Do they make trial glasses?

Discussion in 'Glasses' started by cr113, Jan 19, 2007.

  1. cr113

    cr113 Guest

    I was examined for some computer glasses last week but they are too
    strong because I sit so far away from my monitor. My eyes are also
    sensitive to light so I'd like to try some lightly tinted glasses. The
    problem is they make you a permanent pair of glasses before you are
    really sure if those glasses are right for your situation (although
    they will refund your money). This seems like a bad system to me. I'd
    like to experiment with different powers and tints
    (+75,+100,+125,rose,brown,antiglare) until I find one that I like and
    THEN make a permanent pair. Have you ever heard of anyone doing
    something like this?
    cr113, Jan 19, 2007
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    otisbrown Guest

    Derar Cr113,

    Subject: A low-cost trial lens kit.

    There would be no problem designing a "trial frame" with
    perhaps two "inserts" for two lens strengths.

    With perhaps several lenses you could use
    this type of "trial-lens" kit to confirm the
    lens-power that you need in the "real world" when
    working on a computer.

    That would be a great help for you and any
    optometrist who wished to work interactively
    to have YOU select the lens that meets
    the conditions that exist when working
    on a computer.

    They sell blood-pressure monitors over-the-counter.

    Why not a low-cost trial lens kit to be used
    in this manner. There is no legal objection.


    otisbrown, Jan 19, 2007
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  3. cr113

    Salmon Egg Guest

    What I di was to measure the distance from my eyes to the screen. Given that
    distance in meters, take the reciprocal to get a lens power in meters. Add
    that power to whatever your prescription is for distant vision. The trick is
    finding a supplier, optometrist or ophthalmologist, willing to work with
    you. They might have to make a centering adjustment to compensate for eyes
    turning in as you they converge to a close screen.

    Another thing I have done, was to buy cheap 99¢ store reading glasses in
    several powers to place over my distance glasses. When I did that, I was
    called six-eyes--but it worked well enough.

    -- Fermez le Bush--about two years to go.
    Salmon Egg, Jan 20, 2007
  4. cr113

    cr113 Guest

    I had a similar thought. My plan is to measure the distance to the
    screen, then go to Walmart and test cheap reading glasses at that
    distance. Then I'll buy 3 pairs, one at the distance that seemed
    optimal, one stronger and one weaker. Then I'll try all 3 on my
    monitor. This should give me the optimal power, all I have to do is get
    the right tint.

    cr113, Jan 20, 2007
  5. cr113

    cr113 Guest

    I've tried that. For some reason it works better for me with tinted
    glasses. I've been wearing plain (without power) lightly tinted glasses
    for about 10 years and it helps alot. Maybe it's the overhead
    fluorescent lights.
    cr113, Jan 20, 2007
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