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    My eyes suck - need something to see better

    Hi folks, I'm noticing that my eyes are getting worse and worse as I get older. I was trying to solder some wires to a 1 wire device on saturday and was all one tiny blur... that's with my glasses on!

    Do any of you have any recommendations for loupes or some time of magnifying device to help with this?

    thanks!

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    #2
    You can always use the circular fluorescent light with the magnified lense in the center.
    Something like one of these works well...

    https://www.google.ca/search?q=magni...ml%3B300%3B300
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      #3
      Are you looking for something like this?
      http://www.pjtool.com/helping-hands-...g-station.aspx
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        #4
        They both look like they would be great for soldering. I'd almost rather have something I can wear though as sometimes i need to read part numbers on small parts in the garage or punching cable in the network closet.
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          #5
          Yeah here do not utilize reading glasses and rest my glasses on my forehead to see. Doing this for a while as I am older these days have created a permanent resting ledge on my forehead.

          Here do have a very old (looks to be from the 60's having that bakelite look) circular fluorescent lamp with a glass lens on it that sits on my hobby workbench.

          Those new fangled LED lights / with magnifying lens would probably work for you.

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            #6
            Superfocus glasses work pretty well, but they come only with round lenses and there aren't many styles to chose from. They're variable focus for everyday all-the-time use, and they could probably handle the scenarios you listed.

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              #7
              Funny, I too have this issue. My arms are simply getting too short to read I found myself this weekend putting on two pair of readers when doing some close up work. This actually works well in a pinch.
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                #8
                I have a few of the visors like Pete posted, each with different power lenses and the led lights around the perimeter. They work fantastic and I use them all the time when working with smd circuit boards and other projects. Head over to Amazon and grab one.

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                  #9
                  Thanks all for the suggestions. I think I'll take the shotgun approach, SO is getting the round lit articulated device for me for xmas and I'll try out one of the wearables too.
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                    #10
                    If you wear progressive lenses.... they can move the "sweet spot" up, giving you lenses appropriate for close-up work.... that is, if your eyes really DO suck and you have an astigmatism, like I do. Readers, no matter how many pair, no longer work.

                    It is expensive, but if you gotta see, you gotta see......

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                    If I didn't make it clear, the new set of glasses will lose the ability to "see" at a distance of over [depends on your prescription.]
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                      #11
                      Yeah here have been playing a bit with smd stuff such that I use the magnifying glass lamp, little hands, hot air machine and soldering device.

                      This are pictures of the Openpeak Atom based tabletop capacitance touchscreen circuit board. (with DECT and Zigbee)



                      Last edited by Pete; December 16, 2014, 12:32 PM.
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                        #12
                        I'm with you guys. Can't see sh#t.

                        Where did you find these?

                        Originally posted by Automated View Post
                        I have a few of the visors like Pete posted, each with different power lenses and the led lights around the perimeter. They work fantastic and I use them all the time when working with smd circuit boards and other projects. Head over to Amazon and grab one.
                        Last edited by donstephens; December 16, 2014, 12:31 PM. Reason: Can't spell either
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                          #13
                          Originally posted by ewkearns View Post
                          If you wear progressive lenses.... they can move the "sweet spot" up, giving you lenses appropriate for close-up work.... that is, if your eyes really DO suck and you have an astigmatism, like I do. Readers, no matter how many pair, no longer work.

                          It is expensive, but if you gotta see, you gotta see......

                          PS
                          If I didn't make it clear, the new set of glasses will lose the ability to "see" at a distance of over [depends on your prescription.]
                          I do wear progressive lenses and actually moved them in the other direction because they were driving me nuts during everyday wear. I too have an astigmatism and need something more substantial.

                          slightly off-topic buy apparently we're all growing old... lol
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