Stereo microscopes are used extensively in industry and education for inspection of all kinds of objects or to carry out precise work such as watch making, jewellery, tool-making or circuit board manufacture.
Constructed with either a fixed or adjustable magnification (zoom) objective, stereo microscopes are designed for observation at relative low magnifications from 4.5x to 55x. These microscopes consist of two distinct optical paths providing 2 images, one for each eye. The human brain combines the two images into one 3-dimensional image with increased depth of focus.
For more advice read our Stereo Microscope Guide