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I need progressives, but just cannot adjust. I tried for a couple of weeks… nearly crashed my car. Eek


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Be patient, do not switch back and forth with your old glasses (your brain needs to be trained in on these new lenses), follow your nose, and buy the best progressive lenses you can afford (in the case of good, better, best, don’t do good). That will give you the widest lateral range of vision, and more vertical room for your eyes to transition between near and far as you require it.


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I've used progressives for 10+ years now.

I won't have any other lenses.

I have them move the prescription up on one lens to level with the sights on my pistol.


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It depends on your level of vision deficiency and what you need to look at the most. I tried some c. 2006. I got used to everything looking like a house of mirrors after about a week, about which I was told beforehand. The problem I had was that much of my work requires looking up at close objects. I can't, for example, tilt my head back far enough when it is already half wedged between a frame and fuel tank, or under a dashboard. Since my only real vision problem is with objects closer than ~12-14 inches, I gave up and went to cheap readers from the dollar store … and continually misplace or break them. This is not to say they won't work for you.
 
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Be patient, do not switch back and forth with your old glasses (your brain needs to be trained in on these new lenses), follow your nose, and buy the best progressive lenses you can afford (in the case of good, better, best, don’t do good). That will give you the widest lateral range of vision, and more vertical room for your eyes to transition between near and far as you require it.


This is my issue. I’m trying the progressives but only when not at work. At work I am still using my nonprogressives in the event someone punches me. Lol

I guess I should just buy a cheap pair of progressives for work. But zenni won’t accept my progressives prescription. Oakley did.



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Brad ,
That's what I call an epiphany.

Bonnie has sworn by the use of progressive lenses for fifteen years.
And then there is me.

No one has ever convinced me ,
I couldn't achieve success for all the tripping and dizziness.

But you young man
Have offered a perspective that has me interested in progressive lenses.
Thanks





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So much already posted that I can relate to. I've been wearing progressives for about 10 years. My first pair had such a small sweet spot I couldn't read the computer screen without turning my head back and forth. I'd get maybe two or three words in focus and nothing else. A different optometrist made me happy with a pair. I just got a new prescription and couldn't wear my new glasses for more than 10 minutes. Looking around my office everything was going in and out of focus. The optometrist made several adjustments to the frames and made them world's better. The progressive sunglasses though...not so good for driving. I turn my head to check for oncoming traffic before making a turn and things get all blurry again because my eyes are looking out the sides of the lenses.
 
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I wear progressives… But I’ve changed to what they call work safe, grind pattern on the lens… It allows me to see medium and very close up without having to look through the bottom of my lenses. Not so good for distance, but I don’t need glasses for distance.

Works great for reading, pistol sights as well as up close and detailed work.

Looks similar to what someone posted earlier for a computer classes grind.

I would never go back to a regular, linear progression.





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Originally posted by dry-fly:
I need progressives, but just cannot adjust. I tried for a couple of weeks… nearly crashed my car. Eek


Similar to my experiences and my wife's were even worse. We could not adapt to them.

We went with Monovision that was recommended to us by our Optometrist. Best thing we ever did. No problems reading anything from close up to distance, no tripping over curbs, nothing. And it's also substantially cheaper than progressives.

We've both been doing it for around 30 years at this point, perhaps a bit more.
 
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One last comment on this: be honest with your optician. If you/normally slouch, when they measure, slouch. If you intend to use them for one thing more than you use it for anything else, let them know. Then they can maximize your benefit i.e. (for example, similar measurements to a computer lens) but depending on what you mostly use them for. So if you play violin maybe you want a dedicated pair, or maybe they’ll set you up with a multi focal that tends towards a near distance. TALK to them. Most just say “I want to use them for everything”, and don’t mention their hobbies or that they intend to work all day on a computer. These tidbits help an O.D./optician help you!


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One last comment on this: be honest with your optician. If you/normally slouch, when they measure, slouch. If you intend to use them for one thing more than you use it for anything else, let them know. Then they can maximize your benefit i.e. (for example, similar measurements to a computer lens) but depending on what you mostly use them for. So if you play violin maybe you want a dedicated pair, or maybe they’ll set you up with a multi focal that tends towards a near distance. TALK to them. Most just say “I want to use them for everything”, and don’t mention their hobbies or that they intend to work all day on a computer. These tidbits help an O.D./optician help you!


This is great advice.

This is how I got to the grind that I used today.

I held my hands from my face in the two critical distances I need to see at, and explained to the doctor what I needed for performance and he said no problem.

As a competitive shooter, certain things work and others don’t. As a knifemaker when doing stuff like file-work, I need to be able to see within a few inches.

He whipped out a piece of paper to demo the pattern for me, explaining what the issues were and I’m all set now.





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I recommend Progressives with the best lens available. I found them to be essilor varilux. Ise a reputable optician, imo. I requested my optician to find a lens with the largest reading area. Expensive but worth it. Frames are silhouettes which are very light. My glasses are so natural feeling so that it’s almost like no glasses at all except I can see clearly. If you don’t like them after a day or two take them back and try again.
 
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They said there’s no downside to progressives

I found that what happened was that, no matter what I wanted to look at, only a fairly thin horizontal strip of glass surface had it in focus.

I generally want a fairly big area in focus, so I never did that again. It was a particular pain for me trying to look through a camera viewfinder, but it was also annoying 24x7. That said, if I did a lot of spaghetti inspection in a factory where they stored it horizontally, it would have been no problem. Wink

I'm picky though. For example, I let my optician exactly how high up the lens I want the near/far bifocal line (one height for everyday glasses, a lower height for driving glasses so that everything above the dashboard instruments uses the distance prescription.)
 
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Trifocals worked for me for years. I loved them. Tried progressives and the narrowed vision drove me nuts. Middle lens was for computer distance and front sights.

Reading part of lenses at bottom was largest available. Middle and bottom lenses were oriented a little higher than normal. My work was reading and computer intense.

I recently had cataract surgery and chose the far sighted option requiring readers for up close.

I miss the tri-focals.
 
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Eye doctor convinced me to go with progressive



Thought you were talking about car insurance
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Now I thought you moved over to the dark side Big Grin


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Bifocals once.

Progressives forever.


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Took me a couple of days to get used to them and then I adusted. You do need a good Optician to measure and quality Lab to make them correctly.




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Anyone not happy with progressives? This will be my first pair of multi focal lenses.
The first pair I got they goofed on the line where the pupil is and I had to tip my head down to read street signs out of the very top of the lens. Didn’t go further than around the block before taking them back and saying “Something isn’t right here.” They redid the lenses correctly and I’ve never looked back. No issues, no problems, wear them all the time.
 
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