computer glasses: single vision vs. PAL

Discussion in 'Glasses' started by S. Beaupre, Aug 1, 2004.

  1. S. Beaupre

    S. Beaupre Guest


    I'm getting glasses with progressive lens (Zeiss Gradal Top 1.67) for
    the first time in a week or so. Because my work requires me to use a
    computer monitor quite a bit, I'm also considering investing in a
    second pair: computer glasses to solve the narrow intermediate viewing
    area associated with progressives.

    When I go to pick up the new glasses in a few days, I'll probably want
    to order the computer glasses. I'd be interested in the pros and cons
    of single vision computer glasses vs. progressive computer glasses,
    such as the Zeiss Gradal RD.

    Ideally, I'd like to have a pair for work (reading, computer, moderate
    distance), and one for home/driving. My concern with a progressive
    computer lens is that I'd wind up with only a slightly less annoying
    pair of progressives. On the other hand, I'm concerned that single
    vision computer glasses would be fixed at one distance (21") making
    everything else blurry ... any advice?

    Here is my prescription:

    O.D. - spherical: -5.75, cylindrical: -2.25, Axis: 15
    O.S. - spherical: -7.25, cylindrical: -2.00, Axis 165

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    S. Beaupre, Aug 1, 2004
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  2. S. Beaupre

    Mark A Guest

    I think you understand the situation quite well. SV computer lenses will
    make it hard to read close up (13" or so). Also, your computer viewing
    distance may vary more than you think.

    It will take some time (probably a few weeks) to completely adapt to
    progressives if you have never worn them before. You might want to wait a
    little while until you decide about the computer lenses.
    Mark A, Aug 1, 2004
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  3. In the past, I have gotten separate bifocals for use at the computer. I have
    gotten the far vision correction to be set for the distance from my ey to
    the screen. The positive add is set to read a bit closer than my usual
    reading distance.

    Mor recently, I bought some cheap reading glasses that I place in front of
    my regular driving and distance glasses. In my particular case, the are
    2.0D. It works out well for me.

    Repeating Rifle, Aug 2, 2004
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