Help/recommendation choosing lenses for astigmatic PAL

Discussion in 'Optometry Archives' started by SteveOPA, Jan 8, 2005.

  1. SteveOPA

    SteveOPA Guest

    Greetings to all,

    I recently totaled my car and broke my glasses. It gave me a chance to
    get a new pair. I have tried to research this group and found it
    interesting, but some of the info I don't completely understand. I
    asked the doctor about progressive lenses during the exam, and this is
    what he gave me as a prescription.

    My prescription is as follows:

    Spherical Cylinder Axis
    OD +5.25 -5.00 22
    Distance OS +3.50 -2.75 151

    OD +2.00
    Add OS +2.50

    Varilux progressive, poly is the safest.

    I am a computer network supervisor. I am on the computer for 8 hours a
    day. I've been having a really hard time reading print, and my back is
    killing me from leaning over to see the screen. My vision is blurry
    for awhile after leaving work.

    My questions:

    1. Are the Varilux lenses the best choice?

    2. What kind of coating do you recommend?

    3. Should I tint them and if so, what shade? (fluorescent lighting is
    used at work)

    I called around to a few of the 1-hour lens opticians. I received
    mostly "Whew, forget that!" or laughter (reserved) I've already
    decided that I will go back to my optometrist for the glasses. One
    post mentioned that the fitter is probably more important than the type
    of lens, and this man is very precise. Thank you for reading this and
    any information you can provide.

    Steve Olson
    SteveOPA, Jan 8, 2005
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    green eyes Guest

    with as much astigmatism as you have you may find it extremely
    difficult to adapt to no-line bifocals-chances are you'll experience a
    most uncomfortable sensation of being very off-balance. Perhaps you've
    experienced this when putting on new glasses for the first time, it's
    common with high degrees of astigmatism.
    Previous advice was'd be very wise to find a good,
    experience, LICENSED optician to fit your glasses, even small errors in
    fit can give you grief with this kind of RX. In any case, I don't
    think no-lines will be an option for you. I'm not sure they make a
    progressive lens with - 5.00 cyl. Good luck.
    green eyes, Jan 11, 2005
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