Date: 2/27/17 5:56 pm From: Michael Medina <802redwood...> Subject: [obol] OT: Binoculars vs. New Eyeglass Wearer
I've been wearing eyeglasses (progressive lenses, mostly for reading) for about a year now and I'm struggling with point counts, eagle surveys and wearing glasses. I infrequently use a spotting scope. These point counts and eagle surveys are for pay, so it's important.
The issue is of course eye relief and the glasses pushing onto my brow getting dirty and just generally being difficult to manage the binos and the glasses, or the oils on the eye cups getting on my glasses if I try to go back and forth
I need to collect data so I need to see my phone/tablet as well as eagles at 800 meters.
Sunglasses are helpful too, but make phone/tablets difficult so we have glasses that help but get in the way with binos, sunglasses that help but get in the way with data, contacts are on the table (but I've never worn them) and would only leave me with the sunglass problem. Maybe some assistive reading device for the tablet?
What do people do? I could try the shotgun method and throw money into prescription sunglasses and contact lenses but I'd like to just know the solution :D
I'm thinking I would wear the contacts only for work which is about once a week.
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