If you wear glasses, then you must know the pain of using binoculars. First, your glasses will get in the way and will make you have to take them off or apply pressure to get your eyes in the right location for the best clarity. Second, you won’t be able to get inside the relief distance of your binoculars because your eyeglasses will get in the way. Lastly, your eyes will feel much tired and fatigue after using binoculars because of how the image won’t be directly placed on the retina of your eyes due to the magnification of your binoculars and your eyeglasses. However, there are binoculars that you can get that are built for eyeglass wearers, so that you can have a better time with your binoculars while wearing your eyeglasses.
As there is increasing demand for these type of binoculars, there are increasingly more products that are suited for eyeglass wearers. This may seem good since there is a larger selection, but this just makes it a lot harder for you to make the right choice that fits you the best. When you are choosing your binoculars, we recommend that you look at the features, quality, and price that it comes at, so that you get the best possible binoculars for you. We also recommend that you check out our review of some products below so that if you are stuck on a few products, you can choose one from our recommendations below.
What to Look For
The main feature to look for is eyeglass compatibility, but there are still some other features that you should look out for as well. One feature that we recommend you should look out for is multi-coated optics and prisms, as it will help you greatly in getting a clearer view as well as being able to see better in darker environments. Another feature that we recommend that you get is the waterproof feature, as it will help protect your binoculars in wetter environments and activities, such as whale watching or hunting. Lastly, we highly recommend that you get a binocular with a wide FOV as with it, you’ll feel less restricted and you will be able to find your targets faster.
The quality of the binoculars is something that you should always look out for because it will determine whether your binoculars will last a long time or break with just a few uses and drops. The quality of your binoculars will also change whether the features that come with your binoculars will perform as expected on a consistent basis. If you get a binocular with the waterproof feature, but the quality of the binoculars is low, then the waterproof feature may not work all the time and water may get inside of your binoculars which is why we strongly recommend that you look at the quality of the binoculars you are planning to get.
The price of the binoculars is also something that you should look out for when choosing your binoculars. Just like any other product, the price will most likely determine the quality, features, and overall value of the binoculars. If you happen to invest more upfront, it is more likely that you’ll get a pair of binoculars that will last a longer time and will have better features. We strongly recommend that you go this path, as if you don’t, you might end up spending more replacing the cheap binocular compared to investing into a quality binocular from the beginning.
Polaris Optics WideViews 8X42 HD Professional Bird Watching Binoculars
If you want quality over anything else, then this product should be something that you keep your eyes on. Although a bit expensive, this binocular has the best features, quality, and value compared to the rest of the products in this guide. With features to give you a better overall viewing experience as well as quality to keep your binoculars in good shape for a long time, you will get better value out of this product compared to getting a cheaper binocular and replacing it every time it breaks.
Some features that we liked included the wide FOV, the optics, and the weather proof design. The FOV of this binocular is at a scale which we have never seen before. With the ability for you to view 430 ft. at a range of 1000 ft., you’ll be able to easily track down and find whatever you are looking for. This is incredibly helpful if you are bird watching because with a tight FOV, you’ll have a smaller view to find your target while the wide FOV will make it a lot easier for you. The optics are also something else. The optics come with phase-correction coated prisms to allow you to view through the binoculars in stunning, HD quality. Lastly, the weather proof design will let you use these binoculars anywhere, even in the fog or even in wet environments, as it is built to last through these environments.
The quality of these binoculars is incredible to the point where it can’t be compared to the inexpensive binoculars. The build of the binoculars is very well done and is also built strong as well. This makes the binoculars a lot better to use if you are the type of person who isn’t that careful around objects because this binocular is able to survive several drops without breaking due to the rubber armoring it has. This armoring will absorb the shock from drops and will also protect the interior from minor scratches as well. The quality of the optics and the focus knob is also great, which is important as these parts usually tend to break a lot quicker than anything else.
The price of this product is the one and only con that we found about this binocular. The price of this binocular is on the higher end, but we believe that is worth it because of the quality, features, and the value that you get with this purchase compared to other binoculars. If you are the one that thinks of the value that you get in the long term compared to the short-term value, then this product is highly recommended because the features and quality that you get with this product will stick with you for a long time due to the durability of this binocular and will pay for itself repeatedly. We highly recommend that you get this binocular if your budget permits as you’ll get the best value out of it.
Bushnell NatureView Porro Prism Binoculars
If you are looking for an average priced product, then look no further as this binocular can provide anything that you will need on your trip for a fair price. This binocular is also recommended for eyeglass wearers as the eyecups have long eye relief which will let you see your target clearly without you having to take your glasses off. You can also change the variable distance to change the relief distance to fit your eyes and glasses.
This binocular comes with several features to give you an optimal experience while using the binoculars. One feature that we liked was the optics, as it can give you a stellar view, wherever you are. This is because of the multi-coated optics and the prisms that allow more light to enter the binoculars to be transmitted to offer you a better-quality view with more colors. Secondly, we also loved the center-focus knob this binocular came with, as it feels of quality and rotates well to allow you to find the right focus, fast. Lastly, the eyecups were something that we were sure to highlight because it makes eyeglasses wearers able to use this binocular with comfort and without hassle. Simply, they can adjust the eyecups to fit their relief zone and use the padded eyecups to rest their eyes without having to take off the glasses to be able to see well.
The quality that this binocular comes with is not as great as the Polaris binoculars above, but is still quite good. Compared to other binoculars in this price range, the quality of this binocular is quite impressive, as the focus knob is made from a material that is known to last quite a bit of time and the optics are also made with quality in mind as well. The binocular is also surrounded in rubber armor to help absorb shock from drops that may occur while using the binocular. As this might happen more often than you think, it is an essential feature that will keep your binoculars lasting a long time.
The price of this binocular isn’t that expensive, but around the average. This doesn’t mean that the quality is average however, as explained above, as this binocular has decent quality compared to other binoculars in this price range. You can also get a lot more value out of this product compared to getting several cheaper ones over a period as this binocular is built to last. We highly recommend that you get this binocular if you want to spend around average, but get a higher value product.
Celestron SkyMaster Giant 15×70 Binoculars
If you want to spend a bit below average, but still want to get strong, high magnification binoculars that is good for use by eyeglass wearers, then we recommend that you check out the Celestron SkyMaster Giant. If star gazing is a common activity for you, you’ll love this binocular because of its high magnification, tripod adaptability, and eyeglass compatibility. Not only will you be able to use the binoculars with a tripod at an affordable price, but you can also use it while keeping your glasses on as well.
The one feature that we loved the most about this binocular is the large aperture because when you are stargazing, there is usually close to no light and this means low definition for your binoculars. However, due to the large aperture, you’ll be able to get a high definition view of the stars with low lighting. Another feature that we liked about this binocular is the tripod support. As holding this binocular for a long period will make your arm fatigue because of the size and weight, using a tripod is optimal and this binocular supports that.
The quality of this binocular isn’t that great, but if you use it with a tripod stand and you don’t drop it or scratch it accidently, you should be able to use this binocular for a long time. However, the quality on the focus knob and in the tripod adapter is still quite decent, so if you are going to be stargazing with this binocular, you shouldn’t have an issue with the quality of the binoculars.
The price of this product isn’t expensive, but rather affordable. It’s cheaper than most products making it a good buy for those on a tight budget. Although this product isn’t recommended if you have a higher budget, it is still a good decision if you can’t afford any of the other products in this list. This is because the quality of this binocular isn’t that great, but is quite decent when compared to other products in this price range. Overall, we recommend this product because of its high magnification, tripod feature, and eyeglass compatibility if you cannot afford any of the other products.
If you wear glasses, then using a simple binocular won’t cut it as it is both uncomfortable for your glasses and your eyes. Luckily, you can use a binocular for eyeglass wearers for your next trip, as it has features that will allow you to use binoculars just like everyone else without the uncomfortable aspects. If you are having a hard time choosing a product, then we recommend that you pick one of the recommendations above based on the budget as they were the ones we chose over the many available based on our strict criteria.