Date: 11/8/17 3:17 pm
From: Fr3dfree@cox <fr3dfree...>
Subject: Re: Birding with eyeglasses
I don’t wear my transition glasses when birding. The big problem for me occurs when I am in the sun( with dark lenses) trying to look at a bird to the dark shade such as under a bush or dense tree.

Sent from my iPhone

> On Nov 8, 2017, at 1:20 PM, Jeff Cox <jeffacox54...> wrote:
>
> I have worn the latest version of Transitions lenses for the past couple of
> years. I like them a lot, but there is a problem if I am going back and
> forth from sun to shade, for example, walking down a trail that alternates
> between trees and no trees. The lenses don't darken or lighten quickly
> enough for my satisfaction - especially going from sun to shade, the lenses
> stay dark too long for my taste (especially if I run across birds right
> after I move into the shade). In those cases, I put on my spare glasses,
> without Transitions and hence, no darkening at all.
>
> I might add that when being a tourist and going in and out of museums or
> other attractions, the Transitions lenses are wonderful, since I'm not so
> worried about the speed of lightening, and it's nice to not have to always
> be switching sunglasses on and off.
>
> Jeff Cox
> Tulsa, OK
> 918-629-2140
>
>> On Wed, Nov 8, 2017 at 12:31 PM, Fred Bartel <fbartel70...> wrote:
>>
>> I have worn transition lenses for 30+ years, and they have never been an
>> issue while birding. Everything observed with them is effected equally so
>> contrasts in color appear natural.
>>
>>> On Nov 8, 2017 11:54 AM, "Dick Burkepile" <dicklburk...> wrote:
>>>
>>> Hello, Fellow birders,
>>>
>>> My wife just had an eye check and is going to have to buy new glasses..
>>> For the first time she will be birding while wearing glasses. I've
>>> suggested that she get glasses with Transitions (that darken in bright
>>> sunlight). She is concerned that the darkening will make it hard to
>>> identify the birds. I've never had a problem, but then I'm not nearly as
>>> good a birder as she. I usually can't ID the bird regardless of the
>> light.
>>>
>>> Does anyone have experience birding with the Transition lenses that they
>>> would like to share?
>>>
>>> Thank you.
>>>
>>> Sincerely,
>>>
>>> Dick Burkepile
>>> Oxford, Mississippi (grew up in Hoxie, Kansas)
>>>
>>> For KSBIRD-L archives or to change your subscription options, go to
>>> https://listserv.ksu.edu/ksbird-l.html
>>> For KSBIRD-L guidelines go to
>>> http://www.ksbirds.org/KSBIRD-LGuidelines.htm
>>> To contact a listowner, send a message to
>>> mailto:<ksbird-l-request...>
>>>
>>
>> For KSBIRD-L archives or to change your subscription options, go to
>> https://listserv.ksu.edu/ksbird-l.html
>> For KSBIRD-L guidelines go to
>> http://www.ksbirds.org/KSBIRD-LGuidelines.htm
>> To contact a listowner, send a message to
>> mailto:<ksbird-l-request...>
>>
>
> For KSBIRD-L archives or to change your subscription options, go to
> https://listserv.ksu.edu/ksbird-l.html
> For KSBIRD-L guidelines go to
> http://www.ksbirds.org/KSBIRD-LGuidelines.htm
> To contact a listowner, send a message to
> mailto:<ksbird-l-request...>

For KSBIRD-L archives or to change your subscription options, go to
https://listserv.ksu.edu/ksbird-l.html
For KSBIRD-L guidelines go to
http://www.ksbirds.org/KSBIRD-LGuidelines.htm
To contact a listowner, send a message to
mailto:<ksbird-l-request...>
 
Join us on Facebook!