I am also a new to tying and my eyes are getting pretty darn bad, too. I am also sort of cheap.
So I purchased this from Ikea. I drilled a hole in the arm of my tying desk and screwed it into there instead of the base. The light is really bright and I can point it in 1,000 different directions.
LAGRA Work lamp - IKEA
Works for me...your mileage may very.