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Ronn Lucas, Sr.
Vision, glasses, trust and the tactile sense.
Posted 06 March 2019 - 09:03 PM
I picked up my new glasses after work today and headed straight to the vise when I got home. To my delight, everything is now sharply in focus and clear as a bell. I let out a whoop of joy and broke out the polar bear in celebration and tied up some smallie streamers.
I wouldnt want to tie like I have been doing the last 4 months again, but it did teach me some interesting lessons in the fundamental roots of our skills at the vise that I probably wouldnt have learned otherwise. Im not suggesting it made me a better tyer, but it certainly made me a more confident and grateful one.
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Posted 06 March 2019 - 10:11 PM
I feel your pain Alec. At 55 I now tie with my glasses off and a magnifier for the smaller sizes. I tried bifocals but I didnt like them so went back to regular glasses. I think eye strain plays a big part for me being a welder by trade
Posted 07 March 2019 - 10:16 AM
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Posted 09 March 2019 - 03:21 PM
I have had CSS as well as CHS, and all the other maladies that effect the five senses
Posted 09 March 2019 - 10:09 PM
My eyes are shot, diabetes hasn't been kind
If magnification and light helps, I can recommend some reasonably priced, American made surgical binoculars with led light source.
Posted 05 September 2019 - 08:20 PM
A 4 inch 6x magnifyer with a beige 8x10 background card and a 100w spotlight all 12 inches or so from the vise is what works for my eyes. Tried tying with reading glasses but trying to pick up materials gave me a headache.
The magnifyer is close enough to me that field of vision is only the background card with a little hair of table at the bottom edge. I dont tie in the summer as the light puts off a lot of heat and a 60w isnt enough light. That and Im fishing more than at home.