When to wear glasses

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When to wear glasses
Posted by SWA Pilot on Sunday, January 26, 2014 2:35 PM

  I wear reading glasses but my distance vision is still 20/20.  When should a person wear glasses when using binoculars?

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Posted by Genesis 1:1 on Sunday, January 26, 2014 2:43 PM

I think the simple answer would be:

"When things are not coming into focus 100%".

You may never need your eyeglasses for stargazing, when distances at infinity are involved.

You need to experiment & educate yourself around your prescription. Geeked

Some binoculars are capable of focusing down to around 5' or so.

You may need your eyeglasses when focusing up-close.


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Posted by leo731 on Monday, January 27, 2014 3:21 PM

I do not need my glasses when using my binoculars or telescope.  While I am nearsighted I do not suffer from astigmatism.  I only need to bring the instrument to a focus that matches my eyesight.  If you suffer from astigmatism then you should wear your glasses to achieve good focus.

There two reason I do have to use my glasses when focusing. If I am taking an image is one, but far more important is for me to use them when sharing the instrument with others.  Failure to do so will mean a person with regular eyesight will see nothing but an unfocused blob when I am finished with looking!  

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