Electronic Handheld Magnifier

Do you have significantly impaired vision and do glasses or contact lenses not give you the best visual support? Especially for you Van Lent Systems is introducing the Looky, a small portable electronic magnifier which you can use to view texts and objects. It is ideal for use in and around the house, as well as on your trips outside.

How does an electronic handheld magnifier work?

Simple, just use in the same way as you would use an ordinary magnifying glass and the image or text will be reflected on to the LCD Screen.


You qualify for an electronic handheld magnifier if you suffer from a significant loss of sight that cannot be resolved adequately by glasses or contact lenses.

Does my insurance cover the costs?

Yes, the purchasing cost of an electronic magnifier will be covered in full by your health insurance agency; unless your insurance policy states differently. In order to qualify for a refund, the magnifier needs to be prescribed by a low vision expert that your insurance agency approves of.


Usually your GP will refer you to an eye doctor or a similar medical expert. In the Netherlands there are several regional institutions where several experts can advise you on all possible low vision aids, including handheld electronic magnifiers. At these regional institutes, also referred to as low vision centers, you can try out the Looky. For an address near you please contact us for the details.

The Looky 

A small, electronic handheld magnifier weighing only 200 grams, the Looky is the lightest device of its kind. It is so handy that you can carry it easily in your breast pocket.

Always a clear view 

With the Looky the picture is always sharp and you can read the text perfectly. You can see the text in color, but also switch to black/white or white/black modes depending upon your preference.

Folding handle

In contrast to other electronic handheld magnifiers, the Looky comes complete with an ergonomically designed folding handle. This is designed to enable the user to hold the Looky in a comfortable way. Alternatively if the handle is not to your liking, just fold it away.

Special freeze function

The Looky is the only small handheld magnifier which is equipped with a freeze frame function. This enables the user to push a button to freeze the text or picture on the LCD screen, it as simple as taking a photograph. You can do this for example in the supermarket when you are not able to read the price of a product on the top shelf, you hold the Looky up in front of it, push the button and afterwards you can check the price with ease. You even have the possibility to change between color, black/white or white/black. It is all made possible with the Looky.

Batteries: easy to use

The Looky is provided with normal rechargeable batteries. As changing batteries can be cumbersome, we have ensured that the batteries only fit one way, you do not have to pay attention to the + and -. You will also receive a battery-charger with the Looky, so you can charge the batteries in the Looky easily and quickly. After charging the batteries, you can use the Looky for up to one and a half hours continuously. For extended use, you can even use normal batteries.


With the Looky it is easy to write your signature or make short notes. You can place the handle in a special position and look while you write. This is unique.

Where can I use the Looky? 

The Looky is ideal for use at home but also an indispensable aid when going out.

Looky Support

A specially designed holder for optimal reading comfort. The Support is meant to read more stable with a fixed magnification. The magnification is prior focused by sliding the Looky up or down the Support. The Support is a standard accessory to the Looky.

With handy carrying case

Both home and away you can protect your Looky with a specially designed, compact and durable carrying case. Easy to attach to your belt or to keep in your bag. You will also receive a free keycord to carry the Looky around your neck. Your convenience comes first for us!