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Subject: Re: [OM] IMG: New Glasses
From: Jim Nichols <jhnichols@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 2 Nov 2021 14:48:32 -0500
That is an interesting approach, perhaps better than mine.  I also use two pair of glasses, but mine are a) bifocals for driving, walking, TV, and reading, and b) simple lenses optimized for the computer screen.

On 11/2/21 2:19 PM, Nathan Wajsman wrote:
My eye doctor recommended two pairs of glasses. I have one pair that is used 
for work, with the upper half optimised for 45 cm (computer screen) and the 
lower half for 30 cm (reading). And the second pair is for everything else, 
such as walking, cycling or driving. It is a bit of a nuisance, but so be it.


Nathan Wajsman



On 26 Oct 2021, at 23:28, Moose<olymoose@xxxxxxxxx>  wrote:

On 10/26/2021 8:34 AM, Jim Nichols wrote:
Hi Moose,

Thanks for asking.  My new bifocals are great for driving and walking around. I 
still need to get some computer lenses so that I don't get my neck in a crick.  
You are the second Californian who has mentioned Zeiss progressive lenses to 
me.  Are they really that great?  I always suspected they were sort of a 
Sure, compromise, but all vision solutions for us old folks with rigid lenses 
and various sorts imperfect infinity vision are compromises. I don't like 
bifocals because they only offer clear vision for two distances.

For years, I wore contacts in a bifocal-ish arrangement, called "monovision". 
Dominant eye corrected for infinity, other for near. that worked until the lenses in my 
eyes got rigid enough that there was an obvious middle distance in which things were soft 
- which happened to coincide with normal distances of people in my life.

So I tried some fairly early, premium progressives, and all was well again.  I 
really like progressives. The compromise of needing to sightly adjust head 
angle for distance has not been a problem for me, and way more that offset by 
having clear vision at any distance.

For reading, it's the same as bifocals, but when I look up, things are still in 

I never even think about the head angle/distance thing until getting very close 
— or working on the computer. The location of screen means holding my head up 
at an unnatural angle. And as MikeB notes, focus isn't even across the screen. So yes, 
I've used separate, single vision, computer glasses since forever.

On 10/26/2021 8:48 AM, Mike Bloor wrote:
I have the top of the range Zeiss progressive lenses, with their best coating 
and photochromic darkening, fitted in Titanflex frames.
Just so, except my frames are decades old Flexons. Remember the ads where 
someone twisted and tortured their titanium frames, then they bounced back? If 
you treat them well,  rather than abusing them, they last forever.

I'm extremely happy with my Zeiss lenses.

Great for driving. The only thing I don't like about them is the price. I can't 
use them with a computer though - different magnification for different parts 
of the screen with a 24inch, 16 to 10 ratio screen.
Progressive Visions Moose

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