Vernier Microscope is designed for application in colleges, schools and industrial laboratories. Such microscopes are used for precise measurement of the diameters of different objects. These are also used by scientist in physics laboratories; the instrument help in more accurate determination of small variation in the liquid levels, refractive index of liquids besides useful in surface tension & viscosity experiments.
Vernier Microscope is also known as Travelling Microscope because of its design that allows horizontal and vertical movement with the help of slides. The instrument is incorporated with two slow motion knobs that are provided for taking accurate readings, which are vernier readings i.e. 0.01 mm. or 0.02 mm.