Newbie Rangefinder Question

robp11robp11 Members Posts: 82 ✭✭
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?



  • SocratesSocrates How can it be so *&#% hard to make a shoulder turn? WinnipegClubWRX Posts: 9,390 ClubWRX
    edited Jun 8, 2018 #2
    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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  • dbdorsdbdors Houston, Clear Lake areaClubWRX Posts: 1,822 ClubWRX
    Diopter adjustment on Bushnell Tour V4

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  • theboypinoytheboypinoy Members Posts: 2,080 ✭✭
    You'll be able to read them without glasses.

    You can also very easily operate the rangefinder with glasses on, no problem. image/smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' />

    I play with glasses more often than wearing contacts, and I never take them off to get distances.
  • robp11robp11 Members Posts: 82 ✭✭
    Thanks for the responses!
  • larryd3larryd3 Members Posts: 597 ✭✭
    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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  • Duke of HazardsDuke of Hazards Members Posts: 129 ✭✭
    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.

    I think because the lens (of the rangefinder) is so close to your eye, that it assists with magnification, similar to my eyeglasses.

    Long story short, you'll be able to use the rangefinder just fine with or without your glasses on.
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