Reading Lens

Reading Lens
524 reviews
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Works with

  • Windows Phone 8.1
  • Windows Phone 8

App requires

  • video and still capture
  • music library
  • photos library
  • media playback
  • camera
  • HD720P (720x1280)
  • WVGA (480x800)
  • WXGA (768x1280)
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Now FREE forever with no ads and no tricks. Just my way of saying thank you to the community.

Reading Lens provides a custom camera Lens to help with reading small text, even in the dark.


Disabled manual focus on Samsung and Huawei because it doesn't work on those manufacturers at this time.

Version 2.1 

Added manual focus support in app menu

Version 2.0

Performance improvements, support for 1080p devices including the Lumia 1520

Version 1.6

Added filters for auto levels, grayscale, and invert.

Version 1.5

Fixed major issue with saving snapshots, should work a lot better now.

Version 1.4

Added ability to save the image that is currently being displayed on the screen to the Photos app.

Version 1.3

Much improved focus.

Version 1.2

Improved focus at close range on some devices especially the Lumia 920.
Version 1.1

Performance improvements, now the real time video feed is much smoother.

Version 1.0

Based on the highly rated Reading Glasses app for Windows Phone 7, Reading Lens provides a custom camera Lens to help with reading small text. This is an app you'll use over and over again. Launch it like any other app or though the camera app.

- Pinch to zoom
- Tap to focus
- Light the lamp for dark locations such as restaurants
- Pause the camera to lock in a single image

It's also a great flashlight!
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  • by John 4/17/2014
    Where has this been all my life!?
  • by victoria 4/16/2014
    Very helpful when on the go.
  • by Robert 4/15/2014
    Does what it says, comes in handy. Works really well when you're arms are not long enough. Updating my review, again this is an awesome app!!! I am 45 years old and have been blessed with good vision but small print is getting harder to read Also dates on coins. With the help of this app I'll be able to do without reading glasses for a while longer. Thank you for this app Please keep updating even though it's fine now, thanks again. New update Best on windows phone, love the new updated features worth more than .99 cents thank you for all your great work!!! If you need a magnifying app this is it don't hesitate.
  • by User 4/14/2014
    I found this to be a great app
  • by Lois` 4/13/2014
    Just found this app. Excited to be able to use this and not squint reading small print. Thanks.
  • by Gino 4/10/2014
    Great app!
  • by nancy 4/9/2014
    Very helpful. I will be using this a lot. Thank
  • by Jerry 4/9/2014
  • by Kevin 4/8/2014
    Works great... Very useful app! Nice work guys...
  • by J. S. 4/6/2014
    Great. Very good app.