Newbie Rangefinder Question

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I don't see very well without my glasses, but I can't play with them on (progressive lenses). So, if I get a rangefinder, will I have to put my glasses back on to get a distance with the rangefinder?<br />
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  • SocratesSocrates Warning Points 1+ WinnipegClubWRX  10215WRX Points: 1,115Handicap: 4ishPosts: 10,215 ClubWRX
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    No. Most good range finders have an adjustable diopter so you can read the numbers. Unless your eyes are really bad you should have no problem.
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    Diopter adjustment on Bushnell Tour V4<br />
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    You'll be able to read them without glasses.<br />
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    You can also very easily operate the rangefinder with glasses on, no problem. <img src='<#EMO_DIR#>/smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' /><br />
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    I play with glasses more often than wearing contacts, and I never take them off to get distances.
  • robp11robp11 Members  86WRX Points: 69Posts: 86 Fairways
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    Thanks for the responses!
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    As a side note, I talked to my eye dr about lenses for golf and he worked with me for a set of contacts that gets my distance vision equal in both eyes. As a note I’m far sighted in 1 eye and near in the other one. The new contacts have improved things on the course for me greatly. Especially reading greens.
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    So I am moderately near sighted. Can't see details at distance. I wear glasses during play and don't take them off and also use a Leupold GX-4i2. I tested using my rangefinder with glasses on and with glasses off and found no difference. <br />
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    I think because the lens (of the rangefinder) is so close to your eye, that it assists with magnification, similar to my eyeglasses.<br />
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    Long story short, you'll be able to use the rangefinder just fine with or without your glasses on.

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