Date: 2/28/17 10:14 am
From: Joshua Ohling <ohling.j...>
Subject: [obol] Re: eye glasses and optics
I've been switching between glasses and contacts image nearly daily basis
for around 18 years. The soft lenses they have these days make wearing
contacts just for activities very doable. I enjoy birding so much more with

On Feb 28, 2017 10:08 AM, "Robert O'Brien" <baro...> wrote:

> Same with me. When I started with glasses for reading I thought,
> "I'll only use these for reading and then take them off."
> But, in a few days I kept them on all the time. When photographing
> birds I didn't use them though. But eventually, I just use them for
> photography as well and adjust the diopter on the camera for them.
> This is with progressive lenses which I love.
> It took a little while as Nagi says, but now it's just natural.
> I would _never_ use contacts, though. Ugh.. I'm too chicken to
> touch my eyeballs. Bob Obrien
> On Tue, Feb 28, 2017 at 9:57 AM, Nagi Aboulenein <
> <nagi.aboulenein...> wrote:
>> It took me a couple of weeks of using binoculars with glasses on (and no
>> eye relief on the binos), but now that I've gotten used to it, I find that
>> it's pretty comfortable and doesn't affect my ability to use the
>> binoculars. I use progressive lenses on my glasses.
>> Getting the glasses dirty has been a recurring theme for me anyways,
>> since I have to wear them while looking through my camera viewfinder. I now
>> keep a supply of Zeiss lens wipes (highly recommended) in my pockets, and
>> that takes care of the glasses getting dirty.
>> Good birding,
>> Nagi
>> On Tue, Feb 28, 2017 at 9:36 AM, Lars Per Norgren <
>> <larspernorgren...> wrote:
>>> I probably should have started wearing glasses decades ago.
>>> I'm not comfortable using binoculars with glasses on. It's a pain
>>> to take them off every time I use the binocular. Someone I know
>>> told me he started using contacts on pelagic trips, which tempts
>>> me to try them. But hearing that some people can't shift effortlessly
>>> from contacts to glasses is sobering. I appreciate that this is being
>>> shared. My problem isn't going to solve itself, and will likely worsen
>>> with age.
>>> Lars

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