Progressive lenses – anybody had experience with them?

posted 2 years ago in Wellness
Post # 2
1829 posts
Buzzing bee

I use them and absolutely love them. They are very similar to bifocals except that there is no distinct line between the 2 lenses. It does take some getting used to but in no time you’ll figure out which part of the lense to look through for what. Generally the top half or so is for distance and the bottom for close up. You just need to figure out where it changes and the distances you need each half for. 

  • This reply was modified 2 years, 1 month ago by  BaxterBride.
Post # 3
1329 posts
Bumble bee

It really depends on the prescription. Ask the doctor outright why she feels they’d be to your advantage. DH has and loves them, for me they were terrible.

Post # 4
65 posts
Worker bee

I tried regular bifocals and hated them! It was like being in a bad movie theater. I could not imagine my world being divided in half like that forever! I love my progressives. I have a very strong prescription. I really dont notice them. I get a relatively small lens and frame so there is not a lot of distortion. 

Post # 5
42101 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I have had progressive lenses for years. the first set took a bit of getting used to- especially going down stairs. If you look through the wrong part of the lens, you can feel a bit dizzy. The reason I chose them initially was that I needed glasses to read, but I worked in the ER and I knew if I just had reading glasses, I woud be taking them on and off, puttting them down and forgetting where I left them. With progressive lenses, I wear them al the time.

Post # 6
5812 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

Carolsays:  Worst part was it limits the size of the frame you can pick, especially in the beginning when you are just getting used to them. But I really like mine, even though I sometimes forget I’m wearing them and squint at things for waaaay too long LOL

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