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Thursday, October 23, 2014


A couple of years ago I switched to trifocal progressive lens. Headaches, depth of field issues for first couple of days. I actually stepped off of the second rung on a ladder because it looked like I was on the first rung. It took several months before I completely adjusted to them.
You do have to move your head up and down to make sure your are looking through the correct focal area of the glasses for what task you are doing. It becomes second nature. I just got new glasses a few months ago and stayed with the trifocal progressives...they do help once you are used to them.

Howard, I never got the vision that I wanted with progressive lenses. Unless you look directly at whatever you are doing, it is very difficult to get a clear focus. I finally just went with tri-focals. I get perfect vision... reading, distance and in-between (computer)!!! Hope you get it resolved as blurry vision can sure make things miserable!!!

Howard, I know exactly what you are going through with your progressive lenses.
When I got them they almost drove me crazy...nothing was in focus. I went back to the optical shop just sure my prescription was wrong.
Nope...they told me to put them on first thing in the morning and wear them all day long; do not take them off. Well, by the end of the week I wasn't even aware I was wearing them and EVERYTHING was in focus. It just takes your brain a while to adapt. I've been wearing progressives for 15 years now and I love them. Hang in there!!

Lynda has ALL of my sympathy. I mean ALL of it!

You need to get used to looking thru the correct part of your lenses for the particular distance you are looking.

I have trifocal no line progressive lenses and have had them for years with no problem. The current script isn't perfect since I remove them for closeup / small print but both the Dr & I don't feel that new lenses are worth it at this time.

Hmmm. Of course I have "prepped" before, but never with an RV lavatory. That would put a wrinkle in things. Give Linda my best!

I bought two pairs of progressive lenses, and couldn't get used to either of them. I couldn't stand them long enough and they drove me nuts. I HATED them. I finally went with contact lenses. I have one for my left eye that sees distance and the right eye is for close up. Believe it or not, it was a breeze to get used to. I felt just like I used to when I had good eyes. Maybe worth a try.

Suck it up. You will get used to them and you will come to appreciate what they can for your vision. Or if you so chose you can get two sets and try to remember where you left "the other set".

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