[vcf-midatlantic] [OT] My eyes are aging - glasses recos for electronics work/small print reading?

Sentrytv sentrytv at yahoo.com
Tue Nov 16 20:56:43 UTC 2021

My wife has The same issue.

She buys “dollar store” reading glasses,
and uses them  while she’s wearing contacts.

On the other hand, when she has no contacts and Has to wear her glasses, she ends up wearing two pairs of glasses for close-up or for reading!

I on the other hand, I wear glasses all the time and I have a pair of prescription reading glasses that I wear for Working on circuit boards and soldering.
If that doesn’t work and I can’t see what I’m doing,  I just take the glasses off and get very close to the circuitboard to read.!

I hope this helps

Mike R.

Sent from:
My extremely complicated, hand held electronic device.

> On Nov 16, 2021, at 3:15 PM, John Heritage via vcf-midatlantic <vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:
> I'm sure at least a few of you can relate.  Hell, I *know* Crawford
> Griffith can relate ;-)..
> I wear contact lenses and without the lenses I can read small print/see
> tiny text on PCBs without problem.  Once the contacts are in I have real
> trouble focusing in some cases on small fonts, or other details such as the
> crappy way manufacturers print specs on power supplies.
> Any specific recommendations for eye glasses here?  Are cheap reading
> glasses sufficient for [seeing] soldering "up close" and other uses like
> that or is there a type of reading / magnifying glass that's also for
> safety that someone would recommend?
> Thanks!
> John

More information about the vcf-midatlantic mailing list