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

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    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.

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    I decided to have single-vision sunglasses for driving. It was fine when I was looking out the windshield, but everything else was not fine, especially looking down at the dash and had to change them every time I got out of the car. Tried to get used to them but after a few months gave them up. They are still in the car in case of an emergency but that is all.

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    I love my single vision glasses for computer work, sewing ect. I used differant glasses for this.. a HUGE help..

    Now that my muscles are tightening .. my vision is better ! Gotta love some muscle diseases.. I can now thread a needle, hand or on machine.!

    So, good luck.. I vote one pair for that special constant work..

    Ell

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    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.

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    I tried to go from Bifocals to single vision and I went back to Bifocals because of having to take them off and on.
    I have the transition lense and I love them.

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    I am going to get my bifocals, but also single vision glasses for computer and sewing. A separate pair for cross-stitching. My late Dad just said that you have to be careful about walking around with the computer glasses, but other than that, they were way better than using bifocals for the computer.

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    Started researching on the net and found this interesting article that helps explain why I am less than happy with my progressive lenses:
    http://www.velocitypress.com/progresive.shtml

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    I love my no-line bifocals. I have a very strong prescription but still have no problem. I did have them adjust my "up close" distance this time to be better for sewing. But sometimes I just have to take them off to see better. I had the regular bi-focals first and I hated them. My DH hates the no-line and loves the regular ones. Personal preference makes the difference I think.

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    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!!!!!

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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!!!!!
    You will get used to it and love them. You will learn to turn your eyes instead of your head but it will take time. Of course you do still turn your head more with bifocals. Thats just life!

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