Speccy four-eyes

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Sep 2019
3:08pm, 25 Sep 2019
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DeeGee
Thanks Groundhog. I'll have a play about with that.
Sep 2019
12:37pm, 27 Sep 2019
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Albert O Balsam
Concentric Multifocal Contacts - definitely witchcraft ! They are ace though
Sep 2019
12:39pm, 27 Sep 2019
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McGoohan
I couldn't get on with those. My prescription is so bad it was like putting two rubberised bin lids in my eyes.
11 Oct
7:52pm, 11 Oct 2022
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Surrey Phil
After breaking my old pair of varifocals, I have just recently got a new pair. I have now got to get used to switching between varifocals and PC glasses. Something that have not done for several months.
12 Oct
10:43am, 12 Oct 2022
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DeeGee
I ran a marathon in glasses for the first time this weekend. Really can't read a thing any more with contact lenses.
12 Oct
10:58am, 12 Oct 2022
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McGoohan
Despite now having varifocals I tried to run a couple of years ago with contacts in. Unfortunately it was a navigational excursion and needed some mapreading. I could see ahead well enough but couldn't read the map on my phone. D'oh! They had to come out and the specs go back on.
12 Oct
1:53pm, 12 Oct 2022
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Surrey Phil
Reading or even PC stuff with contacts in is virtually impossible. I have run in glasses if only a mile or two but prefer contacts for longer runs or races.

Just got back from a lunchtime walk and realised I had been wearing my PC glasses instead of the varifocals. This may take a while to get right!
12 Oct
3:41pm, 12 Oct 2022
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Groundhog
My varifocals bounce around too much to see well if running so I generally use contacts for running cycling and swimming (with goggles on). I have some old single vision glasses that I can run in and found that, if I slide them down my nose a bit they change focus enough to be able to read.
12 Oct
3:48pm, 12 Oct 2022
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Hanneke
I like orienteering... When wearing my wraparound sunnies, I have to stop cycling, dive really close to map and Garmin to work things out. I have started wearing my multi-focal normal glasses now, so I can read Garmin, map and see the trail properly. Certainly, off road, I'd be very reluctant to do the one eyed thing although some fellow orienteers do...

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I have a question for glasses wearers. Historically, I have run in contact lenses, but often wear gl...

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