A monocular is a modified refracting telescope used to magnify the images of distant objects by passing light through a series of lenses and usually prisms, the application of prisms resulting in a lightweight, compact telescope. The typical volume and weight of a monocular are less than half of a pair of binoculars having similar optical properties, making a monocular easier to carry, and also proportionally less expensive. This is due to the fact that monoculars typically only have half the optics of binoculars, as they only process 1 image as opposed to 2. It produces 2-dimensional images, while binoculars add the perception of depth (3 dimensions), assuming one has normal binocular vision.
Monoculars are ideally suited to those with vision in only one eye, or where compactness and low weight are important (e.g. hiking). It is also sometimes preferred where difficulties occur using both eyes through binoculars because of significant eye variation or poor vision in one eye.
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