View Full Version : Anyone else wear glasses?
01-22-2008, 02:12 PM
I am near sighted and after knitting a couple of hours, my vision is blurred. Anyone have any tips on avoiding this?
01-22-2008, 02:15 PM
I found that I have trouble with darker colours. I am fine knitting so long as the colour is medium or light. Take a break once an hour for five minutes, to give your eyes a break from the strain. That's what I do!
01-22-2008, 02:18 PM
I wear glasses. I just got them about 3 months ago and I tell ya, the no more headache thing is wonderful.
I had to break down though and get the no line bifocals, as I couldn't focus on anything that was that small, it was just a fuzzy mess. (I sew, and I couldn't get the darn needles threaded). I'm not farsighted either.
01-22-2008, 03:16 PM
I'm nearsighted, so I simply take my glasses off to knit (or do anything closer than a computer screen, really).
I second frequent breaks, looking far away (I try to look out the front window, way outside away).
01-22-2008, 03:28 PM
I was also going to suggest knitting without your glasses. If you're near-sighted, you may not need them for close work like knitting.
(You know you're a knitter when you type "knear-sighted" and it takes you a minute to figure out why it looks wrong...)
01-22-2008, 03:31 PM
i generally don't wear my glasses while knitting because my eyes aren't that bad but generally when I get to a point that i can't focus that well its cos my eyes are tired. I suggest having a break every hour or so and make sure you have enough light so you don't have to strain to look at it.
01-22-2008, 04:27 PM
Also make sure you have enough light, especially if you're working with dark yarn.
01-22-2008, 04:33 PM
Whether I'm knitting or reading I cannot look from my knitting to the TV or hubby without things getting blury. Many times I will take my glasses off for knitting as long as I have good light and don't want to see what else is going on around me.
01-22-2008, 05:26 PM
I've gotten to the point I can't even see my fingers without glasses. I don't generally get more than an hour uninterrupted knitting time so haven't experienced headaches from knitting.
I would say just take a break every now and then, get up move around do a little something else and then go back to it.
01-22-2008, 06:05 PM
I'm severely farsighted with a lazy eye (Hooray. No lasik can help me! :lol:), and I know what you mean. I get headaches and blurry vision if I knit for too long. I try to take a break every hour or so, and I also try knitting with my needles at different distances from my eyes. So I'll knit closer to my face for a few minutes, then farther from my face for a few minutes, you get the idea. Even just a few inches difference seems to help. So maybe just take your normal, comfortable knitting position and add or subtract a couple of inches from that periodically.
01-22-2008, 06:40 PM
Okay, I will try no glasses while knitting. I'll see how that works. Thanks you guys!!