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  1. JonC

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    Ok....so....I have to get these new "progressive" lenses...

    For you young guys, ;bifocals that are not bifocals.

    Is it normal for each eye to see things differently....and use only one little bit of the lens (what about the rest of the lens????). I don't know if I can get used to this. Any suggestions....those who would wear progressive lenses....aka TCassidy....:Laugh.....and me...:Unsure.....:Frown
     
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    It will take a couple of days for your eyes to get accustomed to progressive lenses. The height of the frame is a factor. The bigger the height of the frame the larger the viewing zones of the lenses and the quicker your eyes will adjust.

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    I am starting to appreciate them for distances, but for reading it just seems like it's so narrow a view. I"m wearing them constantly to see if I can get used to them. Getting old sucks....can we say sucks?
     
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    Yeah, you're going to have to hold your book (phone, tablet, magazine) lower than you usually do to read. Or else tilt your head slightly. Are you having trouble reading your computer monitor?

    How tall are your frames? I like my frames to be at least 32mm high. You get a bigger reading area in the lens.

    When I first got progressives the thing that really bugged me was the illusion that vertical lines, like the edge of a door, were curved. Another thing that freaked me out was looking at my feet while walking down stairs.

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    I have noticed by biggest issue to be using a computer monitor. Sometimes it seems I have to lean back to see. But I am tall (I don't know how tall my frames are...but they are not small frames). I think I may just have to wear these for awhile and get used to them. What surprised me was the small space for reading (I anticipated a section for reading and a section for long distance). I'm going to give it a couple of weeks and then if I can't "get it" I'll make sure that they are correct.
     
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    Yeah, give it 3-4 days. You should get acclimated to them.

    Here is a diagram of a typical progressive lens. You can have those areas adjusted in size by buying different brands/models of lenses.

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    I think it's the left to right thing that's getting me. I don't know if it's by design or if the distances simply change, but I'm getting the hang of it....I think.
     
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    i received progressives (at the extreme urging of my wife) from the VA several months ago -
    They are much better then bi-focals. Did take some time getting used to them, but getting better all the time. However, on my computer, while reading, and using the cash register, at work , I still use my reading glasses.
     
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    I didn't know that the VA provided glasses.

    I'm getting used to these things, but they don't work well for the computer. I guess it's because the screen is not at a normal reading level as if I were reading a book.
     
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    Glasses are proved to vets with with a 20% or more disability rating.
     
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    Yea.....suck it up Nancy! :)
     
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    Wow....I have a 90% rating and wish I knew that.
     
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    :Laugh....I'm just not used to this getting old thing yet. It'll take me awhile.
     
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    Take a look at the diagram of the progressive legs again. The reason why it's hard to see the computer screen is because in order for it to be in focus you are using the intermediate portion of the lens which is a very small area.

    Your opthalmologist can give you a prescription for "computer glasses" which are progressives that focus on intermediate and close up objects, but are mostly useless for distances beyond 10 feet. These "computer glasses" are great for reading or computer use.

    Can you read your computer monitor without glasses? This was my technique for a while--wear glasses for distances, remove them for the computer--until my eyes changed, and I needed new glasses.

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    Glasses are expensive. I buy mine online. My last set of progressives were $68. www.zennioptical.com

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    Progressive legs? LOL! Obviously I meant 'lens'. Tablet keyboard strikes again!
     
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    Do what my brother does.....exercise your arse off. Its painful & time consuming but a great stress reducer & it slows down your aging metabolism..... (Somewhat) LOL!
     
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    I've found that bacon tastes better than skinny feels.
     
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    Ohhhh......you must be married! For me its cheese (sub the bacon) LOL
     
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