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Try and borrow one first, I gave mine away as I couldn't get on with it. What I did do, was visit my opticians and held a figure where I usually hold it when painting and got a pair of glasses for that focal length

That's the sort of cheap close-up reading-glasses with very plain frames that are available in lots of pharmacies etc? Or better quality ones with an actual prescription? I have been looking at the reading-glasses with an extra-close dioptre for photo re-touching, but was doubtful about headaches etc.
 

Helm

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That's the sort of cheap close-up reading-glasses with very plain frames that are available in lots of pharmacies etc? Or better quality ones with an actual prescription? I have been looking at the reading-glasses with an extra-close dioptre for photo re-touching, but was worried about headaches etc.
A lot use those cheap readers, I just went for prescription lenses as there was a two for one offer at the time and I didn't need a second pair for normal use.
 

offog

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I have two sets one for the loft and one for the painting table (money to burn age).

I have had no problem with the use as I have bifocals all the time. They all come with plastic lenses and a range of strengths.

These I don't like as the nose pads dig into my nose and make it difficult to use with the glasses.

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This type I prefer as I find them more comfortable to use over time. Also come with a selection of lenses.

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Mine were a lot cheaper and had no additional small lens. I did find that the side nut came loose and I added a layer of chammy to the front for comfort. The lights are as much use as an ashtray on at motorbike. Also being able to flip up the lens is a must so that you can look round and find the item you need.
 

Smeggers

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Try and borrow one first, I gave mine away as I couldn't get on with it. What I did do, was visit my opticians and held a figure where I usually hold it when painting and got a pair of glasses for that focal length
Yeah, wot 'e said. I agree with my learned colleague. Better to get your eyes checked out before shelling out for something that may well sit in a drawer until he'll freezes over or Bugsy starts telling the truth!
 
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