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

Chris Fala chrisjpf33 at gmail.com
Wed Nov 17 14:31:05 UTC 2021

What David said. I think I purchased the exact one, or very similar.

I have had glasses for astigmatism (but no nearsightedness or
farsightedness, which is unique)  most of my life. My near vision used to
be awesome, I could hold thinks close to my face and make out minute
details. In my 40s, my ability to focus nearby started getting weaker, so I
got progressive (bifocal) glasses for every day use. However, when I use
the magnifier Dave suggested, I use them with a pair of glasses with my
normal prescription, without the bifocal part. The goggles provide
near-vision assistance. For my specific eyesight issues, it works extremely
well. It is a good solution, especially when not at home. When I am home, I
typically use a swing-arm, lighted magnifier like Bill described.

Hope this makes sense and helps.


On Wed, Nov 17, 2021 at 7:30 AM David Gesswein via vcf-midatlantic <
vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:

> Not really eye glasses and probably doesn't meets safety glasses either but
> this is what I use over my normal glasses for close up work.
> https://www.amazon.com/SE-Illuminated-Dual-Flip-Magnifier/dp/B08J2V8M8Y/ref=asc_df_B08J2V8M8Y/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=459681078152&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=5550151107419265986&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9007770&hvtargid=pla-985078060016&th=1
> On Tue, Nov 16, 2021 at 03:15:23PM -0500, John Heritage via
> vcf-midatlantic 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

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