This $2 illuminated magnifier will allow you to see tiny things
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I have three or four of these Lighted Hand Held Magnifiers. And at just $2.16 including shipping on Amazon, why not. It works with 3 x AAA batteries (not included) to power the two bright white LEDs, and even comes with a fake leather case with a snap button. I use mine mainly to read the tiny numerals and letters on electronic components and printed circuit boards, but it’s also useful for looking at splinters, markings on pills, laundry labels, and anything else with tiny printing. I just bought another for my travel kit.