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Being over the hill as it were, I need glasses. The problem is that many binoculars require one to remove their glasses to use them. Bummer when game is approaching or you just want to scout the next plot, etc. I've read many "test reports" in various publications and none cover this issue. Suppose the writers are all blessed with 20/20? So who makes median priced binoculars for folks so they don't need to remove their glasses?

from ebywye on 01.17.12

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from tylerfreel85 wrote 2 years 26 weeks ago

great question ebywye, and these guys pretty much have it nailed down.. pretty much all of the brands of binos I have used have either the flexible rubber cups that can be rolled back or twist out cups. I use them with sunglasses a lot in the screwed "in" position and it seems to work pretty well!

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from pineywoods wrote 2 years 27 weeks ago

I've worn glasses pretty much all my life and haven't found it to be a problem. My Nikon Monarchs have eyepieces that screw in and out to accomodate my glasses and my other other binoculars work with the rubber eye cups as mentioned.

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from Ishi wrote 2 years 27 weeks ago

Nikon makes a good mid-level bino. $200-300 with the roll down eye cups previously mentioned.

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from charlie elk wrote 2 years 27 weeks ago

I do the same as DSMbirddog roll the excess rubber on the eyepiece forward so you can place the binos flat against the lenses of your glasses.
BTW; wearing glasses does not mean I am over the hill.;-)
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charlie

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from JM wrote 2 years 27 weeks ago

I know two years ago when I bought a new pair I saw a pair designed for people with glasses at a Bushnell shop.

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from DSMbirddog wrote 2 years 27 weeks ago

On many of the new binoculars you can roll the rubber on the eyepieces forward and use them with your glasses just fine. It works for me.

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from charlie elk wrote 2 years 27 weeks ago

I do the same as DSMbirddog roll the excess rubber on the eyepiece forward so you can place the binos flat against the lenses of your glasses.
BTW; wearing glasses does not mean I am over the hill.;-)
later,
charlie

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from DSMbirddog wrote 2 years 27 weeks ago

On many of the new binoculars you can roll the rubber on the eyepieces forward and use them with your glasses just fine. It works for me.

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from JM wrote 2 years 27 weeks ago

I know two years ago when I bought a new pair I saw a pair designed for people with glasses at a Bushnell shop.

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from Ishi wrote 2 years 27 weeks ago

Nikon makes a good mid-level bino. $200-300 with the roll down eye cups previously mentioned.

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from pineywoods wrote 2 years 27 weeks ago

I've worn glasses pretty much all my life and haven't found it to be a problem. My Nikon Monarchs have eyepieces that screw in and out to accomodate my glasses and my other other binoculars work with the rubber eye cups as mentioned.

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from tylerfreel85 wrote 2 years 26 weeks ago

great question ebywye, and these guys pretty much have it nailed down.. pretty much all of the brands of binos I have used have either the flexible rubber cups that can be rolled back or twist out cups. I use them with sunglasses a lot in the screwed "in" position and it seems to work pretty well!

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