[vcf-midatlantic] [OT] My eyes are aging - glasses recos for electronics work/small print reading?
perkins.jason at gmail.com
Wed Nov 17 12:17:10 UTC 2021
Do you have an astigmatism? I do, and am nearsighted. I had a pair of
glasses made which is mostly just an astigmatism correction, almost no
It makes doing close work *much* easier. Of course this means you'd have to
switch from contacts to 2 different pairs of glasses.
You could also stop by a pharmacy and try some of the readers on.
On Tue, Nov 16, 2021 at 11:06 PM Bill Degnan via vcf-midatlantic <
vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:
> 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
> > > 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
> > > 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
> > before getting some about a year ago. My eyesight isn't really bad, but
> > 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
> > 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
> > 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
> > a reputable eye doctor to get a recommendation on your specific case.
> > >
> > > Thanks!
> > > John
> > >
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