Originally Posted by tehlump
I have a very strong prescription, it required me to wear very small glasses to keep them from being 2 inches thick on the edges! The problem was that due to the amount of correction needed I ended up seeing everything very much smaller than what they really were. Contacts help me see everything at the correct size, I noticed that now I can more easily see the plane's orientation, I had a lot of trouble with that when I was wearing glasses. Maybe I just need to come up with an automatic eye irrigation system!
Well, I want to say that I have lots of respect to someone like in your condition (Eye Sight) to come clean and realize how important it is to "SEE" your models while they are flying!
I have had someone that my close buddy took under his wing and this fellow just continued crashing and one day he finally said to us that he needed to get new glasses!
My buddy and I gave him the riot act and said that yes he needed to get glasses ASAP because we were flying out of a private location assuming that we all took great care in checking our models the night before (which this guy who needed glasses did not) and that we all needed to check Eye Sight every year to make sure all is okay with being able to control the models we bring out to fly at this location.
Just last week, I had the painful news to this guy that we were not going to meet up with him any longer as a result of him not listening to us and at least getting the needed corrective lenses that he needed. Also, every time we meet up he always had an issue with a model with this or that and it got pretty old and not to mention the crashes and fly away incidents!
I am glad you are taking action on your own for your corrective lenses.