Friends call me Duane. Compustar C14, Leo Henzl's Custom C8, 6" Refractor Adv. GT mount, 6" F5 Omni XLT Newt., LXD-75 F4 Imaging SN8, Meade 8" F6 Newtonian, EX Dynamax DX6, RV-6 ETX-90 Astro, Meade 2045 4" SCT, B&L 4000 Vixen/Celestron 80mm F11 JC Penny 60mm AZ/ALT Refractor Binos 25x100
ALL my posts should be considered as opinions shaped by MY experiences and understanding of the facts.
My eyepieces are made from the waste product of exploding stars.
10XTi 102XLT ST80A(2" Focuser); President, Eypieces Anonymous, Denver Chapter (Hello, I'm an eyepiece junky, what's your excuse?)
DAS Dark Site
Quote:Presbyopia IS far sightedness. Means you need correction to read but not for distance vision. Many far sighted folk use bifocals for convenience (they just wear them all the time with no correction in the distance portion of the lens). Many more, however, just opt for reading glasses. If (as I do) you suffer from both near (myopia) and far sightedness, you definitely need bifocals. What you're describing as a solution is what an optometrist calls "monovision". For example, in someone who is only farsighted, the doctor corrects one eye to optimize it for reading and leaves the other eye uncorrected. The brain allows the eyes to function as though both eyes work equally well for both near and far vision.It doesn't work for everyone but if works for you, it's a good solution.
Dr. Willie K. Yee President Mid-Hudson Astronomical Assn.Member RAC, AOSNY, IDA, Astronomers Without Borders, Charlie Bates Solar Astronomy Project
NexStar 50 Expert, Lunar 50 Expert; AL Outreach, Messier, and Sunspotters AwardsCommander Prius Class Shuttlecraft Zhang HengTeeter 13.1" f/4.5 Custom Dob, NexStar8 SE, Meade 80mm f/6 ED Apo, Meade 363 f/10 80 mm, Lunt LS60THa, PST dbl stk