The Hands Free Magnifier sets you free to work on sewing projects, close-up repairs, embroidery, knitting, needlepoint and cross stitch projects without eyestrain. Magnifier hangs from user's neck and rests parallel to and above hand held projects. Magnifies 2x, plus has a small bifocal spot in the lens that magnifies a tiny area of your project 4x. Includes a clip-on light to decrease shadowing. Operates on two AA batteries, not included.