Brian Hardy is a keen model ship builder. He has been making scale models of sailing ships for over 20 years, including the Cutty Sark, 2 previous HMS Victories and George III’s royal yacht. The longest build took Brian 7 years to complete. He is 3 years into his latest Victory model and hopes to have it completed within the next 9 months. At his recent eye examination, Brian mentioned his need for a stronger pair of close vision spectacles, to help with the fine detail required in completing the rigging and intricate finishing. Having made up a specialist short range pair Brian kindly invited me to see how the Victory was progressing and to check out his new glasses. “It would be impossible to finish her off without the improved focus I am getting with the new glasses, I can now see everything at a much shorter range”, said Brian.