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    I was just wondering if anyone on AC (young OR old ) has issues with bifocals/progressives and eyestrain...

    It seems like I haven't been able to see 'properly' for ~4 years now...I'm on my 2nd pair...

    I'm wondering if it might be better to just go with 2 sets of glasses...one for reading and one for driving...but am wondering if I'd end up need a mid-range pair of glasses as well?

    I do have a pair of reading glasses...but I think they made the range too short for them to be practical...I asked for 3 feet...and I got about 18"...

    Can't seem to wear contacts anymore either...eyes are too dry, and bifocal contacts aren't working well...waiting for something new to come along.

    Not a surgery candidate at this point in time either.

    But I can't stand this 'not seeing' properly business.
    Last edited by Rue; 02-20-2011 at 10:04 PM.
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    Don't know kiddo. I have tri-focals and had the same ones for 10 years. So hate to lay down around $400 for new ones but I am way over due.

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    I don't mind wearing glasses...but I hate not being in focus all the time...

    If it's been 10 years...time for a new pair! It's a lot of money...but since they become part of your face, I say it's worth it!
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    I may be 14 but I'm nearly legally blind. The first set of glasses I got were bifocals and I hated them. I couldn't understand how people wore them. Then I went to regular glasses then contacts. I have dry eyes to but I carry around a dropper full of contact solution. If I were you I'd go to the double pair of glasses. And what kinda insurance you got? I have never heard of a $400 set of glasses. The most I ever payed was $125.

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    LH, just find yourself some sexy hot frames and tint the lenses a provocative color, and you'll be the talk of the town, LOL!

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    I am legally blind too...without corrective lenses...probably have the same type of eyes you do...yay for us!

    Be happy you only pay $125 OR $400...my last pair of glasses were about $900 9and that's just what they cost around here...nothing special or fancy). Just paid for new glasses for my 2 of my kids...about $650 (single lenses).

    I'm not due for new glasses quite yet...just looking into my options...can't stand the strain anymore.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mermaidwannabe
    LH, just find yourself some sexy hot frames and tint the lenses a provocative color, and you'll be the talk of the town, LOL!

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    Anyone hear about the new electronic bifocals? I think they have like a little button on the side to switch between the settings. still in R&D, but pretty cool none the less.
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    If you can afford it, and you can find a dispensing optician, make an appointment with one, after your Ophthalmologist or Optometrist checks your eyes and gives you your new prescription. Opticians are trained in lenses and helping after the diagnosis.

    It may be that you need three sets of glasses.
    Reading, computer work, and driving.

    Walmart has progressive glasses starting at $89.00 in my area. That's a $9.00 frame and plain lenses. Photo gray, UV, anti glare are all additional of course. But it's still a lot less than many optical shops.
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    I could not wear them either. To make matters worse, I simply refuse to wear contacts as it totally freaks me out to have anything touching my eye

    I just use two different pairs, one for reading and one for everything else. Works well for me
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