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

Bill Degnan billdegnan at gmail.com
Wed Nov 17 04:06:14 UTC 2021

I use a large lighted magnifying lense with an adjustable arm that allows
me to position to.see details.  Great for checking solder joints, etc.

On Tue, Nov 16, 2021, 5:58 PM Jeffrey Brace via vcf-midatlantic <
vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:

> On Tue, Nov 16, 2021 at 3:16 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?
> >
> I never got around to getting a new pair of glasses for about 3 or 4 years
> before getting some about a year ago. My eyesight isn't really bad, but it
> helps to have them when reading things from a distance. Had to get a new
> eye exam. Apparently I couldn't use contacts any more because of various
> reasons. They recommended Bi-Focals. I went with the most expensive option:
> Progressive's lens which are a transition of distance higher on the lens
> and progressively closer as you get towards the bottom. They are also
> Transitions that get dark in sunlight. This way when I'm watching TV I can
> look at it (distance), then quickly look down at my phone (up close). I
> went to America's Best Contacts and Eyeglasses. I recommend that you go to
> a reputable eye doctor to get a recommendation on your specific case.
> >
> > Thanks!
> > John
> >

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