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    I got a new pair of glasses today with transition lenses. So far I absolutely hate them, but I'm wondering if anyone here has them and how long it took to get use to them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Waikato.male View Post
    I got a new pair of glasses today with transition lenses. So far I absolutely hate them, but I'm wondering if anyone here has them and how long it took to get use to them?
    Take it you mean long and short distance progressives. Tried them once and gave up then tried again a few years latter and realy love them, like always having perfect sight and never having to look for glasses because you are not forever taking them off.

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    Yep,
    I have them and use them 100% of the time I'm awake.
    The thing is I don't really need glasses except for reading and computer work, which is a large amount of my day, but I can't live well with changing glasses on off on again.
    If I lived with taking glasses on and off again - I would lose them.
    Simpler to leave them on my face and know I'm Ok under all situations and transitionals are perfect for that.

    My brothers are the opposite and vain , in so far as they think they look younger without glasses, so they are forever putting their glasses on and taking them off again- and subsequently losing them or breaking them.
    One thing I'm not; is vain.

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    Sorry yes I meant progressive lenses for different focal distance.

    My issue is that the lower focus is just a skinny line in the middle of the lens and the rest is distorted so as I move my head around everything warps and moves. Also because of this the fine focused area they are useless for computer work unless I want sit moving my head from left to right while reading the screen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Waikato.male View Post
    Sorry yes I meant progressive lenses for different focal distance.

    My issue is that the lower focus is just a skinny line in the middle of the lens and the rest is distorted so as I move my head around everything warps and moves. Also because of this the fine focused area they are useless for computer work unless I want sit moving my head from left to right while reading the screen.
    Yep I had the same issue when I went to progressive lenses so I went to the big red shed and got a pair of 9.99 reading glasses just for computer and also a pair for reading in bed. Took me about six months to get use to progressives, even had to get the old readers out for reading music on stage, but love them now, wouldnt be with out them. My 80yo father inlaw took about a week and wouldnt go back to bifocals. Stick with them they will become second nature. You wont notice the narrow reading band once your use to them, but always get the ones with slightly wider reading band, more expensive but worth it. (SPECSAVERS)

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    Hi WM,

    As KK1 says, it takes a while to get used to them. I got new progressive glasses a few weeks ago (last ones were from about 2011), and I'm still struggling a little. I have the most expensive optics option, which gives a reasonably wide band.

    Keep trying. Spend some time just walking around to get your brain used to the signals... After your brain adjusts (which may take several weeks), you don't really notice that parts of your vision are fuzzy. But your brain also gets used to the idea that you have to "point your nose" at whatever you want to focus on. Also, watch that you're not trying to focus too hard. I always find it hard to make sure I relax my eyes and move my head up and down to focus...

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    Don’t bother with glasses I wore them for about 10 years ..then got my eyes lasered ..I have one eye for short vision and one for long ..but with both eyes open I have perfect short and long vision ..best decision I ever made ..only had one day off work ..no pain what so ever ..that was 10 years ago and I still have perfect 20.20 vision ..

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    Quote Originally Posted by FarCanal View Post
    Don’t bother with glasses I wore them for about 10 years ..then got my eyes lasered ..I have one eye for short vision and one for long ..but with both eyes open I have perfect short and long vision ..best decision I ever made ..only had one day off work ..no pain what so ever ..that was 10 years ago and I still have perfect 20.20 vision ..
    will have to check if the medical insurance covers this.

    I took a week or so until i stopped noticing the visual disturbances.

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    Quote Originally Posted by koolkiwi1 View Post
    but always get the ones with slightly wider reading band, more expensive but worth it. (SPECSAVERS)
    Yeah I think that might be my problem. I went with the middle option. Starting to wish I'd gone with the top one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Waikato.male View Post
    Yeah I think that might be my problem. I went with the middle option. Starting to wish I'd gone with the top one.
    Stick with them......walk around and watch tv with them .......actually wear them as much as possible it will all come right. I went through the "these are shit" phase for months. Love them now, read anything at any distance. But I do like the sound of the laser idea of one eye for distance and one for close up, didnt think that would be possible, would be handy for punting though, lol, no glasses to leave behind.

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