Post # 1
Eye doc said progressive lenses are an alternative to bifocals. She made them sound good, but my husband said when he tried them, he was always moving his head in a circle trying to find the right part of the lense. Anyone had experience, good or bad? Doc’s office also sells the glasses, so I didn’t know if she was just pushing me toward something more expensive.
This topic was modified 2 years, 7 months ago by Carolsays.
Post # 2
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.
Post # 3
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
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
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
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