1. Know the different types of monoculars. You cannot be called a pro if you don’t even know the special types of monoculars. Let me save you some time of research by giving them to you on a silver platter.
2. Use your eye that has a stronger vision. Before you can apply this tip, you must first identify which of your eyes has a stronger vision. You can ask your ophthalmologist about this. Take note that a monocular only has a single lens. In order to observe your target further and to avoid vision discomfort, you should always use your eye with the stronger vision. Of course, you won’t have a problem using any of your eyes if their visions are the same. If you’re wearing glasses, you don’t have to worry, you can wear the monocular over them.
3. Don’t be afraid to adjust. If you’re uncomfortable, adjust your monocular lens. If your eyes are becoming painful, stop and readjust. Listen to your eyes and don’t ignore what they’re trying to tell you.
4. Target properly. A monocular can view both moving and stationary objects. With a monocular, you must first look at your target with your naked eye before you use the monocular. You may find it awkward to use only one eye, but trust me, it has an advantage. Imagine you’re looking at a bald eagle flying in the sky then you suddenly lost it, you can always use the other eye to locate the eagle and then use the monocular again. When you’re tracing, don’t forget to stay still. Any movement can make it harder for you.
5. Take care of it. Though a monocular is cheap and compact, it doesn’t mean you shouldn’t maintain it. In order to maximize its use, you should learn how to take good care of it. A pro monocular user will do the following:
If you’re looking to buy a monocular, we highly recommend that you read our monocular buying guide found here. We aslo wrote a guide specifically about night vision monoculars that can be found here.