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

John Heritage john.heritage at gmail.com
Wed Nov 17 20:11:01 UTC 2021


Interesting - thank you.  I’ve previously been told I do in one eye though
the last doc said it’s no longer apparent (?? :) ).    I ordered a pair of
safety + 1.5x magnification glasses to see how that works for the
electronics work.  I will take your suggestion and just try a set of
pharmacy readers (+bring a couple of unreadable USB power supplies with me
to test :)).   thanks!

On Wed, Nov 17, 2021 at 07:17 Jason Perkins via vcf-midatlantic <
vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:

> John,
>
> 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
> distance.
>
> 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.
>
> -J
>
> 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.
> > Bill
> >
> > 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
> > > >
> > >
> >
>
>
> --
> Jason Perkins
> 313 355 0085
>


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