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gowanis

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Sep 22, 2007
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Presbyopia is a common vision problem that starts to hit people around age 40. Basically, I'm near sighted, have perfect close vision, but when I'm wearing distance glasses or contacts, my close vision is disrupted. You can lift your glasses to look at your watch, or even more inconvenient, put on readers on top of the contact lenses. Sorta kills the enjoyment of doing a quick glance at the watch to get info.

I suppose I'll be using the largest text options.
 

BD1

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Jun 27, 2007
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Presbyopia is a common vision problem that starts to hit people around age 40. Basically, I'm near sighted, have perfect close vision, but when I'm wearing distance glasses or contacts, my close vision is disrupted. You can lift your glasses to look at your watch, or even more inconvenient, put on readers on top of the contact lenses. Sorta kills the enjoyment of doing a quick glance at the watch to get info.

I suppose I'll be using the largest text options.

I turned on largest fonts and bold text. It helped.
 

alia

macrumors 65816
Apr 2, 2003
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Tampa, FL (Orlando, 2003 - 2023)
My mom uses one contact for distance and another for close. You could probably just put in one and leave the other out if you don't need reading correction - my mom LOVES this, but it took her months to adjust. Now, the proper eye automatically focuses depending on whether she's trying to view distance or up close.

Also, in case you are worried about the long term effects, she's been doing this for probably 15 years.
 

cmichaelb

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Aug 6, 2008
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Italy
Presbyopia is a common vision problem that starts to hit people around age 40. Basically, I'm near sighted, have perfect close vision, but when I'm wearing distance glasses or contacts, my close vision is disrupted. You can lift your glasses to look at your watch, or even more inconvenient, put on readers on top of the contact lenses. Sorta kills the enjoyment of doing a quick glance at the watch to get info.

I suppose I'll be using the largest text options.

I'm in the same boat. I raise and lower my glasses a lot already. You'll get use to it.

The watch is far enough away from my eyes that it hasn't been a issue for me with the watch.
 

gowanis

macrumors 6502
Original poster
Sep 22, 2007
413
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My mom uses one contact for distance and another for close. You could probably just put in one and leave the other out if you don't need reading correction - my mom LOVES this, but it took her months to adjust. Now, the proper eye automatically focuses depending on whether she's trying to view distance or up close.

Also, in case you are worried about the long term effects, she's been doing this for probably 15 years.

I've heard about this option, sounds totally insane (no offense!)

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I'm in the same boat. I raise and lower my glasses a lot already. You'll get use to it.

The watch is far enough away from my eyes that it hasn't been a issue for me with the watch.

Problem is, I generally wear contacts on not glasses, so I find myself putting reader glasses on every time I look at my iPhone. I'm going to try the large and bold text as suggested.
 

sherri0868

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Mar 23, 2012
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Pennsylvania, USA
Well I have that problem with any watch and even my iPhone 6+. I have cheap reading glasses sitting all around my house and work. I just grab a pair of readers whenever I look at my phone, watch or need to read anything at work. I am actually looking forward to the extra large font watch face because I'll not need to grab reading glasses to see the time on the  watch.

It's hell getting old.
 

betabeta

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Jun 28, 2013
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I'm the opposite, I have superior vision up close, like a magnifier:D I would like smaller text to fit more on the screen.
 

gowanis

macrumors 6502
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Sep 22, 2007
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I'm the opposite, I have superior vision up close, like a magnifier:D I would like smaller text to fit more on the screen.

Its not the opposite; My close vision is also perfect. Its only when you're wearing glasses for distance that you can no longer see up close.
 

cmichaelb

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Aug 6, 2008
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Italy
Its not the opposite; My close vision is also perfect. Its only when you're wearing glasses for distance that you can no longer see up close.

Exactly, I basically have a +1.5 reading glasses close vision but need the glasses more for 18inches or so on out.

Basically you're borderline bifocal time.
 

BillyTrimble

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Sep 20, 2013
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Presbyopia is a common vision problem that starts to hit people around age 40. Basically, I'm near sighted, have perfect close vision, but when I'm wearing distance glasses or contacts, my close vision is disrupted. You can lift your glasses to look at your watch, or even more inconvenient, put on readers on top of the contact lenses. Sorta kills the enjoyment of doing a quick glance at the watch to get info.

I suppose I'll be using the largest text options.

Progressive lenses solved this problem for me years ago.
 
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