A method and apparatus therefor for providing an individual a magnified view of the manual manipulations of the individual, particularly those of a surgeon during surgery. Video cameras are provided for viewing the manual manipulations of the individual. Electric signals representing an image of the manual manipulations are transmitted to a video screen placed in optical alignment with eyes of the individual. The image viewed by the individual is selectively magnified and focused by the individual. An image other than that of manual manipulations of the individual can be transmitted to and projected on the video screen to provide the individual with additional visual information.