How does a Regular Microscope Work?

A microscope has a couple sets of built-in lenses and a mirror that is mounted under the microscope. When you turn on the microscope, light bounces off the mirror and through and around the object you’re viewing through the microscope and stretches the light beams. The light is bent by some of the lenses, but brought back into a straight line by the lenses the bring the object back into the line of sight of your eyes. The power of the microscope determines how many times larger the object will appear to you through the lenses.