Non Bass Related here. Also biased towards those of you middle age or older. No discrimination, but generally you have to be at least forty understand the crap I've been going through this week.
I just got my first variable focal eyeglasses this week. They create a vacuum in a major way. I'm out $750. so far between the cost of these glasses, and the deposit paid on a pair of perscription safety glasses on order. (Its a work requirement, but I have to pay out of pocket, and then submit reimbursement request, and then they will only cover about 50% of the cost).
Opticans pushed the progressive lenses in a major way. I've spent two evenings reading online about this subject, and its been quite enlightening. I cant' wear these new things more than 2 hrs without getting a headache, They are useless at the computer or to do paperwork at my desk. I feel like I'm ready to take them back and demand my money back and just get a pair of reading glasses for reading and keep my old perscription glasses for regular wear. Optical shop says I havent "tried" hard enough. I get a tunnel vision sensation when walking around whith them, and when I try and use them for the computer, only small sections of the computer screen are in focus at any given time. I have to physically move my head around to make the other parts of the screen in focus.
Do you wear these things? How long did you adjust before it was o.k. and are you really HAPPY with them now? Of all the people I spoke with over the past two days, I have only found one person (outside of the Optical Shop employees) who claimed to be genuinely happy with their progressives. All the others were varying degrees of tolerable, to "cant stand them" to flat out, "yes I have them but never wear them because they suck". I'm starting to feel like the people at the optical place are only interested in my wallet; which is bad becase I like this place; have been getting my glasses there for over 15 years now.
Thanks, you guys are the most honest people I know. We should all meet for a pizza and :beer:
( hey Jackie - how come there's no pizza icon? )