I used to take off my glasses when I was transplanting piles of tiny seedlings. These were so tiny they make grafting age larva, look like telephone poles. That was back when I was 40 y.o. or younger. Then I got older, and I also developed a desire to graft and grow cultured queens.
Taking off my glasses is no longer a helpful maneuver. I've tried using those large magnifiers with illumination by flourescent lights, and just about every other type of magnifying device, designed to assist in these types of endeavors.
Presently, my favorite visual assistance device is to place a pair of reading glasses, over my prescription glasses. Though this looks odd, for me, it has been the most efficient and effective way to see what I'm doing while I'm grafting.