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    Default Tying Tip from Eye Doc.

    I thought some more people might benefit from the info that I got while having my eye check-up. The Optomitrist told me the test for reading was at arms length. He said that fly tying was much closer, and that +2's (more of a magnification type glasses) would benefit much more. He wasn't kidding. I got a pair at the "w" store for approx $10. What a difference. It will really be an advantage on the smaller ones.

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    Default Re: Tying Tip from Eye Doc.

    I wear contact lenses that correct my vision to 20/20. I also wear reading glasses (I'm old) at +2.5. When I tie, I put on a baseball cap with some flip-down +3 magnifiers (they're what I wear on the river for tying flies to tippets). So, when I'm at the bench, I'm using about +5.5 magnification. Those #24's are gargantuan!


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    Default Re: Tying Tip from Eye Doc.

    I use 2 x and 3x,,and have a pair of flip down 5x...me and Gary must be about the same age ! LOL
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    Default Re: Tying Tip from Eye Doc.

    Just be careful you guys don't wear this high level of magnification for long periods of time, because it will make your overall vision worse over time. It's a good idea to take a break every half hour or so and remove the glasses and then focus your eyes on things a bit farther away, to give them a rest.

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    Default Re: Tying Tip from Eye Doc.

    Jimmie: Great tip! I use a pair of +3 glasses when tying.

    Stimmy7: Another great tip about taking a break every half hour or so. I remember when I used to work for the University of Wyoming, I would sit in front of a computer screen with my glasses on all morning, then take the glasses off and go out for lunch and would notice that my long distance vision would be affected.

    Larry
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    Default Re: Tying Tip from Eye Doc.

    I hate going for eye exams! They always ask me "do you want to be able to see close or far? You can't have both!"

    I am completely off the contact lens right now and opting the glasses more since I can just lower my glasses down when I am retying the flies. When I am fly tying which is very seldom, I just take my glasses off.
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    I'm sure you guys have seen it all, but being a machinist these are what I use on a daily basis.

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    Default Re: Tying Tip from Eye Doc.

    Since I wear corrective lenses I opted for bi-focals paired with an adjustable magnifier like this:



    Mine has a longer neck and is attached to a c-clamp on my tying table. Add some good quality lights and I'm in business.

    Kelly
    I fish, therefore I am - but I gotta go to work first..."piscari ergo sum"

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    Default Re: Tying Tip from Eye Doc.

    Man, reading this post makes me not want to get old. I'm 28 and have had never had to wear any type of glasses or contacts. guess I better go buy a telescope if I want to continue tying flies for a few more decades. haha, just joking guys.

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    Saw Charlie Craven at the Fly Fishing Show last weekend. He tied with NO magnification or glasses. I thought: just wait! (On the other hand, he's an awesome tier!)

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