[vcf-midatlantic] [OT] My eyes are aging - glasses recos for electronics work/small print reading?
john.heritage at gmail.com
Wed Nov 17 20:14:37 UTC 2021
Makes perfect sense - I need to really set up a proper work area anyway so
I might as well do the arm magnifier even I get other ‘reader’ glasses to
And yes I can relate to the 40s part ;-)
On Wed, Nov 17, 2021 at 09:31 Chris Fala via vcf-midatlantic <
vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:
> 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
> > this is what I use over my normal glasses for close up work.
> > 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
> > > 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?
> > >
> > > Thanks!
> > > John
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