Euphoria Photography - Isle of Skye Wedding Photography, in the Highlands and Islands and throughout Scotland

Vision Tips For Photographers
03 May 2020
Isle of Skye Wedding Photographer Photo
All photographers, unless using creative blur, want blisteringly sharp images.  But, what happens when the photographer needs vision correction?  Do they wear spectacles or choose from the array of contact lenses?  Can they possibly achieve the blisteringly sharp vision they look for in their photographs?
Most experts agree that spectacles provide a higher degree of sharpness.  For some photographers, wearing spectacles presents no problems but for many, spectacles brings troublesome issues.  For photographers working out of doors, in all weathers, spectacles can become a nuisance, even a hazard - misting up or falling off as you climb over uneven surfaces in the rain, colliding with the viewfinder.
It would be extremely difficult for the Euphoria team to work successfully wearing glasses.  We are familiar with vision correction for myopia and for presbyopia.  After much research, our choice for myopia would be orthokeratology.  This process involves having hard contact lenses specifically designed.  These lenses are worn only at night, while you sleep, and they reshape the cornea to allow vision correction.  Done correctly, no spectacles are needed during the day!  The photographer is free to work, in any conditions, all day, with good, clear vision.  It is important to be scrupulous with lens cleaning to prevent infections.  One brand of orthorkeratology lenses is made here, in Scotland!
Presbyopia is the unhappy surprise for those who have had great vision all their adult life and it becomes apparent around age 47.  There are several contact lens options available for photographers.  One is monovision; where one eye is corrected to near distance and the other (the dominant eye) to far distance.  Done correctly, this gives good, clear vision.  As the condition progresses, it may be necessary to wear a multifocal lens in one or both eyes to allow reading and distance correction.  These lenses can cause a slight loss of clarity at the far ends of vision.  Some soft contact lenses can be worn continuously for periods.  They can, however, be subject to protein deposits, adhering to their surface, creating a blurred effect.  We have found, having tried many brands, that the best lenses to prevent protein build-up, provide the sharpest vision at all distances and truly feel like your own eyes are the specially designed Menicon Miru.
Obviously, you will need to research which lenses would best suit your needs as a photographer.  If you would like any further information, from our own experiences, feel free to get in touch.
Happy photographing!


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