Need a pair of good progressive lenses

Discussion in 'Optometry Archives' started by swingman, Jun 2, 2005.

  1. swingman

    swingman Guest


    I am new to the Ventura, CA area and I need to find an optician/store where
    I can get a good pair of eyeglasses with progressive lenses. I currently
    have a pair with Hoya lenses which provide me with good vision, and I'm
    considering either Hoya again or Zeiss. Before getting the Hoya lenses I
    had a cheaper pair of progressives. I experienced a significant improvement
    in vision and comfort when I switched so I know that lenses are not all
    created equal. I mainly need the glasses for distance vision, e.g. driving,
    movies, etc. I don't use glasses when working on the computer nor do I need
    them for reading, but of course I sometimes need to read when wearing
    glasses. I can take some time and educate myself so feel free to point me
    to web sites. Also, if you can recommend a reputable optician/store in my
    area it will be much appreciated. Thanks!
    swingman, Jun 2, 2005
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  2. swingman

    Dan Abel Guest

    I realize that different people have different preferences, and I don't
    want to seem like I'm telling you what you want, but if you don't wear
    glasses for computer use or reading, why don't you just get single vision
    glasses? That way you can see distance using the whole glasses, which
    seems much more comfortable to me (you can tell I didn't adapt well to
    other than single vision!). If it is very infrequent when you read when
    the glasses are on, my preference would be just to remove them for that
    time, and then put them on again afterwards. Just a thought!
    Dan Abel, Jun 3, 2005
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  3. swingman

    swingman Guest

    Thanks for the reply. I should have explained my situation more clearly.
    When I was younger I wore single vision glasses and just took them off to
    read as you suggest. I could actually read with them on as my vision was
    very flexible, but when I reached the mid-forties I lost that capability.
    Although I can still read and use the computer without any vision correction
    there are many situations where I need good near vision while I'm wearing
    glasses, such as being able to see my dashboard instruments when I'm
    driving. It got really old needing to take off my single vision glasses
    every time I wanted to read the jacket of a DVD rental - you get the idea.
    Regular line bifocals drove me nuts, but progressives feel natural. Hope
    I'm explaining myself better.
    swingman, Jun 3, 2005
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