Thursday, May 8, 2014

Yes, it looks silly, but this actually works for close up examination without a magnifier

I learned this trick at a forum and was actually a bit surprised that it worked so well.

Yes, I already have bifocals and yes, I can read comfortably.  In fact, I just had my eye exam yesterday and I'm good in both eyes, no prescription change needed.  But:

Those are reading glasses over my bifocals and for looking at coins, that really is better than a magnifying glass.   It's 3-D and you aren't looking at a tiny area.  I suspect it would be just as helpful if you don't wear glasses and you wouldn't look anywhere near as strange.'

I'm 66 years old - way past worrying about what anyone else thinks, so I'll be using these at the next coin show I go to.

Of course there are times when you want to zoom in with a glass or even a microscope, but for most examinations, the reading glasses are enough and are very helpful.

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