how to work with reading glass requirements

My eyes are just going lately while I'm between jobs, I can't be certain of the markings on my mics or vernier calipers. I bought
perscripton reading glasses and discovered they are worse than useless at a distance of more than 3 ft or so- I'm not going to be able to work with those on all the time. I got a set of progressives, but I can't make out detail if I look at something straight on, I have to tilt my head back to look down and that's not going to work well if I need to see something up close with my head in the machine. What the hell am I going to do ? Help !
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I know the feeling.
Fortunately I got to the end of my money earning times on the machines when mine started to fade.
If I try to machine now, I find it very annoying/difficult. One pair of glasses just is not sufficient.
What is your age............if under say 50 then go for Laser surgery.
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raamman wrote:

Raamman, Have you had your blood sugar checked lately? One of the symptoms of diabetes is a change in your eyesight.
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No, I haven't, and I have been feeling very weary much of the time lately, but I've tacked that up to simple lack of sleep, ( and possible stress ) - I'm looking after the kids, get em up ready for school take em pick em up etc during the day then stay up to 2 3 or 4 am because that's when I can most of my work done ( resumes, cadcam, working on a benchtop mill etc.)- but, having said all that you have alerted me to a medical situation I should investigate. Thank you.
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At my desk I have one of those clamp-on lighted adjustable swivel arm magnifier contraptions and I usually carry a fairly nice 3in magnifier in my hip pocket-allows me to read micrometers and the markings on taps etc. as well as when I'm out and about town....
For totally hands-free, I mostly get by okay with the cheapo reading glasses but they tend to get misplaced several times daily unless I use a cord and hang them around my neck.
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PrecisionmachinisT wrote:

http://www.doneganoptical.com/optivisor.php
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I've got one of those, too--except for some reason I have a rough time with adjustable plastic headbands of any kind.....flip-up welding helmet being the worst--sheer torture IMO
But hey if it works for you...
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On 5/23/2010 12:16 AM, raamman wrote:

I use cheapo magnifications glasses for general work, or a B&L magnifying visor for closer work. Have a couple lenses for the latter. I've heard of problems with progressives, might consider straight bifocals? Sure sucks don't it?
When I was in my early 20's and contemplating marriage, a jeweler was explaining grading of diamonds as relates to flaws. I said "you mean like this one here?" pointing to the one I held. He takes it from me and looks with his pocket loupe and sees nothing. I insist it's there and point it out. He goes over and looks with a microscope. Moment later he turns and asks in awe "You can SEE that??" Well, them days is LONG over... :(
Jon
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On Sun, 23 May 2010 13:18:29 -0800, Jon Anderson

I used to make fun of all the older guys in the shop with their huge magnifiers on their benches, now I can't see anything without a loupe. I'm only 47 too.
raamman, ditch the veriners get some digital calipers, put some faith in them, if you need better than that then use a mike or a digital mike , although those are pricey.
About 5 years ago I got bifocals. I had a second pair of safety glasses made to just the up close prescription.
Laser surgery will fix your distance vision, but screw up your up close vision, so you will still need perscription safety glasses to see in the shop. I looked into it and they said they could do one eye distance and one eye for close work, but I would need to be fitted with contact lenses to simulate the effect for 24 hours to see if I can adapt to it.
Thank You, Randy
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I've seen too many errors caused by users forgeting to zero a mic or whatever; sometimes people transpose digits too ( I've caught myself doing that too)- with analog there's a certainty while there's always a doubt with digital. It is, what I regard as my comittment to my work.
Thanks for the info on the surgery- won't be going that route.
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Mark Opolo wrote:

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On Sun, 23 May 2010 01:16:53 -0700 (PDT), raamman

========These half lens safety glasses might be of help. Price is right. http://www.use-enco.com/CGI/INPDFF?PMPAGE3&PARTPG=INLMK32
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On May 25, 6:57pm, F. George McDuffee <gmcduf...@mcduffee- associates.us> wrote:

Thank you for the link, but I decided that instead of woorying so much about needing reading glasses and having to work with them, the safety factor and certain incidental damage to just get and carry a pocket magnifying glass and just whip that out to verify certain details- it is ironic that the simplest measure did not occur to me at all until you guys suggested it. If we all were in the same shop I'd bring in a box of doughnuts for you. Thanks again.
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