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    "Note to self"

    Last week I had an eye exam and got new glasses ordered.

    Today I get the call that they came in. So I hightail it Americas
    Best and picked up my new glasses.

    After leaving (and wearing said new glasses) I proceed to complete
    running my errands for the day. From the time I got my glasses until
    I return home 2 hours.

    In that time frame I have discovered that trying to adjust to a new
    pair of glasses (with bigger bifocal area) and driving only proved to
    not be a good mix for me. I arrive home with a queasy stomach and
    a major headache.

    Lesson learned (at least for this go round). Now to take some Tylenol
    and lay down and hope the queasy stomach fades FAST.

    On a side note though I DID find a new eyeglass case that just CALLED
    my name, and for anyone who might know me (very few do though), they
    will totally understand about this case.

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    Hope you get used to them soon. Are they the graduated or blended lenses?(no line) I went with the bifocal lines in my new prescription because my sister kept tripping up the stairs with her blended lenses. I can't take the chance on a fall because I know I will end up with a fractured wrist or wrists.

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    I love the case!!

    Mine is black and white cow hide.

    I know the queasy feeling. When I got bifocals for the first time I felt awful. And to make matters worse is the lens have a slight curve. So things looked a little wavy too....LOL
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    Glad you made it home safe! Took me a month to get used to my graduated lenses. Well worth it though!
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    I am not new to bifocals, this is my second prescription with the bifocals.

    However in the last pair the bifocal was NEVER strong enough and no matter
    how many times I "complained" about it they never would "fix" it.

    I have the no line progressive lenses that has a wider (and taller) view. But in
    general the whole prescription is much stronger especially for my left eye which
    according to the eye Dr. the astigmatism has gotten markedly worse in that eye.
    Louise - Expecting Ya-ya to be in April 2015. I collect mugs from the U.S. and around the world . Also collect homemade pincushions, sewing/quilting themed fabrics, and fabric in general.

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    Hope you adjust to them soon!!!

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    It usually takes me a little while to get used to new glasses too. Sorry you have a headache. Probably wearing them around the house will help you get used to them without the stress of looking around like driving. I don't know you but I do like your new glass case. Hope you feel better soon.

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    I've worn glasses (and/or contact lenses) for 40 years. The last four years it has been glasses only. Last year I went in for an exam and my left eye changed, the dr. said it was a small change but enough that I ordered new glasses as well as a pair of prescription sunglasses (a first for me). When I tried on the glasses I went on and on to the woman who does the glasses about how big a difference it felt, how it was going to take so much time to adjust, etc. The sunglasses seemed fine to me but she kept insisting she needed to send them back to have them darkened. I finally agreed and left the sunglasses with her but took the eyeglasses home. I didn't dare drive in them b/c the change was too great. I kept trying to wear them but couldn't and was nervous about driving in them. I thought, boy, I really am getting old because I used to adjust so quickly to changes like this. Well, the sunglasses finally came back and I picked them up. I drove in them. They felt fine. Finally, one day it dawned on me, (DUH!) why are the sunglasses not bothering me a bit but I'm totally avoiding wearing the new eyeglasses? (I had continued wearing the old ones.) The Rx should be the same! When I called her to complain (which I had complained again when I picked up the sunglasses) she said I just needed to adjust to them but finally agreed to check my chart. The had filled the glasses a complete power higher on the left eye!! No wonder I couldn't adjust.

    Moral of my story, are you sure it's the correct prescription? and they are adjusted on your face properly (that can make a difference, too). Sorry to rant, I was pretty upset that she hadn't listened to me when I was complaining in the first place, although I do realize that they probably get a lot of complaints and that some times it really is just a matter of adjusting to a new prescription.

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    The first time I got bifocals they were the graduated lenses. I was told by technician to point my nose where I wanted to look. I know that sounds weird, but it works. It didn't take any time at all to adjust to them.

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    Today seems to be better with the new glasses. At least I don't have a queasy
    stomach, and the headache is not nearly as bad as it was yesterday.

    I have been wearing glasses since i was 4 years old so you can say nearly my
    whole life (I am 48). In all those years I have only tried to wear contacts once
    about 12 years ago. The eye Dr put me in a toric (ridged) lens and for the 6
    months that I had them it felt like someone stuck a baseball in my eye.

    When I talked to the eye Dr with this visit, I told him I would like to try contacts
    again but I didn't want hard or torics. He told me that with the significant amount
    astigmatism that I had especially in my left eye that he could give me soft contacts
    but that the amount of vision loss would be so high that I would have to wear glasses
    to compensate the difference.

    Well heck if I am going to have to wear glasses that way I may as well forget about
    the contacts.


    As for the significance of the case it is in my TWO favorite colors, it was almost
    like this case was made for me (which I know it wasn't).

    Thanks for the replies and the encouragement.


    Quilty hugs to all of you.
    Louise - Expecting Ya-ya to be in April 2015. I collect mugs from the U.S. and around the world . Also collect homemade pincushions, sewing/quilting themed fabrics, and fabric in general.

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