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Q: eyeglasses ( No Answer,   5 Comments )
Subject: eyeglasses
Category: Health > Seniors
Asked by: doctordoris-ga
List Price: $25.00
Posted: 31 Aug 2004 18:53 PDT
Expires: 30 Sep 2004 18:53 PDT
Question ID: 395395
I am not adjusting to progressive (seamless) lenses in my new
eyeglasses.  I dont seem to tilt or angle my head in the right
position.  I see better with my old bifocals that have the line right
across.  Is this situation common?  What can someone in my situation
do; what are the good options?

Request for Question Clarification by pinkfreud-ga on 31 Aug 2004 19:14 PDT
How long have you had the progressive lenses? It can take quite a
while to adapt. I didn't like my progressive bifocals for the first
couple of weeks, but finally I became accustomed to them, and now I
can't imagine going back to old-style bifocals.

Clarification of Question by doctordoris-ga on 06 Sep 2004 21:51 PDT
I have been wearing the progressive lenses since April.
There is no answer at this time.

Subject: Re: eyeglasses
From: tutuzdad-ga on 31 Aug 2004 19:21 PDT
I have a friend in your situation who ultimately was prescribed a
far-sighted contact for one eye and a near-sighted contact for the
other. He says it was the answer to all his problems.

Subject: Re: eyeglasses
From: justaskscott-ga on 31 Aug 2004 19:56 PDT
It's possible that you need an adjustment to the frames.  I recently
got new glasses, and felt woozy, as if I was seeing differently
through each lens, or seeing things slightly distorted.  With an
adjustment, the glasses worked much better.
Subject: Re: eyeglasses
From: powerjug-ga on 01 Sep 2004 11:04 PDT
When ever I need new eyeglasses I go in with the idea that I will be
perfectly satisfied with the result and I never listen to "try to get
used to it."  When they are right there is no need to get used to
anything.  There are different things that can be wrong from my
experience and you would just continue to persue the issue until you
are happy.  (The place you bought them from can have them totally
re-done within 30 or 60 days for free as a rule)
Subject: Re: eyeglasses
From: powerjug-ga on 01 Sep 2004 11:09 PDT
(comment continued)
---It is possible that there was an error in forming the lenses (I had
my opthomologist check to see that what he prescribed was really what
the lenses were and he found a flaw)
---It is possible that there was an error in examining your eyes (the
opthomologist revised his prescription)
---It is possible that all it takes is bending the frames a bit in the
middle so the outside edges "wrap" around your face a bit. (I could
not wear the glasses more than 4 hours without a splitting
headache...the optomotrist bent the frames and they have been great
       GOOD LUCK
Subject: Re: eyeglasses
From: pinkfreud-ga on 01 Sep 2004 11:10 PDT
>> When they are right there is no need to get used to anything. 

That may be true of single-vision lenses, but multifocal lenses of all
types must be adapted to. There is always a breaking-in period with
multifocal eyeglasses. The length of break-in time varies, but no one
will obtain optimum performance from multifocal lenses as soon as they
put them on.

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