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Re: Which Type of Eye Glasses You Wear? [Re: Gebo] #5378939 03/17/20 07:01 PM
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I have progressive bifocals and the time it take to adjust to them depends on the difference in strength between the close and far distance focus. The thing I don't like about progressives is that the amount of of distance that the transition takes. I estimate that I loose 20% of the eye glass lens when going from the close to the distance portion of the lens. I the future I will certainly carefully check out the lined bifocal. The progressive is mostly for the ego minded who don't want to be classified as old people.JMO Ed


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Re: Which Type of Eye Glasses You Wear? [Re: Gebo] #5378941 03/17/20 07:02 PM
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Tried something called workspace progressive from Lenscrafters not too long ago. I mainly use them for looking at a computer monitor. After a week, I still hated them. My problem was that the area in focus was rather small - only the center. If I shifted my eyeballs just a little to the left or to the right or up or down, the text on the monitor would become blurry, so basically only the center of the monitor was sharp. I returned them and went back to my old single lens glasses which don't have that problem.


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Re: Which Type of Eye Glasses You Wear? [Re: Gebo] #5378944 03/17/20 07:10 PM
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I will be 46 this year. I just got a set of x1.25 reading glasses.

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troubleshoot a fault with a print. Neither of us could read the print. We had to go find a 22 year old sailor who could read it to us.
We both went and got readers, but not before we took a verbal beating from this kid. It was pretty funny.


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Re: Which Type of Eye Glasses You Wear? [Re: Quattro Pete] #5378945 03/17/20 07:12 PM
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Originally Posted by Quattro Pete
Tried something called workspace progressive from Lenscrafters not too long ago. I mainly use them for looking at a computer monitor. After a week, I still hated them. My problem was that the area in focus was rather small - only the center. If I shifted my eyeballs just a little to the left or to the right or up or down, the text on the monitor would become blurry, so basically only the center of the monitor was sharp. I returned them and went back to my old single lens glasses which don't have that problem.




That is what I experienced.


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Re: Which Type of Eye Glasses You Wear? [Re: Gebo] #5378951 03/17/20 07:21 PM
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Single vision for now, maybe bifocal in 20 years.

I like mine as light as possible, high index lens plus lightest frame at affordable price. I keep my frame for 5-10 years.


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Re: Which Type of Eye Glasses You Wear? [Re: Gebo] #5378966 03/17/20 07:42 PM
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My first pair of glasses were progressives 16 years ago. I had been using Costco for the first 10 years and am now having better luck getting them at Walmart. They cost a little more but the eye Dr there gets my RX a lot better. They also have a better choice on frames.


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Re: Which Type of Eye Glasses You Wear? [Re: Gebo] #5378974 03/17/20 07:45 PM
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*I wear progressives - the biggest issue is making sure you get measured properly for where your eyes will look through the lenses : Too high or low will drive you crazy tilting your head up or down to see properly ! I have had to request the fitter send back lenses before that were not measuresd / cut properly ...
Originally Posted by Gebo
Do you have bifocals or progressive lens in your glasses? I had to get glasses and they talked me into getting the progressive lens and told me it would take a few days to get used to them. I tried them a week and went back and got the bifocals on Monday.

I talked to the furnace repair man yesterday and he said it took him 2 months to get used to the progressive lens.

I am wondering if I didn't give the progressive lens enough time?


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Re: Which Type of Eye Glasses You Wear? [Re: Gebo] #5378992 03/17/20 08:01 PM
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Progressives for me. I've had them for over 20 years, and if there was an adjustment period it must have been incredibly short....I don't remember one at all. I'm at +2.25 diopter.
So a few people have touched on very good points. With progressives lenses, you get that intermediate focus for things like your DASHBOARD or computer screen. Sure, you may have to move your head around a bit to find the right spots, but eventually it comes natural.
You CAN'T do that with regular bifocals. Your vision is either right or wrong, there's a cutoff line, it's either on or off, no in-between.
If you start out with regular bifocals (with the line) it will make it MUCH more difficult to adjust to progressives. Don't make that mistake.

It is important to get good lenses, and not to go too small as others have pointed out. Mine are Varilux, with the Crizal coating system. This minimizes rearward reflections and helps with light transmission.

I also prefer the Men's metal frames with a rimless bottom edge. These typically allow for a bigger bifocal area and seem to work much better that a lower frame.

I regret that the Japanese company (Marchon, I think) quit making the FLEXON frame. This was flexible titanium/nickle alloy. A metal frame that you could twist into a knot without breaking! Incredible! I've had two pair that I now use for sunglass frames that are 40 YEARS OLD! No tarnish, nothing! No wonder they sold the name, but the new versions are not the same quality.

Re: Which Type of Eye Glasses You Wear? [Re: Gebo] #5378999 03/17/20 08:09 PM
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I've been wearing progressives for 20 years. They are OK, but not great. Your exact Rx has a big effect on how much you will like them.

This is a good video about the good/bad/ugly of progressive lenses.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B3I57YY0vnk



Re: Which Type of Eye Glasses You Wear? [Re: Gebo] #5379024 03/17/20 08:29 PM
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I have high index (1.74) progressives with the reading area moved to the very bottom... a big improvement over the thicker 1.67 progressives I had prior to these. I use a large (40") 4K monitor that I use that is around 3 ft away at my desk...not really reading distance. I also have set of single vision wrap around sports frames which are great for outdoor and racquet activities. They provide a lot better depth perception and are polycarbonate for impact protection.

Re: Which Type of Eye Glasses You Wear? [Re: SubLGT] #5379025 03/17/20 08:29 PM
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Originally Posted by SubLGT
This is a good video about the good/bad/ugly of progressive lenses.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B3I57YY0vnk

Thanks for that video. No wonder they were just not a good fit for me for sitting in front of a computer screen for 10 hours a day.


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Re: Which Type of Eye Glasses You Wear? [Re: Gebo] #5379077 03/17/20 09:28 PM
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I’ve never had regular bifocals. When I had to add close vision I just went ahead and got progressives, so I don’t know how long it takes to switch. I recall it took me a little while to get used to my new glasses, so maybe you didn’t give them enough time.

Re: Which Type of Eye Glasses You Wear? [Re: Gebo] #5379145 03/17/20 10:48 PM
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I have my first pair of bifocals on order. A discussion with the optician helped me decide that they are right for my work and vision. I’ve worn single vision for 18 years for nearsightedness but now my very near vision is getting worse.


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Re: Which Type of Eye Glasses You Wear? [Re: Gebo] #5379312 03/18/20 08:13 AM
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!5 yrs of bifocals. Never great. Went back to single lenses for distance. If I want to read I take 'em off grin2


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Re: Which Type of Eye Glasses You Wear? [Re: Gebo] #5379337 03/18/20 08:36 AM
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I have the ubiquitous aged related presbyopia, but 20-20 distance vision. I'm still with the weakest drugstore 15 buck readers.

If need to do precision close work i have some strong readers for focusing at 6 "

I'm not going to the optometrist for a normal vision change and $200 glasses that are barely better than the 15 dollar stuff.

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