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#1
It took maybe 4 years to get *fully* used to them, 

Noel, I admire your persistence! Many years ago, I tried progressive
lenses. I did not have the problems you mention, but I found them to
be unsuitable because the only place where everything is truly in
(progressive) focus is down the center of each lens. For my
dissertation, I was skimming large books and discovered that,
instead of being able to move my eyes back and forth, and I had to
keep moving my head back and forth. Things were distorted when I
looked out the sides of my lenses.

So, I have tri-focals, which work just fine for me, so long as I
have reasonably large glasses frames – those little narrow frames
that are/were in fashion are impossible with tri-focals.

I was/am quite near-sighted. I wondered if part of your problems
with the progressive lenses was that you originally were far-sighted.
Just a thought.

Peace,
Judy Bjorkman


#2
instead of being able to move my eyes back and forth, and I had to
keep moving my head back and forth. [snip] I was/am quite
near-sighted. I wondered if part of your problems with the
progressive lenses was that you originally were far-sighted. 

Yes, the necessity of moving head instead of eyes is a serious
annoyance with progressives.

Originally, I was everything sighted-- I saw far better than most
in my youth. Sigh. Now, far is still a lot better than near, like
most people as they age.

Noel


#3
It took maybe 4 years to get *fully* used to them, 

My wife and I needed bifocals at relatively the same time. We both
got progressives. I had no problem from day one she could never get
used to them and had new lenses made with the regular bifocal. And
we are one month and one day apart in ages so some folks just can’t
adjust. She said it was because I was so wild in the 70’s that I was
used to seeing distorted things. Being a wise old married man I just
said, “Yes dear.”

Rick Copeland
Silversmith and Lapidary Artisan
Rocky Mountain Wonders
Colorado Springs, Colorado
rockymountainwonders.com


#4

I couldn’t use progressives at the bench, had to get regular
bifocals and had to have the division line a little HIGHER up. And
worked fine.

David Geller
JewelerProfit
www.JewelerProfit.com


#5

The other thing about progressive lenses is that you can tell your
doctor where you want your primary focus area to be. They have some
sort of “standard” distance, and for me that is too close. I put
30,000 - 40,000 miles per year on my car, and I want my focus to be
on the dashboard gauges… not on a book ! My doctor looked at me a
bit oddly, but complied, and they work just the way I want them to.

I either add an Optivisor, or use the Optivisor alone when doing
close up work.

So figure out where you want your focus to be most of the time, and
get your doctor to write your scrip accordingly.

Beth in SC