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 Posted 10/12/2019  10:51 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Larry Gosnell to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I'm 66 and vision is not that great especially when looking at coins. I do have reading glasses for the computer and bifocal glasses for everyday use but results are still less than desirable. Has anyone tried the +3.50 reading glasses for coin viewing? Or is there an even stronger strength that would be better.

I don't really want to get out the x10 loupe or magnifying glass every time I look at a coin unless I'm looking for really fine details.

Appreciate the help.
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 Posted 10/12/2019  11:53 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add KenKat to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I use +3.0 reading glasses all the time, so yes, I think these would help you to see coins better. My experience is the higher the number on the glasses, the closer the focal point becomes - i.e., you can get the coin closer with higher readers. You can get. a decent pair at Wal-Mart or Target for under $10 usually if you want to try them out.
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 Posted 10/12/2019  5:54 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add moxking to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
At your (nearly our) age, our eyes are invaluable asset.

If you can afford to, go to your optometrist and have them solve the dilemma properly.

We're old enough to know cheap is rarely a bargain.
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 Posted 10/12/2019  6:21 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add pepactonius to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I'd probably get the strongest ones possible (+7?), but just for coin viewing.
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 Posted 10/13/2019  10:22 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Kotsr to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
+7? Where can you get those at?
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 Posted 10/13/2019  2:37 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add pepactonius to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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+7? Where can you get those at?


Many places -- here's an eBay listing:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/7-00-EXTRA...162458347802
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 Posted 10/14/2019  1:39 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add just carl to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Stick with possibly 3 or 4 power glasses for reading. And get a decent pair from a reputable eye glass place.
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 Posted 10/14/2019  2:27 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Kotsr to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Awesome thanks
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 Posted 10/14/2019  2:33 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add CitationSquirrel to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I would take a coin or two (nothing to fancy or expensive) along with you to Walmart and check out some different magnification levels that they have there and see which one works best for you.
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 Posted 10/14/2019  3:34 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Safaga to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
As an alternative, just use the coins in your pocket.
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