a game changer!"

Missy Howard of Howard Academy for the Metal Arts shares here experience with CraftOptics. See better, reduce eye strain, improve posture and create with precision and confidence!

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FAQ: What if I wear progressive lenses or bifocals? Will that work with CraftOptics?

CraftOptics are designed to include in the frame the correction you normally wear. The magnifiers work WITH your correction, they are not a substitute for it. Your prescription or reader is installed in our CraftOptics titanium frames. Jeff explains:

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FAQ: What happens when my prescription changes? Can I replace just the lenses? Yes!

Jeff explains how your CraftOptics will last a lifetime. If your prescription or reading correction changes, you can simply have the new correction installed in your frames.

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FAQ: I wear progressive lenses or bifocals. What are the lens choices for my CraftOptics?

Jeff explains how the lenses can be configured in your CraftOptics if you wear progressive lenses or bifocal/trifocals.

Here are the choices:

  1. If you watch TV while you create, then we install your DISTANCE correction in the upper part of the frame. This is the default installation.
  2. If you only need to see tools that are nearby (at a jeweler’s bench, for example), we install your NEAR correction in the ENTIRE frame. This means you will only be able to see near when looking above the magnifiers. If you want this option, indicate SINGLE VISION in the notes section when placing your order.
  3. Finally, if you mostly watch courses or instructions on your computer or tablet within about 3′, we install your INTERMEDIATE (arm’s length) correction in the upper part of the frame. This has become more common over the past couple of years as people are taking more online courses.

Please indicate option 1, 2 or 3 in the notes section of your order.

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FAQ: I only wear readers/cheaters. What are the lens choices for my CraftOptics?

In this video, Jeff explains the two main choices people make for readers installed in their CraftOptics frames:

  1. As bifocals: Your reader is installed at the bottom of the frame and it will be clear above. This allows you to see the TV or around your room when glancing over the top of the magnifiers, for example. This is the most common configuration.
  2. As single vision near lenses: This option has your reader installed in the entire frame, so when you glance over the magnifiers through the upper part of your frame, you will still see through that reader. This allows you to see your tools or anything else you need to see that is nearby, within 14-16″ or so.

Each option is presented during checkout in a dropdown menu.

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FAQ: What working distances are available? How do I decide which to select? Will CraftOptics help reduce my back pain?

CraftOptics has three working distance options that will help you see your detail work from a comfortable posture, eliminating back and neck pain, and the “hunch” that so many of us do.

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FAQ: Are there payment plans?

Use your FSA/HSA, PayPal Credit (6 months interest free), Affirm, Care Credit or any major credit card. Jeff runs through the options.

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Unboxing and getting started!

This short video will show you how to get everything set up and get started with your CraftOptics!

  • Attaching the DreamBeam Light
  • Using the Chums lanyard
  • Body position / working distance
  • Tips for ease of use
  • Putting your CraftOptics away
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Rechargeable DreamBeam 3!
  • Our smallest, lightest, highest-intensity LED illuminator ever!
  • Amazing 13 hour life on High setting, 24 hour life on Low setting per battery charge.
  • Eliminates shadows with a brilliant light that goes where you go.
  • Light will not fade during use.
  • Daylight color temperature.
  • Powered by a long-lasting rechargeable USB battery.
  • Attaches to any set of CraftOptics eyewear.
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How do I attach the DreamBeam to my CraftOptics frame?

Be sure to attach your DreamBeam light properly. It all starts by making sure it is snapped onto the hinge between the magnifying telescopes and not onto the PD knob, and putting the light wire behind you by clipping it to the eyeglass retainer strap that is included with your CraftOptics.

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Are CraftOptics heavy?

There’s no getting around the fact that CraftOptics will be heavier than your regular eyeglasses. However, we think you will be very surprised at how light they are, especially when compared to common items we’re sure you will recognize. Check out this video – we think you’ll be pleasantly surprised.

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How to order.

You’ve done all your research and now you’re ready. In this video, Jeff explains the easy steps to placing your order.

Remember, you can always call us at 888 444 7728 if you prefer to order over the phone or have questions. Also, you don’t need to have your prescription on-hand to place your order. During checkout, you will have the option to either email it after the order process or have us contact your optometrist to get it for you!

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All about CraftOptics Magnifying Eyeglasses & DreamBeam Light - Detailed discussion

Your questions are answered in this thorough (that means a bit long) video description of how CraftOptics will help you magnify and light your creative projects. Jeff walks you through our product line and discusses prescriptions, working distances, the DreamBeam Light and most other common questions people have about CraftOptics.

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New CraftOptics owners--watch this! Common errors and quick tips.

Get set up the right way for maximum delight!

  • Attach the light properly to the telescopes (put the wire behind you – don’t let the it hang).
  • Wear the glasses all the way up–don’t slide them down  your nose like readers.
  • Avoid sitting too close to your work. The magnifying telescopes are designed to work at a certain distance. We all have the habit of leaning closer to our work. When wearing CraftOptics, this has a negative effect on clarity. If things don’t look right, sit back a bit instead of leaning in.
  • Look ABOVE the telescopes when grabbing tools, etc. Don’t look through the telescopes to search around your work area.
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Jewelry artist & goldsmith tries her new set of CraftOptics!

Watch Lisa’s reaction when she tries her new set of CraftOptics Magnifying Eyeglasses & DreamBeam light for the first time. We think you’ll agree she is quite happy!

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At a show with CraftOptics! Hear what customers say when they try CraftOptics Magnifying Eyeglasses and DreamBeam Light!

Join CraftOptics at one of their many exhibitions to learn more about how their magnification and light helps artists comfortably see the fine details of their work, WITHOUT HUNCHING OVER. Eliminate eye, back and neck strain!

Ideal for jewelry making, quilting, sewing, beadwork, fly tying, electronics, needlework and any other activity requiring steady, detail oriented artistry. #MagnifyYourTalents

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Tying flies with CraftOptics!

End your struggle to see the fine details of tiny flies. CraftOptics Magnifying Eyeglasses and DreamBeam light will help you improve your precision, speed, and posture while tying the most intricate flies.

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More creators working with CraftOptics

CraftOptics helps creative people magnify and light their work. It is a new world of sharp, clear vision that will delight any artist who works with fine detail.

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