31 Aug Seeing Overhead
Wear bifocals, trifocals or progressives?
If you do, working overhead can seem impossible. You either have to tilt your back at an impossible angle to see through the bottom “near” portion of your glasses, or you have to work half blind while looking through the top “distant” portion.
Or you can keep a cheap pair of reading glasses on hand and switch to those. But who wants to go looking for a pair of glasses in the middle of a project?Reader Sid Vance on Nova came up with an innovative solution:
If my ‘cheater’ (magnifier) glasses are not within reach, I finally figured out to just put my progressive glasses on upside down!! Now the magnifying part of the lens is on top and my line of sight to my project is straight on!!
I wear progressives, with a fair difference in the prescription in the two lenses. So I wondered if this would help me since it would switch left and right. It’s not perfect, but it’s good enough that I can see to do what I need to. Dave, whose eyes are much closer in their prescription, says it works very well for him.