Using a single optical path divided at the observation tube, compound microscopes present the same image to both eyes. They are best suited for viewing very thin or translucent specimens under very high magnification using a very good light source. Cameras and other accessories can be added to capture images or video or specimens being examined.
AmScope offers a wide variety of individual microscopes and kits that are perfect for introducing young children to the world of microscopes and science. Many of the kits are prepackaged with slides, stains, cover slips and collecting vials – everything your child would need to begin their exploration of the plant and animal worlds, geology and the world of microscopy.