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Jan in CA 10-28-2012 09:12 PM

Progressive lenses
Anyone else have these? How long did it take you together used to them? Just got them today and I can knit fine, but reading is harder.

GrumpyGramma 10-28-2012 10:33 PM

I got used to them so quickly I was amazed, I could see things close up and far away easily. I had been taking my glasses off for anything close up (I'm very nearsighted) and now I didn't have to. I'd been fighting going into bifocals for years and finally had to admit I had to do something. The only real adjustment I had was getting used to keeping my glasses on. I still read without my glasses a lot and sometimes knit without them on just because I prefer it. I do find myself tilting my head or the computer screen sometimes to get the best focus. Overall I love them.

knitcindy 10-29-2012 09:45 AM

I've had Progressive lenses for over a year and I really like them. It took me about a week to get used to them, but now I don't take my glasses off as much.


Marina1109 10-29-2012 08:17 PM

You'll be amazed at how quickly you get used to the progressive glasses.

The key is to move your head in the direction, and not so much
your eyes.

fatoldladyinpjs 10-30-2012 08:43 AM

And do be careful walking down stairs. They appear to be closer than they really are. I almost broke my leg going down them. Tilt your head to look at them through the top part of the glasses, not the bottom magnifier.

Stonington 10-30-2012 10:15 AM

I think I am odd, but I had them and the reading portion was way too small. (I read a lot!). I ended up taking them back and having them put bifocal lenses in. If they could have made that reading portion larger I think I would have been ok. Now I have glasses for the work/computer and another set for day to day/reading.


Originally Posted by Jan in CA (Post 1359378)
Anyone else have these? How long did it take you together used to them? Just got them today and I can knit fine, but reading is harder.

GrumpyGramma 10-30-2012 10:22 AM

Jan, how's it going with the new specs?

Jeremy 10-30-2012 10:43 AM

I've had them for several years and like them. When I developed astigmatism and had to get either progressives or bifocals, the optometrist recommended them. Do be careful walking around at first, especially on stairs. Good luck with them.

Jan in CA 10-30-2012 03:28 PM


Originally Posted by GrumpyGramma (Post 1359481)
Jan, how's it going with the new specs?

I think it might be getting better. I'm learning how to hold my iPad or my Kindle for better reading. I'm also getting used to leaving them on and keeping them further up my nose so I don't look over the top like I used to. :teehee:

Fortunately we live in a single story house so no steps to speak of other than one up to the entry, etc.

JLonier 11-01-2012 12:35 PM

I've had them for two years and hate 'em with a passion. Cannot lay in bed at watch TV without perching them on the very end of my nose. They interfere in other ways too. Big mistake for me. Will be getting two sets of glasses next time around... unless I can talk hubby into getting me laser surgery for Christmas :)

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