I've used a needlework light with a magnifier for as long as I can remember. Over the years it has come in handy for more than just counting threads on linen. I've used it to remove splinters from fingers. I've used it to read dosage instructions on medicine bottles (two every six hours, not to exceed six in a 24 hour period) and nutrition facts on packages (so I know exactly how much sodium is in that soy sauce). Recently I've been using it to check my Everything Pretzel Crisps for caraway seeds. (Because I really really hate the taste of caraway seeds!)
You see him there? Hiding amongst the sesame seeds? Trying to blend in with the poppy seeds? He thinks he's fooling me but no! I see that little rascal!
Anyone else out there using their magnifier for tasks unrelated to needlework?