I probably buyy a hacksaw and cut them in half.
Anyone want a monocular ?
Actually, I'm intending to get one of those Barr & Stroud Sprite ones to carry around, a bit less bulky than my binoculars.
Your issue is one reason I'd be a bit reluctant to buy online, I did buy a pair of fairly cheap binocs a couple of years ago, and they have an issue where the adjustable eyepiece is slightly out, so in order to get that eyepiece focused, it has to be right at the limit, and that isn't quite far enough.
Couldn't be arsed to send them back, they were only about thirty quid, and are ok for back-up.
It might well be yours are faulty, so you could return them, or just send them back, saying you just can't get on with them.