If your eyes still are young enough to focus equally well on objects both near and far, read no more. But if you’ve arrived at the bifocal stage and you work on overhead projects, my tip might come in handy.
Not long ago, I was wiring a ceiling-light fixture from atop a ladder. Because I need bifocals to focus on close-up details, I had to tilt my head back so far that I literally was creating a pain in my neck. To avoid this discomfort and still get the job done, I borrowed a pair of my wife’s reading glasses. As shown in the drawing, their narrow frame rested easily atop my prescription glasses. The combination allowed me to see up close without tilting back my head to use my own bifocal lenses. For those times when I need to see clearly at a distance, I simply park the reading glasses above my own glasses against my forehead.
These types of reading glasses aren’t expensive. You can find them at drugstores and discount outlets for as little as $10.
Mike Niemeyer, Lawrenceburg, IN