Works as stated. Brought this for my 80yr old dad as I've seen him having trouble reading the paper. I Casually left this on the table where he reads the daily newspaper and didn't mention anything about it. Found him using this magnifier while reading the paper. SUCCESS!
This magnifier is large enough to cover a good area to read. It is thin and lightweight which will make it good for travel. Keep one at home and one in the car.