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I bought a pair of variable focus glasses from the pharmacy last week. What junk! Everything is distorted. My computer monitor appeared to be twice as wide at the bottom than the top! I immediately returned them in exchange for a fixed focus pair that works great for computer viewing.
I wear progressives (trifocals) for the most part. When I started wearing them, I had the same problems you are experiencing now. Unfortunately, I have to go back and get a new prescription, because my eyes have gotten worse. Not looking forward to going through that again.
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Picked up my annual new-pair last week. Progressives.
These are a type produced by Shamir (vs. Varilux), and the field of view is quite large (and they cost $195 US extra, above what my vision plan will cover). Nearsighted+astigmatic. These are the next-gen computer generated version and hence the wider field, covering most of the lens.
One note - for your next time: I've had them put the computer-distance as the central vision point for years. Looking straight ahead at my monitors is the most relaxed state. The infinity focus is a bit higher on the lens.
One thing I've noted (not yet with this pair) is that they've seemed to get deep scratches more easily - which is something I've never had at all, before. Deliberately softer plastic?
I always had much better than normal eyesight. Could always recognize traffic signs on up to twice the distance to other people.
It came as a nasty surprise when I suddenly needed reading glasses and terminal glasses.
Well, that's what growing old is doing to you I suppose.
I have progressive lenses, basically bifocals without the transition line. It took me a while to get use to them too, especially when it came doing work with a rake right at my feet. I remember the whole disorienting feeling, even just about falling over a couple times because I had difficulty telling which way was vertical. It took about a week before my brain adjusted to the information my eyes were feeding it.
Yeah, been there. My last checkup revealed signs of cataracts, so I had the surgery and the 'sucked' my lenses out of my eyes and replaced them with plastic ones. I now revel in 20/20 vision with just a cool pair of Raybans. (I had been wearing glasses or contacts since almost 60 yers ago).
Anyone who cannot cope with mathematics is not fully human. At best he is a tolerable subhuman who has learned to wear shoes, bathe, and not make messes in the house. - Lazarus Long
I've found varifocals help with reading and distance vision, but do nothing to help me with working at my computer, which is what I do for about 12 hours a day. As a result, I work without glasses when working at my computer.
I got my first pair of varifocals a couple of months ago(I am 47 so and was starting to find I had to take my spectacles glasses off to read a book my kindle).
I went to specsavers and decided to spend a bit more money top get the one down from top range varifocals, which even with my contact lens reduction came to a lot of money.
I have not noticed a huge difference, perhaps because I went more for the top of the range varificals I don't seem to have had any issues.
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I don't have prescription glasses as I don't need it. I have tried sunglasses and after a minute or so it gives me headache so no glasses ever. Except when I have to look cool in a pic.
At my previous test, they told my vision and hearing are incredibly good. I can really hear faintest of noises in the house. Few days back I could hear water dripping from tap in the toilet at home. Mind you it was in the bedroom, the door was closed and I was on the couch watching something on YouTube.
My sense of smell is horrible. I think I just can't smell unless it is horrible.