If you wear glasses, it can be difficult to see things in the distance. If you want to take a closer look at something that’s far away, like an animal or bird on the other side of a field, then you’ll need some help from your binoculars.
Binoculars are great for viewing a wide range of things from a long distance.
But what about glass wearers? Do you know the proper way how to use binoculars with glasses?
If this is the case, there are some considerations to consider when using binoculars with glasses.
Before we get started, every one of us needs to select binoculars that are specifically designed for people with glasses.
There are a few things to look for in this instance, such as binoculars with an extra-wide field of view so you can see more details from a distance and special filters that reduce the impact of sunlight on your eyes.
For this, check out this article about the best binoculars for glasses wearers.
Can binoculars be used by a person using glasses?
You may be asking yourself if you can use binoculars with glasses. Ok, let me explain this now to you.
People who wear glasses can use binoculars just as easily and effectively as those without them.
Though, It will depend on the type of glasses they wear and their prescription’s strength.
If you wear bifocals or progressive lenses, it might not be possible to focus clearly with binoculars because your eyes are focusing at different distances.
Some people have astigmatism, which may make it difficult for them to use binoculars.
However, you can use binoculars even if you are a glass-wearer if you have corrective lenses, like glasses with a + or – lens. Corrective lenses refocus your vision to allow you to see things more clearly at close range and in the distance.
Should I wear my glasses when using binoculars?
I know glass wearers often get confused about whether they should wear their glasses when using binoculars.
Simply, “it depends.” If you are comfortable wearing your glasses when using binoculars.
However, if you feel that you can’t see as well because of the glasses, consider removing them for a while and giving them another try.
You might be surprised at how much clearer things can become with just a little practice.
But it is not just about glasses. Binoculars must be adjusted for the user’s eyesight too.
If you have normal or corrected vision, most binoculars are designed to give a better image when used by people with nearsightedness.
Below I am going to tell you how to use binoculars with glasses.
How to use binoculars with glasses?
When I use my binoculars for the very first time, I just bring them up to my eyes and then adjust the eyepieces until I get an image.
Is that how you do it too? Hold on; there are a few more things you need to know about using binoculars with glasses.
Here is a step-by-step process of how to use binoculars with glasses:
1. Make sure your glasses properly fit on your face
If you are wearing glasses, make sure they fit well on your face.
If the eyeglasses are in the wrong position or if there is too much space between them and your eyes, you will not be able to see clearly through the binoculars.
I always suggest that you try on your glasses beforehand to get an idea of where they should sit.
2. Place the binoculars in front of each eye so that their lenses are facing toward each other
This is the most important step. To see clearly, binoculars need their lenses to be facing each other.
If the lenses are not aligned correctly, you will only get a blurry image.
Gently place the binoculars halfway between your eyes and close them gently with your fingers so that both eyepieces are in contact with your eyeballs simultaneously (this position is also called “eyebox symmetry”). Your glasses should now fit securely on top of these frames.
3. Adjust the eyepieces to ensure an even image is seen by both eyes
You will now need to adjust the eyepieces to get a wide view.
Each eyepiece has a different focal length. You should experiment a little bit until you find what works best for you and your glasses.
In general, the closer one of the binoculars is to your eyes, the sharper its image will be, so it is important to adjust both eyepieces until they are at their optimum focal lengths.
4. Look through the left and right eyepieces simultaneously
Now that the eyepieces are at their optimum focal lengths, you will want to look through the left and right eyepieces at the same time.
Make sure that you are focusing on an object in the center of each field of view. If done correctly, you should be able to see both images without any distortion.
5. If you have trouble seeing objects at close range, gently adjust the magnification of your binoculars
If you are having trouble seeing objects at close range, you can adjust the magnification of your binoculars.
The higher the magnification number on the binoculars, the closer objects will appear.
Try increasing or decreasing the magnification by turning a knob located on either side of each eyepiece.
6. Check your binoculars for proper alignment
Once you are comfortable using your binoculars, it is important to make sure that they are properly aligned.
First, adjust the focus of both eyepieces to infinity.
Next, hold the binoculars so that their objective Mount is facing straight ahead, and look through each eyepiece until you can see an object clearly in the center field of view.
The alignment marks on each side should be aligned with the cross hairs on your scope’s Objective Lens.
If they are not aligned properly, gently rotate one of them until they are.
Now that you know how to use binoculars with glasses effectively don’t forget to buy the perfect binoculars.
However, the secret of using binoculars with glasses is to hold the binoculars at arm’s length and aim them upwards so that you can see through both lenses.
This will enable you to view faraway objects without any difficulties comfortably.
If your vision is still blurry, try using a tripod and aligning the sights horizontally instead of vertically. That should help bring things into focus.