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Old 08-02-2020, 05:54 PM
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I,also wear readers on top of my bifocals. I do hand appliqué plus counted cross stitch and they have worked well for me. And they are much more reasonable to purchase than the specialized ones I’ve seen advertised. My eyes are worse than many people so you might give them a try before spending lots of money. Find a place where you can try the different strengths before making a purchase.

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Old 08-03-2020, 06:23 AM
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Originally Posted by BettyM View Post
I bought a pair of 2X clip-on magnifying glasses on Amazon that just clip on my other glasses. They flip up when I don't need to use the magnifiers. They also had stronger ones available.
Wow!! Thanks for that suggestion! I have a thing that you wear like a hat with a light and magnifier lense. It is just too hot and heavy. Sorry I got it.
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Old 08-03-2020, 10:12 AM
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i'm all about the dollar store magnifier glasses, I by 2 or 3 a time, I always seem to be loosing them, and for $1 a pair, it's not such a big deal!
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Old 08-04-2020, 06:25 AM
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I have a variety of readers in a variety of strengths. I have vision issues and so I have specialty corrective contacts in for my "daily life". With them in I have pretty good/normal vision for about 3 feet around me, but by the time we get to 6 feet or so, things are getting blurrier so I have driving/distance glasses. There is still a tough area around me, which happens to be that 6 feet of personal space, or if I'm sitting across a table from someone where it is blurry without and blurry with the glasses.

With my ever changing vision, some years the readers don't help me much -- they just make blurry things bigger and not clearer. This year they are helping quite a bit. I just finished some hand work and think it would have taken me at least twice the time without visual aides.

I believe in the "have lots of them everywhere" so have a box that I keep most of them, plus one or two pairs (different strengths) in my sewing kit, at my computer station (where I don't actually use them on the computer), and at my bedside table.

Dollar store can be fine, actually try the pair you want for quality control, make sure all the parts work (lenses in tightly, that the hinges work, nose-pieces if not molded into the plastic are there. I do like the multi-packs at Costco.

edit: Bright light also makes a difference, I do my handwork under my floor stand Ott light or outside on the porch. Most of my problems are in the front of the eye, the cornea and shape buty Doc says some of that is macular degeneration and that I'll probably have cataract removal done in the next 2-3 years (I'll be 60 this year). He's trying to give me as much vision as possible for as long as possible. I'm not worried about the cataract surgery, cornea transplant concept bothers me a lot more.

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Old 08-04-2020, 06:29 AM
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Originally Posted by BettyM View Post
I bought a pair of 2X clip-on magnifying glasses on Amazon that just clip on my other glasses. They flip up when I don't need to use the magnifiers. They also had stronger ones available.
I bought a pair at CVS they are great! I still struggle a bit but not because of size but adjusting to something over my heavy prescription.

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Old 08-19-2020, 11:06 AM
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I take a picture of the area that I am working on with my phone, then zoom in on those pesky little symbols! Works for road maps, too!
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Old 08-19-2020, 11:09 AM
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PS
I also print directly from my phone, and the picture comes out full page. I do this for my t-shirt quilt layouts so that I can keep track of who goes where.
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