Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Adapting to Progressive lenses

Adapting to Progressive lenses & what are those marks on the lens

People ask all the time how long does it take to get use to their new lenses,
here is a video to explain a few things about adapting to progressive lenses

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  3. Hi Ben,

    Nice to find you on the web... I just got my first pair of progressives and I HATE them with a passion... I'm so used to my trifocals (over a decade with them) and bifocals before them. These things have less than a magazine column clear reading vision... the edges are blurry and it's awful to try to read with them.

    To add to the problem, I'm in Mexico and the opthalmologist who did my exam and sold me my new glasses said they don't make trifocals in Mexico (is he telling the truth? I don't know) and said if I can't get used to them in a couple of weeks, he will remake them into Bifocals -- well, I need that intermediate vision that the trifocal lens provides but don't want to keep an expensive pair of glasses I can't even see properly with. I'm sooooo frustrated! What are my real options besides flying back to the US just to get decent glasses? He will not give me a refund, only the option of keeping these (he did recheck my rx and said it was good, but I don't know if he checked the lenses with his machine or not to see if the lab goofed). Thanks for your video, it was helpful & informative.


  4. That frame looks pretty nice, maybe it is time for me to switch to this new era of small frames.

  5. Theresa10:44 PM

    I've worn single vision lenses for near-sightedness since I was 12 years old. I went to the eye doctor in April because I was having trouble on the computer at work. Some of our print is normal sized, and some of it is quite small. I was having to move the computer closer to my face to see some of the writing. The eye doctor determined that I needed progressives to wear for the computer at work. I ordered my glasses from an online company, which I have previously used for single vision lenses without a problem. I got the glasses in mid-May, but I've been out of work on medical leave since then and haven't even tried them. Tonight, I decided to put them on while I'm on the computer to try them out, and I absolutely hate them. I've been wearing them for about an hour, and I already have a splitting headache. My time has passed for a refund, but I can still get an exchange. I paid extra for the progressive lenses, and they not only charge a $10 restocking fee for progressives, but the extra money that I paid for the progressives will just be lost because they don't refund the difference. I don't know if I can tolerate these for 2 weeks (or 2 months, which you gave as worst-case scenario. I'm really torn on whether I want to even keep these or just switch back to single-vision lenses. I'm having a hard time understanding why my doctor would have thought adding a portion for close-up would help, when my problem was being able to see small print. I don't know how that's supposed to be able to help. Any advice on this? Thanks for any help you can provide.