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    Went to the optometrist today...

    Went to the optometrist today. I've always had poor eyesight but today it was "Hello bifocals!"

    As I was telling a friend about dealing with that, he commented on how thick my eyeglasses are and asked me about the severity of my compromised vision.

    I truthfully told him I have to sleep with my eyeglasses on or I can't see my dreams.

    Cheers all!
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    The bifocals (er..."progressive lenses") these days are pretty cool. It didn't take me very long at all to adjust to them, and there's no line on my glasses to make the hot girls think I'm an old guy. (They have other ways of knowing that, anyway.)
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    Had perfect vision till I was 40 then i developed asignatism (sp??) then when I turned 50 my arms got to shoert to it was time for the second part of my lenses. Hopefully I can avoid a third perscription...lol
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    Vaughn, you're not an old guy. Now that Frank, he's an old guy. 127 years old, I read somewhere....

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    I feel your pain, Dan. I thought I was fine, a real bigshot, right up until I went to renew my driver's license and had to take an eye test....and couldn't read *anything* out of one eye. Turns out I'm nearsighted in one eye and far-sighted in the other......so I've got bifocals....or graduated lenses, thanks Vaughn...and astigmatism, thanks Don, that too. I used to work for an eye doctor when I was young......BTW, I'm allowed to drive without glasses, but if I get a piece of dust in the wrong eye....
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    i tried to go with the progressive bifocals, but there was and area about a quarter of an inch that was good for close up stuff. working with computers, i had to see the whole screen. the funny thing is when i was able to focus on part of the screen, if i blinked, or moved my head, i had to spend time finding the focus spot again. finally i had them redo my glasses to an all up close prescription. now i can see the whole screen, without worrying about missing something.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Noren View Post
    i tried to go with the progressive bifocals, but there was and area about a quarter of an inch that was good for close up stuff. working with computers, i had to see the whole screen. the funny thing is when i was able to focus on part of the screen, if i blinked, or moved my head, i had to spend time finding the focus spot again. finally i had them redo my glasses to an all up close prescription. now i can see the whole screen, without worrying about missing something.
    Yeah, Dan, you're totally right about that. I had close-up glasses made for just close-up work, but the graduated ones are good for the everyday stuff: driving, food shopping, shopping at LV
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    My eye doctor told me to just go down to the drug store and buy some off the shelf reading glasses for computer work, not to wats the money on perscription reading glasses.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Don Baer View Post
    My eye doctor told me to just go down to the drug store and buy some off the shelf reading glasses for computer work, not to wats the money on perscription reading glasses.
    That's great Don, but a person can't do that if each eye is different. I'd have to buy those drugstore glasses and take one lens out. That would be stylish!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cynthia White View Post
    That's great Don, but a person can't do that if each eye is different. I'd have to buy those drugstore glasses and take one lens out. That would be stylish!
    well yu could just say that the other eye is blind so your saving money cynthia

    i too have the problem with those darn progressive lense got one set and they are junk for me,,tryin to read a letter i can only focus on 1/4 of it at best..so i got the up close ones and can see the other stuff naturally..
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