I find myself struggling more and more often to see while sewing (starting with threading the needle, LOL). I think it's partly a lighting issue and partly a sight issue (I wear contact lenses for distance at the expense of my close range vision), so I was thinking of purchasing some type of lighted magnifying lens that could operate hands-free.
The first product my search turned up was this, which is a lot of money but appears to be very high quality. Subsequent searches surface products like this one for less than $50 that seem like they might get the job done.
Have you ever used a similar device for sewing or some other type of crafting? If so, what type of magnifier do you use? Does it help? And do you think there would be appreciable difference in quality between the lower and higher cost options?
Thanks in advance for your collective wisdom.