Does it Work? Zoomies

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by Sandra Parker, 13News Now

WVEC.com

Posted on November 19, 2013 at 10:12 AM

Updated Tuesday, Nov 19 at 2:20 PM

What is it? glasses that will help magnify things for you up to 400%

What does it claim? to be hands-free binoculars that you wear like sunglasses

Who tested it?  Eleanor Powell, a resident artist at D'Art Center in Norfolk

What Are The Instructions?  Once your Zoomies are on, turn the knobs on both sides of the frame to adjust the focus.  If you need to use them in sunlight, there's a toggle panel on the inside that need to be switched to give you brown tinted lenses. 

When you're ready to put your Zoomies away, just fold them up like regular glasses by joining the front and rear panels. 

Never look at the sun through your Zoomies. Doing that can cause permanent damage, even blindness, to your eyes.

While viewing objects at a distance, be sure to be aware of what's going on around you so you don't hurt yourself or damage your equipment. 

Do not allow small children to play with the Zoomies unsupervised.  Be sure to keep small parts away from children.

Your Zoomies should be stored in a moisture-free area.  Be sure to dry your equipment before packing it up.  Blow away any dust or debris on the lens or you can use a small lens brush.  If you need to remove dirt or finger prints, use a soft cotton cloth and rub it in a circular motion.  Using a course cloth or unnecessary rubbing may scratch the lens surface and eventually cause permanent damage.  A "microfiber" cleaning cloth is ideal for the routine cleaning of your optics.

Did it work?  Powell really liked Zoomies. She says as an artist it's sometimes difficult to get a good prospective on the composition of her work with her regular glasses. When she put on Zoomies, she could really see what looked the way she wanted it to and what didn't. She had a little difficulty getting use to adjusting the focus with the dials on the sides of the glasses, but after a while she got the hang of it.  Powell also really liked how lightweight the Zoomies are compared to her glasses.
 
Cost/Availability? You can purchase the Zoomies for around $10 at Walmart. 
 

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