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    I wear trifocals..ugh..hate them. And I think that's why I get such a pain in the back of my neck. I find myself cocking my head forward so I can see through the bottom third of my glasses. Every once in a while I half to stop for the pain and do yoga or other twists to relax everything. I start out I think with the correct posture but then next thing you know I'm a chicken neck again. Ouch!

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    Sorry to hear this, but as least it allows you to practice yoga (tongue in cheek). I think I am headed for the trifocal brigade so hopefully it will go well. Merry Christmas and be glad for the blessing that you can see :thumbup:

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    I have them also.. hate the chicken neck... I went and got new glasses minus the tri and back into bi and had the tri/lowest made into whole lense pair of glasses. works great for me. It sure has imprved my longarming as well.

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    I find bifocals hard enough to deal with!! I have to take them off to see up close. :-(

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    Girls! Check @ Wal-Mart, Sams, etc. and get your desired prescription (the one that causes 'chicken-neck' in a cheapie frame of single Rx and hide @ sewing machine, used to be $30 to $50, if you have old frames, sometimes you can get just lenses. Cheaper than a chiropractor, or frustration over not being able to sew. Maybe it could help.

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    I have bifocals, don't know that I could deal with tri's...
    no matter what I am doing, I have to stop and stretch more often as the years go by :D:D:D

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    I have a pair of computer glasses - a pair with the single correction needed for the distance and angle of a computer screen to my face. They work for the sewing machine, too, but not for walking around. It's a great idea. Five minutes here in regular bifocal glasses and my neck hurts - never with the computer ones.

    It's nice having a daughter working for an eye doctor.

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    i have the graduating ones and don't know i am wearing them even my DH hade them and loved them

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    I had to get trifocals too ... or progressive lenses as they are now called. No matter what I do I cannot get adjusted to them. I'm always tipping my head and like you I get such a pain in my neck!!! I had a pair of computer glasses made, so I either use them or take off my glasses completely.

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    Just a thought --- I used to wear trifocals (had surgery - YIPPEE) and when I'd do close work, I'd set my regular glasses aside and wear reading glasses I got from the drug store. Made it hard to see TV but worked for the really close stuff.

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    I have progressives for regular seeing. A few years ago I "splurged" on a pair of glasses specifically for computer work (which also work for piano playing and for sewing). At the time I thought this was an extravagant luxury; however, now that I have used them I *cannot* go back to regular glasses for near work. (I am very near-sighted with presbyopia, if that makes a difference.) When I forget and wear my regular glasses, especially for the computer, I soon develop problems with my neck from trying to see out of the bottom half of the glasses.

    My last eye doctor said he had tried to get companies to make flip-up type glasses for computer work -- similar to the flip-up sunglasses you can clamp onto your regular eyeglasses. The prescription for the flip-ups would change the regular eyeglasses to near-work eyeglasses. This would be a lot less expensive than purchasing a second pair of eyeglasses, and much more convenient than always having to remember which pair of glasses you have on. (My computer is downstairs, and I am forever finding myself upstairs with the wrong pair of glasses on!) However, he said none of the companies was interested in the idea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by irishrose
    I have a pair of computer glasses - a pair with the single correction needed for the distance and angle of a computer screen to my face. They work for the sewing machine, too, but not for walking around. It's a great idea. Five minutes here in regular bifocal glasses and my neck hurts - never with the computer ones. It's nice having a daughter working for an eye doctor.
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    So do I, it's a cheapie from a drug store and easily changed.
    it is the strength of my lower bifocals and works nicely. If I wear regular ones I have to hold my head back to see the screen easily. And MY daughter did work for an eye doctor for years, so I wait till she visits to get new glasses. She has a lot to say to the eye doctor and I love the ones she gets me.

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    My last eye doctor said he had tried to get companies to make flip-up type glasses for computer work -- similar to the flip-up sunglasses you can clamp onto your regular eyeglasses.
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    What I would LOVE is a pair of glasses that would flip up one side at a time for picking out wild hairs from eye brows. It's a real pain to do it with bifocals.

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    I have a pair of the no-line bifocals, I love them! I just wish the dog had not gotten ahold of them :hunf:
    JulieM

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    I have progressive lenses and they are great. No "granny lines" for me!

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    I have a pair of the no-line bifocals, I love them! I just wish the dog had not gotten ahold of them :hunf:
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    Tri-focals do not work for me progressive or not. I use two pairs of glasses. Otherwise the lenses are way too thick.

    Here is a swell trick-learned from the board members here. Press the keys-ctrl & alt & move that mouse wheel until the letters and size of print is readable. Oh wow, what a difference. Just love that. So I do not need that third pair those magnifiers. I can read the computer screen with either pair. Happy quilting everybody.

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