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11-02-2012, 09:11 PM
I'm not sure where I should ask this question.

A question for anyone that uses bifocal glasses . Do you have any problems view your computer screen I have Just picked up my new glasses. I must admit not totally happy .. I paid extra for tinting and wide field of view..And as for the seamless bifocal lenses.. Now that's a total waste of time. looking at the computer screen over 3/4 would be out or focus..and as for reading any text all that is in focus is just a couple of words it's just like reading a teletext machine a bit like looking down a tunnel with a field of view was just a couple of degrees .. Oh well that what's pissing me off at the moment..The good news is the optician is very understanding and has told me the lenes can be changed. But I'm not sure for what would be best in my situation .

11-03-2012, 11:06 AM
I have a similar problem. My "street" glasses with progressive lenses work great, except in front of the computer. For a long time I had the opt. Make a pair with fixed focal length for sitting at the computer. Recently I had him grind my computer glasses as progressives with the regular close focus going out to just my computer distance. So in effect I have a regular set of progressives but the distance correction is just to the working length at my desk. I have two pair of these and leave one at work and oneat home on my desk. It works great.

11-03-2012, 11:23 AM
I have had progressive bifocals for years, and at first I found computer screens to be problematic. Now I don't notice it a bit. As I read this post, I consciously kept my head still and only moved my eyes around the screen - it was only in focus right in front of me. I guess that I unconsciously move my head to keep my focus where my eyes are pointing. I have no perception that any part of the screen is out of focus. I suggest that you give it some time, and you might find that your brain, your eyes, and your neck muscles have combined to make viewing the screen completely second nature.

11-03-2012, 01:37 PM
I wear progresive trifocals. I've had them for years. Reading the computer screen can be a problem when I first start each session. As time goes on that day, the impact becomes less.

The last time I had glasses made, I got the progressives for everything, and hard bifocals adjusted for TV distance and the other for close work. I need these when I am doing any woodwork. With the progressives, I have a hard time seeing my markup lines. With the hard bifocals, I do not have that problem. But, there is a tradeoff as well. It takes time to adjust to seeing correctly in changing to the other pair of glasses.

It may be time for laser surgury!

11-04-2012, 10:02 AM
It sucks getting old. :rolleyes:

11-04-2012, 11:11 AM
It sucks getting old. :rolleyes:

But think of the alternative!

11-06-2012, 06:28 AM
Thanks for all the help.. If I still have problems after a couple of weeks I can get a refund.

Jim Jones
11-06-2012, 11:59 AM
In addition to bifocals for most use, I have one pair of non-bifocal glasses that focus on the distance to the computer screen. It's worth the expense for the few hours a day at the computer, or for reading real books.

11-25-2012, 03:35 AM
I Last week I had my eyes retested , and it looks like the bifocals where all wrong..I didn't need them. just normal reading glass.. So they have been changed and I received a $A450 refund.