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    Re: FORT Koffee Klatch

    Going to the eye doctor today. Going to get my first pair of prescription glasses and I want bifocals (been using drugstore readers for years)
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    Re: FORT Koffee Klatch

    don't forget to give yourself a chance to practice walking w/bifocals on!

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    They have to be better than when I try to walk with my readers on. Which is why I want bifocals as I can't see to walk with the readers on and I can't see to read without them, so I'm constantly taking my glasses on and off, on and off. Or I can't find them when I need them. So I figure bifocals will be the answer. I hope.
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    Re: FORT Koffee Klatch

    I have the progressive lenses and I really like them. They don't have the line in them so I don't feel so old The top is for distance, middle for looking at computer screens etc., and bottom for reading. they took a bit to get used to, but I am really liking them. I've only had them since March or so.

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    Re: FORT Koffee Klatch

    I have progressives, but I still usually take them off to read small print.
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    Re: FORT Koffee Klatch

    My need for reading glasses is really borderline still, so I have no problems leaving them on for fine print. I found making head adjustments to look at stuff kind of irritating at first, but I don't notice it anymore.

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    Re: FORT Koffee Klatch

    Well it's official, I'm blind as a bat and I"m getting tri-focals. I am getting the progressive lenses. She asked me if I drive and when I said yes, asked how I passed the vison test. Quite honestly, I thought I could see fine at a distance, but apparantly not. So I will now be using glasses all the time. And one eye is significantly worse than the other eye. From the things the doctor said, I'm surprised I can see my own hand in front of my face. I really thought my problem was reading as I can't see to read anything unless it's very large print.
    I am worried about adjusting to the progressives, but everyone there has them and said it takes a couple weeks and then it's ok.
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    Re: FORT Koffee Klatch

    I've worn glasses since I'm 9 years old. My vision isn't that bad, but my astigmatism is. When small print started getting difficult, the eye doctor said I was still years away from the bifocals. But, since I did / do a lot of reading and computer work, I aksed for the bifocals. The bifocals didn't have the line on them. Not too long after, I switched to the progressives. Most people adjust to them within a matter of weeks. I have several friends who wear contacts and then switch to reading glasses for the small print. I even have a friend who had the laser surgery and still needs to use the reading glasses for up close.
    To me, the progressives are a much better solution to all that.
    Good Luck in adjusting.
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    Re: FORT Koffee Klatch

    Quote Originally Posted by norealityhere;3532662;
    I've worn glasses since I'm 9 years old.
    Good Luck in adjusting.
    HA! I have you beat. I was BORN with a little pair of spectacles on.

    I've had the regular bifocal for a year now and I have gotten used to them.

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    Re: FORT Koffee Klatch

    Did you pick out frames yet, MRD? Be sure to get real cool ones! Be wild like Elton John!!

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