Exactly what my optometrist recommended. Over the last 18months I had become
significantly more short sighted, my guess is that it was due to being in
lockdown and my eyes not getting enough exercise focussing at greater distances.
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> From: olympus <olympus-
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> Subject: Re: [OM] IMG: New Glasses
> 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 compromise.
> > 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
> > 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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