Reading Glasses only from Prescription for Progressives--How do I?

Discussion in 'Glasses' started by powrwrap, Oct 27, 2007.

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    powrwrap Guest

    I have a set of progressive lens with an add of +2.25. I find that
    when reading I have to hold the book a little bit closer than I would
    like. I would like to hold the book about 6 inches further away and
    have the ability to look directly straight ahead through the lenses
    and not through the bottom one-third of the lens.

    So I guess I'm looking to get a set of reading glasses. The cheapest I
    can find them locally is about $25, so I'd probably give one of the
    cheap online eyeglass stores a try. I don't think they could screw up

    Is it a simple matter of adjusting the add amount? In which direction
    should I adjust and by how much to get my desired results?
    powrwrap, Oct 27, 2007
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    otisbrown Guest

    Dear Power Wrap,

    Could you supply us with your current distant prescription?
    otisbrown, Oct 27, 2007
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    Neil Brooks Guest

    Sorry. Rishi Giovanni Gatti (Zetsu), Lena102938, and Otis Brown are
    trolls who haunt s.m.v.

    Rishi has published, and is trying to sell worthless books.

    Otis is pathologically dishonest and actually hurts people.
    Following his advice can induce double vision in those
    not working closely with an eye doctor. He knows just enough
    about vision and eyesight to render him quite dangerous.

    Lena102938 uses anti-eye doctor rhetoric as a substitute for ANY
    actual information. It seems she now has to wear glasses and has
    developed a pathological (and ILLOGICAL) resentment toward the
    industry that "foisted these glasses upon her."

    You'd do well to ignore them and wait for responses from the
    caring, compassionate eye doctors who DO also participate in this site.
    Neil Brooks, Oct 27, 2007
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    Mark A Guest

    Your add power on a progressive is on top of your distance power, so unless
    your distance power is plano (plain glass), you will need something other
    than +2.25 for readers.

    You should not buy reading glasses online unless you know what power is
    needed. Go to a discount store where they sell these on a rack and find the
    best power for you at the distance you need. If you don't like the reading
    glasses at the discount store, then you can order some online with the same
    reading power. Trying to guess what power you need is good way to waste

    However, most people have at least a slight astigmatism, and off-the-shelf
    glasses (non-Rx) cannot correct for this. You should be able to tell whether
    you have an astigmatism correction in your current progressives by looking
    at the cylinder power and axis (degrees) on your Rx.
    Mark A, Oct 27, 2007
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    powrwrap Guest

    Yes, I plan on doing this
    OD Cyl Axis Prism Base Add
    -.75 Sph - - - +2.25

    OD Cyl Axis Prism Base Add
    -.75 Sph - - - +2.25
    powrwrap, Oct 29, 2007
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    powrwrap Guest

    OK, here it is:

    OD Cyl Axis Prism Base Add
    -.75 Sph - - - +2.25

    OD Cyl Axis Prism Base Add
    -.75 Sph - - - +2.25

    My pd is 67/64

    Note: In the area of the prescription grid for Cylinderal the doctor
    wrote either Sph or Sm. It's hard to read his writing. There are no
    numbers though.

    Obviously I will try on some readers locally to get an idea, but
    you're saying I should order single vision glasses with OD and OS of
    +1.50 and a pd of 64?
    powrwrap, Oct 29, 2007
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    powrwrap Guest

    Cool. Thanks Mike. And also thanks to Mark A.
    powrwrap, Oct 29, 2007
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    powrwrap Guest

    I went to Walgreen's and tried out some of their readers in different
    add units.

    As Mike predicted +1.50 was the right choice. The price was $27.99. It
    should be easy to get them online for less than $20.00, shipping
    powrwrap, Nov 1, 2007
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    powrwrap Guest

    Oh, one more thing. Do I need anti-reflective coating for readers?
    powrwrap, Nov 1, 2007
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    The Real Bev Guest

    Moreover, the readers frequently found at various dollar stores are
    perfectly good. I lose more than I break :-(
    The Real Bev, Nov 1, 2007
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    powrwrap Guest

    Hmmm...thanks for the tip. Without A/R coating (thanks Mike) I can buy
    them online for $12.95, but I suppose I could check the dollar stores
    to see if they are cheaper.
    powrwrap, Nov 2, 2007
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    Dan Abel Guest

    I buy mine at Costco. They seem pretty nice. They are three pairs for
    US$18.99. That's one pair for home, one for the vehicle and one for
    Dan Abel, Nov 2, 2007
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    The Real Bev Guest

    Many of the 99-Cents-Only Stores' readers are marked $12.95. Long ago the
    Feds wanted to buy some of my husband's software, BUT FIRST they demanded an
    explanation of how he set his price. He told them that he surveyed the
    competition (very little of it) and cut their lowest price in half. If they
    didn't like that method he'd be happy to charge them however much more they
    wanted to pay. The purchase order came through at the original price.
    The problem is comfort, which you can't determine until you open the
    package. Costco is so good about returns that I hate to return opened stuff
    just because I was disappointed in it.
    The Real Bev, Nov 3, 2007
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    Dan Abel Guest

    I believe you have mentioned here that you have issues with fitting
    glasses. That's an important consideration. I seldom have a problem
    with regular reading glasses. And at that price, I can just keep them
    as spares, if they don't fit well.
    Dan Abel, Nov 4, 2007
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