What Is Eye Relief

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Here’s a helpful 3-minute video from Eagle Optics about eye relief and binoculars. The illustration explains how and why to adjust the eye cups of binoculars for eye relief. The distance between your eyes and binocular lens matters. It’s important because the fixed distance can vary and be too little or too much for a good viewing experience.

With a clear illustration the speaker explains how to adjust the eye cups of binoculars to accommodate your eyes with or without eyeglasses.

This video is short and to the point so watch it more than once to understand how to get the best viewing experience.

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  1. Bill Nilsen says:

    I wonder if anyone here has found a way of coping with lower back pain while standing and looking through their binoculars. I cannot look for more than a few minutes before I have to put my arms down and rest my back.

    • Katie says:

      Hi Bill,
      Sorry I missed seeing your comment. I feel your pain and I have balance issues so I can’t stand for long either. I use a lawn chair with my binocs on a tripod and that seems to help. Also if there’s a table or picnic table where I’m viewing I put my elbows on the table and hold the binocs and that helps. If we’re at a star party I use 10×50 on a small tripod on a table or we have a parallelogram I can use while sitting on a chair. Here’s a link that describes a parallelogram in case you’re interested. The article Binocular Accessories in in the Stargazing section. https://www.bringbinoculars.com/using-binocs/binocular-accessories
      So nice to hear from you. Katie

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