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Progessive glasses - ugh!

dealgate 6,368 1,085 August 21, 2015 at 02:46 PM
OK - I just got my first pair of progressive lenses. Before i just wore single vision mostly for reading although I would leave them on much of the day. My doc told me I would benefit from some minor distance correction and suggested the progressives. Seems like there is a small sweet spot for using them. Not sure I like them but they say give them a few weeks. Fortunately I also got a single vision pair for computer use only and they are great. I think part of the problem is I have an astigmatism correction which really narrows down the sweet spot. For using these with a computer I have to turn my head as I read.

Anyone else use progressives and can comment?

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i never used progressive. maybe it's defective?

i got a single vision has "Blurry spots", not my first pair, so i know that's not normal. they made a new pair for me.
progressive is harder to make? shit happens, i guess
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If they work properly when you tilt your head, they probably weren't set up properly. There's a part of the eyeglass fitting where they draw a dot on the glasses. They may have gotten that wrong.
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If they work properly when you tilt your head, they probably weren't set up properly. There's a part of the eyeglass fitting where they draw a dot on the glasses. They may have gotten that wrong.
This, it happens as well as a bad refraction, I would go back to the place where you got your glasses and talk to them.
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Apparently this is how progressives are and it take 2-3 weeks to get used to them. I have been wearing them since Friday now and already I am almost used to them. Hopefully in another week I won't even notice.
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I've worn progressives for about 5 years now. It took some time to get used to the first pair, about a week, but once I did I loved them. My second pair have never felt right. I didn't take long to grow accustomed to them but they changed the prescription slightly and I think the first combination was better for me than the second. I was concerned enough about it (since progressives are freaking expensive) that I took them back to see if they were made to spec, and my eye doctor (who wasn't the person who filled the prescription) said they were perfect.

I also have progressive sunglasses so I can read the GPS while I drive, or my book on the beach. As my regular glasses are small frames, and the sunglasses are big frames, I found the sunglasses a lot easier to adapt to - more room for the different functions of the lens.

I've worn glasses in some form or another since I was 9 and have found over the years that frame styles really can affect my comfort level. For example, in the early 80's when glasses had large frames I would always have to get accustomed to weird peripheral distortion. I don't understand people who have many pairs of fashion glasses and change from one to the other depending on wardrobe - my experience is that it always take a few days to complete the transition from one pair of glasses to another.
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I never dealt with them, but I know people who have and there is some special fitting needed as well as adjustment.

They need to be centered correctly on your eye for one. The bigger issue is learning how to tilt your head for every distance you need. This trained skill is something that not everyone would like doing. Lots of people find it annoying to read looking downward and having to tilt their head back slightly to use a computer.

We are kind of fixed on the idea of looking straight at things we want to see rather than focusing at the corner of our eye without turning to look at these things.

This is why I have heard people say that doing the reading lens across the entire bottom piece makes no sense and if you are needing to read more than just a few lines at a time you should just be using reading glasses.
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OK - I just got my first pair of progressive lenses. Before i just wore single vision mostly for reading although I would leave them on much of the day. My doc told me I would benefit from some minor distance correction and suggested the progressives. Seems like there is a small sweet spot for using them. Not sure I like them but they say give them a few weeks. Fortunately I also got a single vision pair for computer use only and they are great. I think part of the problem is I have an astigmatism correction which really narrows down the sweet spot. For using these with a computer I have to turn my head as I read.

Anyone else use progressives and can comment?
I work on a computer 8 to 10 hours a day and wear progressive (polarized and transitional as well on the lens) glasses all day. I don't have to turn my head any certain way to see well with them.

I have heard other people say they had a hard time getting used to theirs. I had no issue adjusting quickly.
I do think a huge factor is the quality of the place you get them from.

There is an eye Dr in MI who is great and attached is their optician/glasses selection area.

They are top notch. Since I have moved to Vegas I had nothing but trouble getting decent glasses...so now I plan my exams and new purchases for when I go back to MI for visits.


They really need to be good at pinpointing just the right level for the change. They also asked questions like..what I do most of the day. When I drove a school bus I am sure the point was different on the lens than it is now that I am at a computer all the time.


*I also have a stigmatism.
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