When I went to the Ophthalmologist 2 years ago he said my distance vision was “borderline”. When I went 2 weeks ago he said I was now on the negative side of borderline…. My reading ‘script though had not changed.
I took a friend with me to look at frames. The first ones I picked were gorgeous, They were also $750. After looking at a few that varied plus/minus $100 of my initial starting point I asked the guy “where are the cheap ones?”
Of course the “cheap” ones are not kept in the display cases; they’re in the drawers underneath and displayed without flair. My friend warned “ooh, once you’ve seen an expensive one you like you’re not going to like any cheap ones”…
I tried on a few cheapies, narrowed it down to two and took a week deciding what I wanted in the lens. Single vision (distance) would be the cheapest option but would mean I’d have to cart my reading glasses around. Bi/tri focal is the next cheapest but I don’t like those lines. So, I decided on progressives and went with the bigger of the two frames.
I picked them up last night – wow what a difference! I didn’t realize how much I couldn’t see until I could see it!
They work really well walking around and the reading section is easy to find and use, but, and it’s a big but, they don’t work well with a computer screen. I can’t see a bloody thing! The entire screen is blurry. If I sit close and peer down from the top of the screen I can see through the reading section but I can’t sit at my desk like that!
I just can’t seem to find the sweet spot for intermediate vision – perhaps they didn’t do the lens properly. I’ll ring the place on Monday.