Date: 2/28/17 6:23 am From: Jamie Boulton <bluespark59...> Subject: [obol] Re: OT: Binoculars vs. New Eyeglass Wearer
Hi Michael, I feel your pain. I wore contact lenses for many years and now wear glasses. I remember being surprised that it took my eyes awhile to adjust to seeing well with glasses. A week or so I think? So maybe wearing contacts only once a week may not work. Of course it may be different for you. Unless you get a contact lens prescription for distance and a glasses prescription for close work that works while you are still wearing the contacts? Not ideal I know. If anyone has a solution, I too would like to know!
Jamie Boulton Albany, OR
On Mon, Feb 27, 2017 at 5:55 PM, Michael Medina <802redwood...> wrote:
> 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. > > Reply off list or on list, whatever you think is helpful. > > Michael Medina > Portland, OR >