5 Tips to Become a Pro Monocular User

 Seago compass monocular1. 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.

  • A. Night Vision Monocular – This type is particularly famous in the military. It’s useful for people who want to do a lot of viewing in situations where the weather makes the environment unclear. It’s also suitable when there isn’t enough light around. There are monoculars that come with an infrared illuminator that makes your monocular useful even when the light is almost nonexistent.
  • B. Zoom Monocular – This type doesn’t offer fixed magnification. Instead, it allows you to zoom in and focus on the object you’re viewing. This type is commonly used in sports events and nature study. Even so, it will require you to patiently wait before it can focus the object clearly.
  • C. Waterproof Monocular – This is one popular monocular type. It allows you to use it underwater because it’s secured and filled with dry inert gas. It’s useful when you’re viewing in a moist or warm condition.
  • D. Rubber-Coated Monocular – A monocular that has rubber coating is easy to handle and focus. It’s perfect for people who are wearing protective gloves while viewing.

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:

  • A. Protect it from moist and rain. Unless it’s waterproof, you must always keep it in a secure pouch.
  • B. Use the lens cap when it’s not in use. This will keep the lens protected.
  • C. Use the strap to lessen the chances of dropping the monocular.
  • D. Keep it clean by using a soft cloth.

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.