If you can get on with the 8x32 Ultravid wearing glasses, you must be near-sighted.Ok, you've got me, Jerry, I'll have to give a pair of these a go...
I've been trialling a pair of 8x56 SLC's to use as my low light binoculars, but we're not getting on too well, mainly due to the lack of intermediate click stops on the eyecups. Yes, I could probably adapt them with o-rings, but I like a glass (especially an expensive one) to work for me straight out of the box, without having to be adapted. That's just me. Extraordinary glass in low light, really, but they've got to go. (I note William Lewis is letting his recently acquired copy go too, which surprised me).
I know eye relief will be tight, but having recently discovered that I can easily use (and see full FOV) an Ultravid 8x32 or Kowa Genesis 8x33 wearing glasses, I'm confident that these should work for me.
The search is on...
I am far-sighted and find even the eye relief of my 8x33 Genesis to be suboptimal.
I can also appreciate your "problem" with the 8x56 SLC. To avoid blackouts wearing glasses I have to extend the eyecups about 2 mm beyond the first stop and guess you would be closer to the second stop. This though is a minor irritation on a binocular that has some qualities unmatched by any other centre focus binocular.
A friend has an 8x42 NL, which is an amazing optical achievement with its wide flat field and ergonomicaly it is also excellent, but if an exchange were on the cards, nothing could persuade me to part with my 8x56 SLC.
PS: Tenex was having problems with blackouts with his 10x56 SLC and I suggested he procure some 8x56 eyecups. These solved the problem. I suppose I could go the other way, but it would then make the 8x56 unusable for anyone without glasses.