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Thread: Has anyone switched from graduated trifocals to single vision glasses for near-sightedness?

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltingKrazy
    I just got my new no-line bi-focals today. Oh my gosh... I think it going to take some getting used to. I work at my desk all day, can read computer fine without glasses but my close up vision was getting worse. With the new lenses, I can see the computer screen, can see paperwork on my desk, but ONLY if I look straight thru the lense. Having to move my whole head to see in focus is gonna be a learning curve.
    I was already thinking maybe I should just get single vision for close up work, like sewing! I'm more concern about being to sew clearly than seeing at work!!!!!
    Be sure to take them back if you don't adjust to them. I'm pretty sure progressive lenses come with a 30-day return policy because not everyone is able to adjust to them. I think it is something like 1 out of 5 people do not adapt well to them.

    I did not have a problem adjusting to progressives and have worn them for years, but have been really dissatisfied with reading. Think I may still get them, but with the reading portion changed to computer distance (18-24") and just take them off for reading at close distance.

    In your case, though, I don't see the need for progressives. I would trade them in for reading glasses. I think you will be happier. The area in progressives that is provided for reading text is too small, in my opinion.

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    I'm gonna give it at least a week and try to wear them as much as I can to see if I can get used to them.
    I am about to go sit and hand quilt while watching tv and see how that goes! I'll let ya know!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mom-6
    I have mono-vision contacts...one for near, one for distance. Since my eyes were naturally one much more near-sighted than the other, this has worked fine for me. I had single vision contacts initially when I was in HS up until I needed bifocals. Tried the bifocal contacts, but they were not available in the right combination to work well for me. So have had the mono-vision for the past several years. Not everyone likes the mono-vision solution, but it works for me.
    I have mono contacts too, I tried the others and couldnt get a RX that would work as well as the mono ones...I had no problesm getting used to them like others have had.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prism99
    I am quite near-sighted and have worn graduated trifocals for many years. However, for quite a few years now I have not been satisfied with them for either computer work or reading. I finally got computer glasses (basically the mid-distance correction and reading distance correction, minus the long-distance correction) and they work well for computer work, sewing, and playing the piano. For reading I often just remove my glasses and bring the book closer to my face.

    Anyway, have to go in for a new eye exam (having fallen and broken my old glasses) and I am thinking of just getting single-vision distance glasses. Has anyone done this? I am concerned about adjusting to them.
    I used progressive bi-focals for years, but now the glasses are just too small to fit the bi-focal in the lenses. I am VERY near-sighted. So I use one pair for driving and distance and one pair for computer/sewing/reading. I also have a really old pair of transitions that I just love (even though they are the huge ones). My kids give me a bad time when they come over and I am wearing the OLD pair, but I can see distance, computer, reading, sewing, TV, everything. And I also take my glasses off completely to read or do very close work. You will get used to switching glasses when you need to and it won't be that much of a pain. Just get a bigger purse.

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    Thanks.

    I think I'm going to ask for progressives that work for long-distance and mid-distance only. That way I won't have a problem using them for driving.

    Already have the glasses that work for computer/sewing and reading. I just (duh!!!) thought to test them out for reading and they work fine for that.

    My eye exam is this afternoon (have to go get dressed now!) and dh is going to drive me back and forth. Dd said she would help me shop for frames this weekend.

    Everyone's comments have really helped me narrow down the solution for me. Thanks so much!!!

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