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 Post subject: Just picked up progressive lens glasses
PostPosted: Mon Aug 15, 2011 2:41 pm 
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I tried contacts and glasses in my 20's, but I was able to go without anything for several years, after I became a stay-at-home mom. One eye is good for distance, one for reading. At 48, however, time is catching up with me.

I understand there's an adjustment period. Wish me luck!

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 Post subject: Re: Just picked up progressive lens glasses
PostPosted: Mon Aug 15, 2011 6:17 pm 
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I have had them since I was 38. I love them since I too have one eye that is near sighted, and the other is far sighted. You will get use to them. But if you get headaches, go back to your eye doctor.
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 Post subject: Re: Just picked up progressive lens glasses
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It took me a bit to adjust to mine, but I don't even notice any longer unless I'm thinking about (like right now :roll:).

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 Post subject: Re: Just picked up progressive lens glasses
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Some people have bifocal vision. If you do, you can go longer without having to wear glasses (or at least without having to wear bifocals). I was diagnosed with it in my 30's and I'm only just now having vision problems.

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 Post subject: Re: Just picked up progressive lens glasses
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I am not adjusting well to these glasses.

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 Post subject: Re: Just picked up progressive lens glasses
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That would hurt my back.

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 Post subject: Re: Just picked up progressive lens glasses
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Haha.

Really, though, I don't like these. I think I've given them chance enough. I want to trade them in.

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 Post subject: Re: Just picked up progressive lens glasses
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It took me upwards of a month to get used to my first pair of progressives. They still bother me if I'm doing something like walking through the woods where I'm glancing up and down a lot, but other than that, they don't bother me.

When I first got them, though, they drove me nuts. I felt just like you do---that I'd never get used to them. Eventually I did, though. The main thing that bothered me was if I was sitting at a desk or table and turned my head, the edge of the desk would ripple, like it was scalloped. Really distracting.

Give them time. If you've never had them before, it takes a while for your eyes to adjust to them. :)


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 Post subject: Re: Just picked up progressive lens glasses
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I still have them. I don't wear them 'round the clock, but I'll be keeping them.

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 Post subject: Re: Just picked up progressive lens glasses
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And it's critical that they sit on your face correctly, as in lined up properly.

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 Post subject: Re: Just picked up progressive lens glasses
PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2012 12:49 pm 
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My lenses were about as small as you should comfortably go with progressives, so I don't have a lot to work with. I still have them and use them, but not daily. I ended up going back for a distance pair and a reading pair. I know, I know: $$$$$. I figured that maybe I'd return the progressives (which Sam's gives you up to a year to do). I just couldn't part with them, though. I think they come in handy, like at Mass (need to see the altar, yet need to be able to read), or if I have the TV on while doing things close up, like filing my nails, etc. But overall, they drive me nuts.

So what I have now is a pair of distance glasses in my car, and a pair of reading glasses on my coffee table, and the progressives stay in my purse for anytime. They each do their job perfectly, and I don't want to part with any of them.

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 Post subject: Re: Just picked up progressive lens glasses
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MySweetLord wrote:
My lenses were about as small as you should comfortably go with progressives, so I don't have a lot to work with. I still have them and use them, but not daily. I ended up going back for a distance pair and a reading pair. I know, I know: $$$$$. I figured that maybe I'd return the progressives (which Sam's gives you up to a year to do). I just couldn't part with them, though. I think they come in handy, like at Mass (need to see the altar, yet need to be able to read), or if I have the TV on while doing things close up, like filing my nails, etc. But overall, they drive me nuts.

So what I have now is a pair of distance glasses in my car, and a pair of reading glasses on my coffee table, and the progressives stay in my purse for anytime. They each do their job perfectly, and I don't want to part with any of them.


I have had very small frames like that with progressives and they took forever to get used to, never were exactly right.

This time, went with larger frames and they are soooo much better!

In order to get used to progressives, the rule is to wear them all the time and not switch for the first 2 weeks.

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 Post subject: Re: Just picked up progressive lens glasses
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I can't wear large frames because I have a small face, and large frames make me look like Atom Ant.

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 Post subject: Re: Just picked up progressive lens glasses
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When I first got bifocals, I got the regular lined ones, and nearly killed myself tripping over things. I didn't have any problems with my progressive lenses. I have to wear my glasses all the time, so maybe that helped with the adjustment.

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 Post subject: Re: Just picked up progressive lens glasses
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Are you going to turn progressive now, then? :shock:

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 Post subject: Re: Just picked up progressive lens glasses
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I never have adjusted to my progressive lenses. I've been wearing them since I was in my late 30s, and I'm in my 50s now. I've gotten a new pair every year, and had countless adjustments made. I just can't adapt. I finally got a pair of single vision glasses to wear while riding my horse, and I liked them so much that I wear them all the time now except for when I do close work, when I wear reading glasses. It's a pain having to switch all the time, but the progressives made me queasy and unsteady - I even had a couple of bad falls while wearing them.

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 Post subject: Re: Just picked up progressive lens glasses
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Out Riding Fences wrote:
I never have adjusted to my progressive lenses. I've been wearing them since I was in my late 30s, and I'm in my 50s now. I've gotten a new pair every year, and had countless adjustments made. I just can't adapt. I finally got a pair of single vision glasses to wear while riding my horse, and I liked them so much that I wear them all the time now except for when I do close work, when I wear reading glasses. It's a pain having to switch all the time, but the progressives made me queasy and unsteady - I even had a couple of bad falls while wearing them.

I'm still glad that I have all three pairs: single-vision for reading, single-vision for distance, and the progressives. I use all three of them as needed. It was costly, but worth it.

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 Post subject: Re: Just picked up progressive lens glasses
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I guess I'll need some soon. My regular pair is not too bad, but when I wear contacts (which I wear when I go running) I have the hardest time reading anything unless my arm is a few feet from my face.


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 Post subject: Re: Just picked up progressive lens glasses
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I recently got my first pair of bifocals/progressive lenses. I haven't had a lot of problems adjusting, but I think the prescription is out of whack. Small print that's at arms length looks crisper, but I have to take off my glasses to small print when it's up close to my face. I thought that's what these glasses were supposed to make better . . . :scratch:.

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 Post subject: Re: Just picked up progressive lens glasses
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="MySweetLord"]I tried contacts and glasses in my 20's, but I was able to go without anything for several years, after I became a stay-at-home mom. One eye is good for distance, one for reading. At 48, however, time is catching up with me
I understand there's an adjustment period. Wish me luck!


I'm sure its just me; but I'm 68 and been wearing them for "ever" [maybe even longer than that.] And I'm still adjusting. :pray:

hang in there ::):

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