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Wednesday, 1 April 2015

Optivisor Advice Please?

Hi guys and gals,

I've been looking at the 'Optivisors' on amazon and i'm a bit befuddled as to what is good quality and what is not!

Can anyone recommend any of the following:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=optivisor

Any help in this matter would be appreciated :)

Darrell.

8 comments:

  1. I prefer the 'MagEyes' brand:

    http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_1?url=search-alias%3Darts-crafts&field-keywords=MagEyes

    They are lighter and being essentially a 'clip on' design, they feel more comfortable to me. Not having the 'hood' allows you to look over the lenses in the same way you do with normal glasses if you need to focus on a distant object without having to flip the lens up. In my case I set them up so looking from the top down I get:

    . Normal vision
    . Glasses alone
    . Glasses + MagEye

    all by just looking up or down by about 15 degrees each step.

    Cheers!
    Joe Thomlinson

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    1. Thanks Joe,

      I'll certainly check them out.

      Thanks for the tip.

      Darrell

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  2. One more bit ...

    I'm 55 and have needed reading glasses (now 2x) for the last 5+ years and I use them in conjunction with the #4 MagEyes lens. So if your eyes are just starting to go you may only need the #2 lens. However, I would suggest going with the #2 + #4 kit just in case, because even if you don't need the #4 now, you will eventually ... :-(

    Cheers!
    Joe Thomlinson

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    1. Unfortunately I'm already on some dodgy x3's that i bought for £1!!

      They may well be the reason why my eyes are deteriorating(?).

      I'mm off to the opticians soon as apparently there can be a conflict between both eyes and the brains interpretation of what one sees if that makes any sense? So, one eye against the other sort of thing and it can deteriorate one's eye sight quickly.

      Darrell.

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    2. It's pretty much a fact of life that your eyes go with age. If you need corrective glasses they can still be used in conjunction with the magnifier, the optician should give you the best advise.

      All the best ...
      Joe Thomlinson

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    3. Thanks Joe.

      I'll be buying ASAP!

      Darrell.

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  3. I use a 3x optivisor- have been for about 5 years. I used them in my youth as an Jeweler's apprentice, so am rather comfortable with it.

    Best of luck!

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    1. So, you would advise me to use it continually until I get used to it? Or intermittently?

      Darrell.

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