Desktop Magnifiers are characterized by X-Y object tables, which allow the original to be moved within the magnified area, with ease. Compared to the basic Magnifiers designed for the use at home, Desktop Magnifiers used at the work place offer extended functionalities. If you are a member of a German health insurer and would need a Desktop Magnifier at home, talk to your doctor. In Germany, basic versions are available on prescription of your physician. In other countries, there are other rules in place. When you are thinking about the purchase of a visual aid it is best practice, no matter where you live, to ask your local dealer for more advice.