Hi all. At a recent show, someone came into my booth overnight and
took my beloved magnifying bifocals- nothing else. I have a vague
idea of who might be responsible, but that person's journey to hell
is another story.
I ordered another pair immediately, but it was going to be a week
and a half. In the meantime, I had to revert to my Optivisor.
AAAAKKK! I didn't fully appreciate the wonder of those glasses until
I had to go back to that sweaty uncomfortable thing.
I've raved about these before, but this experience made me want to
rave all over again. As a diehard tool junkie, I can say that the
single best purchase I ever made was this pair of glasses. If you
wear reading glasses and some Optivisor type thing, stop! You will
love these glasses so much, will never go back and will curse the
years you settled for anything less.
Someone else on Orchid originally posted about these, but here's the
gist of it:
Heavy duty wire aviator frames. I highly recommend a one-piece
silicone nose piece if you can get it.
The lens is your reading prescription, but you also have a
bifocal segment that is twice your reading prescription.
Tempered glass is tougher than plastic and are not too heavy. But
you can get polycarbonate too.
In use these are SO much more comfortable, more versatile, and are
optically superior to the typical 2-component setup you're probably
using. And the large lens makes these pretty good as safety glasses
I have also found these to be fantastic for viewing the LCD screen
on my digital camera. It's so much easier to focus and see what
you're doing in general, and that makes for better pictures.
Mine cost about $200, & if you make the same investment you will
never regret it.