That's the problem with 'progress'. All the older 8mm/Hi8 models had eyelevel viewfinders with focus adjustment. I still have my old Sharp 8mm camera and it still works fine.
I have to wear glasses and I can manage distance reasonably well without them but need them for closer/reading purposes. I wear Varifocals for this very reason having had Cataracts removed in both eyes. As the implants don't focus and are set for distance I find Varifocals solve the problem of bridging the distance/close up problem.