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Cactus Jack 20 Jul 2018, 17:52

Bradley,

There is no way to be absolutely sure what the future holds regrading your vision. You have experienced the effects of Latent Hyperopia being gradually resolved by your distance vision clearing up. This occurred as your Ciliary Muscles gradually relaxing after years of compensating for your Hyperopia.

There is no easy way to know if your Ciliary Muscles have fully relaxed, except with an exam and, if necessary, an increase in the +Sphere correction for distance. The increase in the + Sphere for distance would cause your distance vision to again be blurry, if it clears up, over a few weeks, your Latent Hyperopia had not been fully resolved.

One way to relax your Ciliary Muscles as much as possible for an exam is to use a dilating agent. However, modern dilating agents are not powerful enough to do much relaxing, because they are designed to work fast and dissipate fast to minimize inconvenience after the exam and maximize speed of recovery. There is just not enough time to have much effect on Latent Hyperopia..

There is a very important point to "transferring" the extra + from your Ciliary Muscles and Crystalline Lenses to external corrective lenses. It makes more Accommodation Range available for focusing close and slows the apparent onset of Presbyopia. Unfortunately, it will not prevent the gradual onset of Presbyopia. As that occurs, you will find that you need an increase in your Add, until it reaches about +2.50 or +3.00 depending on your close focusing needs.

There is no need to get another exam until you again have focusing issues, with one exception. If your ECP has a free check and remake policy if your prescription changes within a certain limited period, you might request a recheck.

It is also possible that your ECP actually prescribed a bit more Sphere + than he/she measured to minimize the chance of having to do a remake.

One important thing to remember. What you are experiencing is NOT unusual or unique. It happens to almost everyone who needs + glasses after years of dealing with Hyperopia.

C.


Bradley 20 Jul 2018, 15:20

OK Dr. Cactus, my eyes have seemingly gotten used to my glasses---both near and far. Can you tell me why I might need an adjustment to the prescription in the near future?


Bradley 20 Jul 2018, 15:20

OK Dr. Cactus, my eyes have seemingly gotten used to my glasses---both near and far. Can you tell me why I might need an adjustment to the prescription in the near future?


Soundmanpt 20 Jul 2018, 07:33

Plum

Those "crude" remarks were not make by me but an imposter using my name.

Comment posted on "19 Jul 2019 18:10" wasn't from me.


Soundmanpt 19 Jul 2018, 18:10

plum

I just wanted to let you know that I masturbate heavily to the stories people post here. Your stories are really jacking me off bigtime. Please continue.


plum  19 Jul 2018, 17:26

Cactus Jack,

I'm studying biology, so there is quite a bit of reading and math work involved in my schooling. I suppose this can lead to eye strain, and I'm leaning more towards buying some new glasses before the fall semester starts.

Sorry about the double post! I'll try to avoid that haha.

~plum


Cactus Jack 19 Jul 2018, 15:08

plum,

May I ask your Major? Some majors involve more reading than others.

Also, be patient when pressing the Submit button, sometimes the server is slow and if you click it more than 1 time, you will get multiple posts. A clue that your post is acceptable is that the Submit button will, sometime very briefly, turn blue with while text.

C.


plum 19 Jul 2018, 10:34

Cactus Jack,

Thank you so much for helping me understand this! I didn't even bother to look at the prescription until I had gotten home, so I didn't get a chance to ask about it. I have ordered from eyebuydirect before, and got decent quality glasses for super cheap, so I might do that again before the fall semester starts. I am 20, and I live in the midwest (united states). No matter where I get my eyes examined they never write the PD on the prescription they print for me. Luckily, I know mine from last time I ordered from EBD.

I think the only question I had is whether or not it is worth the money to buy glasses with this new prescription, but it seems silly now because I guess I'm the only person that can decide that haha.

Thanks again, I really appreciate you taking your time to help me out :)

~plum


Cactus Jack 19 Jul 2018, 09:25

plum,

The confusion you are having is pretty common.

Your old prescription:

OD sph +1.00 cyl -.50 axis 156

OS sph +0.75 cyl -.50 axis 180

was written with MINUS (-) Cylinder.

Your new prescription:

OD sph +0.50 cyl +0.75 axis 068

OS sph +0.25 cyl +0.50 axis 084

was written with PLUS (+)Cylinder

Traditionally, Optometrists and Lens Makers use MINUS Cylinder and Ophthalmologists use PLUS Cylinder, but it depends on the preference of the Examiner.

To make a comparison, you need to convert the new prescription to a MIUS Cylinder form. It is easy. Algebraically Add the Cylinder to the Sphere, Change the sign on the Cylinder and add or subtract 90 degrees from the Axis so that it is between 0 and 180.

OD sph +0.50 cyl +0.75 axis 068

OS sph +0.25 cyl +0.50 axis 084

becomes

OD sph +1.25 cyl -0.75 axis 158

OS sph +0.75 cyl -0.50 axis 174

The two different way of writing your prescription would yield identical glasses because the Lens Maker would do the above conversion and make the glasses.

There isn't much difference between your old prescription and the new one.

My though would be to order new glasses from a low cost online retailer and compare them. If you order the lowest cost frames from Zenni, it could be as low as US$6.95, plus shipping.

Also, I suggest you read the piece I wrote, "How to Study for an Eye Exam" before your next exam.

You can find it on the Vision and Spex Website.

If you want to order online, you will only need your Pupillary Distance (PD), your prescription, and a credit card. Let us know if you need help measuring your PD.

Hope this helps. If you have more questions, please ask.

May I ask your age and where you live?

C.


plum 19 Jul 2018, 08:19

Hi Eyescene!

I posted in the vision forum a few months ago about a problem i had with my eye twitching. This wasn't as much of a concern after I finished the school year, so I put off going to the eye doc until today. I just got my new prescription and I'm a little confused because the prescription does not look like my old ones. My sph values went down, but cyl went up. The doc said I don't need to get new glasses unless I want to, so I'm wondering if it is even worth the money to buy glasses with this new prescription.

old (2016):

OD sph +1.00 cyl -.50 axis 156

OS sph +.75 cyl -.50 axis 180

new (2018):

OD sph +0.50 cyl +0.75 axis 068

OS sph +0.25 cyl +0.50 axis 084

why has my cyl gone down, and why has the axis changed from minus to plus?? the dr. said it wasn't much of a change, but it looks pretty different to me... should I consider getting new glasses? I only notice a strain when doing schoolwork or driving at night. any help is appreciated.

thanks,

plum


plum 19 Jul 2018, 08:19

Hi Eyescene!

I posted in the vision forum a few months ago about a problem i had with my eye twitching. This wasn't as much of a concern after I finished the school year, so I put off going to the eye doc until today. I just got my new prescription and I'm a little confused because the prescription does not look like my old ones. My sph values went down, but cyl went up. The doc said I don't need to get new glasses unless I want to, so I'm wondering if it is even worth the money to buy glasses with this new prescription.

old (2016):

OD sph +1.00 cyl -.50 axis 156

OS sph +.75 cyl -.50 axis 180

new (2018):

OD sph +0.50 cyl +0.75 axis 068

OS sph +0.25 cyl +0.50 axis 084

why has my cyl gone down, and why has the axis changed from minus to plus?? the dr. said it wasn't much of a change, but it looks pretty different to me... should I consider getting new glasses? I only notice a strain when doing schoolwork or driving at night. any help is appreciated.

thanks,

plum


Cactus Jack 17 Jul 2018, 18:04

Bradley,

I did not answer your question about how long I had been studying my vision problems, from the inside. About 70 years, from 10 until today.

C.


Cactus Jack 17 Jul 2018, 17:40

Bradley,

I have told you and many others before, that I am NOT an eye care professional ECP) and do not pretend to be. My background is Electronic Engineering and Computers. Fundamentally, a problem solver.

My knowledge of Vision and Optics came from the study of Physics and lots of reading and study, trying to understand and solve my own vision problems, when I could not get satisfactory answers from ECPs.

I guess you could call me an Amateur in the original French sense as someone who studies a subject out of love.

I have done quote a bit of industrial teaching and have gained a reputation of being a pretty good explainer of difficult to understand subjects.

It is amazing how similar human vision is to modern digital cameras. With active image compression occurring in the Retina, The different functions performed by the Rods and Cones, and how very sophisticated image processing is done in the Visual Cortex. Not unlike the image processing that was done to the initial blurry images from the Hubble Space Telescope, until it was fitted with "glasses". Engineers and Scientists have learned from the natural world

C.


Bradley 17 Jul 2018, 12:32

I appreciate all the information that you have provided. Can you give an idea about your background in Optometry? Where did you go to school? How long have you been practicing? Have you written any research papers on optics that I could read further?


Cactus Jack 17 Jul 2018, 08:00

Bradley,

What you are experiencing is classic Latent Hyperopia. The more you wear your glasses, the quicker it will be resolved. However, the exception is night driving. If you see better at night without your glasses, it is best to NOT wear your glasses, when driving. In some ways it is like a person who is mildly nearsighted who needs to wear MINUS glasses when driving. The issue is safety.

Ultimately, the Latent Hyperopia will be resolved and you will likely need an adjustment to your prescription for the best vision under all conditions.

The problem with blurry vision at night is that it makes it more difficult to detect low contrast or dark colored objects, in or near the roadway.

One thing you need to do is be sure of your ECP's policy about "short term" prescription changes. Some ECPs have a policy that they will remake glasses at no charge, if you need a different prescription within a stated period of time. Others charge full price for new glasses. One alternative is to order new glasses online from someone like Zenni Optical. Many of us have had excellent experience with them. If you decide you want to try ordering online, we will be happy to help.

C.


Bradley 17 Jul 2018, 05:02

Hi Dr. Cactus, I have been wearing the new glasses for a week now. Adjusting to the the distant prescription was a little more difficult than I expected. In fact, when wearing the glasses, driving at night was pretty blurry. Had to struggle to read some road signs. Slowly, my distance vision is coming into sharper view. With glasses, my near vision is great. I took your advice and am wearing the glasses full-time.


Likelenses 14 Jul 2018, 13:51

Remimartin

I wish your wife would succumb to my dick.


Cactus Jack 14 Jul 2018, 08:53

Remimartin,

It appears that the first line of each eye is the Distance prescription. The ONLY part of the distance prescription that could cause her difficulty is her Astigmatism as indicated by the Cylinder and Axis.

The second line appears to be here reading prescription. Presbyopia is creeping up on her. You can expect the Sphere to increase up to around +2.50 or +3.00, depending on how close she needs to focus.

At some point, tt is likely that she will get tired of having to find her reading glasses that she has mislaid. When that happens she may consider bifocals or progressives.. Don't mention that or ask questions, it will only delay the inevitable. Time is your friend here, let it work for you. If she has any friends who are also developing Presbyopia, they may get bifocals or progressives and talk about how convenient they are. That will be much more effective than anything you might say.

What is your vision situation?

C.


Remimartin 13 Jul 2018, 18:18

The wife succumbed to glasses about 12 months ago. Her prescription reads:

Right 0.00 -0.5 180

+1.25 -0.5 180

Left 0.00 -0.75 7.0

+1.25 -0.75 7.0

Could anyone explain this please and will it lead to her having to wear her glasses full time?

Thanks Remi


Cactus Jack 11 Jul 2018, 00:25

Bradley,

It is very likely that you have some Latent (hidden) Hyperopia. Many people discover that they have some Latent Hyperopia, in addition to regular Hyperopia to go along with everything else, when Presbyopia rears its ugly head.

True Hyperopia or far or long sightedness is caused by the eyeball not growing quite enough for the total power of your eye's lens system. Hyperopia has to be pretty significant for you to notice it. The reason is that Hyperopia is the ONLY refractive error you can correct internally using some of the accommodative power of your Auto-Focus system.

Your Auto-Focus system consists of your Ciliary Muscles and Crystalline Lenses inside your eyeballs, along with the Focus Control System in your brain. It is very likely that you have had mild Hyperopia since childhood and you have been correcting it with your Ciliary Muscles all this time and your Ciliary Muscles can't relax very quickly.

If you hold a muscle in a contracted condition, as the Ciliary Muscles have to to correct Hyperopia or focus close for a long time, they have trouble relaxing, I'll be 81 in September and EVERY muscles I own has trouble relaxing if I stay in one position very long. If I am lucky, the stressed muscles won't painfully cramp at the most awkward time. Ever had a "Charley Horse" in a muscle?

Because there is no way to massage your Ciliary Muscles, they just have to relax on their own, at their own rate. The best way to encourage your Ciliary Muscles to relax is to wear you glasses as much as possible (full time). As they relax your distance vision will clear up.

I have a little bad news for you. It may take a few weeks for them to relax and you may need a new prescription when that happens. It is not unusual for a person to need 2 or 3 prescription changes until your vision stabilizes. The good news is that after your vision stabilizes, your prescription will not change much for years, except for your Add. It won;'t change a lot after it reaches +2.50 to +3.00 depending on you close focusing needs.

I would like to suggest that you might find Macrae's Story (saga) interesting. It is on the Vision and Spex site under Forums > Fantasy and True Stories about vision -and -spex. It is a very well written story about one man's experience with Hyperopia. It is pretty humorous in places. It is a bit long, written over many months, but I think you might find it both entertaining and applicable to what you are experiencing.

C.


Bradley 10 Jul 2018, 18:07

Alright, Dr. Cactus, I picked up my new glasses last night. I must say Bradley looks pretty cool in the specs. I like the frames a lot. BUT, driving home in those glasses was not so cool. My distance vision was fuzzy, fuzzy. Oh well, I do remember that my doctor said it would take a little time for my eyes to adjust to the correction. Hopefully in a few days my vision will not be so shitty. Otherwise, these damn glasses have been a waste of $$$$. What's the good word Doc.


Cactus Jack 06 Jul 2018, 19:27

Bradley,

Not a Doctor nor do I play one on TV, nor do I pretend to be one here. My background is Electronic Engineering and Computers. Just had a lot of vision problems and was unsatisfied with the answers I was getting from ECPs. Read a lot and applied engineering principles to solving the problems. Did lots of industrial teaching and try to explain things so you understand.

I didn't mean to touch a nerve with the hair illustration about vanity and did not expect you to jump into the "deep end" with heavy black frames. BTW, I got a "haircut" today. White fringe around the edge and about 1/8 inch sparse brush on top. Been that way for about 15 years. Have to use sun screen or a hat to avoid UV exposure to keep from aggravating my actinic keratosis which can lead to much more serious things. As it is, my dermatologist sees me coming and gets out her liquid nitrogen "weapon".

You likely will not like wearing the +0.75 for distance until your Latent Hyperopia is resolved. We can talk about that after you get the glasses.

C.


Bradley 06 Jul 2018, 15:08

OK, Dr. Cactus, I ordered a pair of progressive glasses today. Heavy, black plastic frames so that all will know that I am not trying to hide the fact I need glasses. BTW, a few years ago I shaved my head so the no one would ever think I was into to combovers. So, there goes Bradley, the old man with the "bifocals" and no damn hair on his head.


Bradley 06 Jul 2018, 15:08

OK, Dr. Cactus, I ordered a pair of progressive glasses today. Heavy, black plastic frames so that all will know that I am not trying to hide the fact I need glasses. BTW, a few years ago I shaved my head so the no one would ever think I was into to combovers. So, there goes Bradley, the old man with the "bifocals" and no damn hair on his head.


Cactus Jack 04 Jul 2018, 09:56

Bradley,

Yes, really! It is true that you don't really NEED bifocals, yet, but they are VERY convenient and hard to misplace if you wear them all the time. They can be a little hard to find in stores, but you can get bifocal OTC reading glasses with no prescription in the distance part of the glasses and+2.25 in the reading segment.

You have got to get over this, very likely, vanity thing. Don't think for an instant that other people don't notice the constant glasses switching or holding things at arms length. In some ways, it is like a man who is loosing his hair, doing a "comb over" of his few remaining strands of hair, hoping no one will notice that he is becoming bald.

C.


Bradley 04 Jul 2018, 04:56

OK, I will admit that keeping up with my reading glasses is not easy. They are not always in the right place when I need to see clearly, especially when using my phone. Oh well, what the hell, I might be admitting that wearing bifocals are the way to go. Bifocals Bradley----really?


Charlie_Delta 02 Jul 2018, 15:56

Mel,

The only thing I'd add is that low-to-mild farsighted eyes CAN absolutely adjust into focus in these "early presbyopia" years. Probably impossible to do somewhere in the age of 50s or 60s when the eye's lens has hardened to the point it's no longer able to change its geometry (and therefore, sharpness of image received) in order to focus. The rate by which this happen varies, from what I have read. If your sister forgot her glasses and drove the kids home, I'm nearly certain you have no need to be concerned, based on (a) prescription strength and (b) my own experience. I'll be 42 in less than half a year and have almost the identical Rx as your sister. There have been rare occasions where I drove to the office wearing Rx sunglasses, only to realize upon arrival that I left regular (progressive) glasses at home. It's never been a four-alarm emergency that required me to drive home to get them -- just very uncomfortable and annoying. I can reel-in focus if I have to -- albeit with headaches. I think the same would be true if your sister forgot glasses.

Based on the above, the other obvious bit is that it's impossible to compare the hyperopic eye to the myopic eye. Nearsightedness is definitive in terms of what the eye can or can't see clearly (from what I read anyway) whereas farsightedness (aka longsightedness) isn't like that at all (under the caveat that the farsightedness and presbyopic "add" are both relatively mild.

Like I said, this applies to someone in early 40s but probably not so much in early 50s or 60s. Hope that helps.


SC 02 Jul 2018, 11:09

Mel,

It is really a matter of time...

If the reading add is +1.25 then she'll need to accommodate another +1.25 to read and +1.75 for small print so she can still accommodate for the distance of +1.25 without glasses

If she has got progressives the brain will gradually switch off and the accommodation will be lost - how fast really depends on how often she wears them but the process is addictive - the more you wear them, the more you need them and so it gets worse.

Typically the problem will be that if she wears them a lot for reading during the day (eg computer use), then just the occasional looking through the distance lens will quickly take its toll and you'll see her struggling in the evenings but have no problem in the mornings. For me this period was around 3 months so no need to cajole her now.


 01 Jul 2018, 23:08

Soundmanpuppet

I disagree with a +1.25 sphere in addition to any cyl, her distance vision is worse than 20/40. She NEEDS these glasses to drive.


Soundmanpt 29 Jun 2018, 16:51

Mel

Not knowing her complete prescription makes your question impossible to answer. A lot depends on what her astigmatism numbers are. Nt the axis numbers just the CYL numbers. If the +1.25 is just the SPH she has a slight need for reading glasses. Her distance should still be good enough that she should be able to pass the DMV drivers test without glasses. But if her CYL numbers are say -1.25 then that is effecting her distance vision enough to maybe cause her to need her glasses for driving. You really should have asked the optician to tell her that it would be advisable for her wear her glasses when she drives. They really should do that without you asking them to tell them.


Mel 29 Jun 2018, 14:57

Hello, I have a question about my sister's recent prescription -- whether she should be wearing them for distance, specifically for driving.

This is because we live near each other and take turns dropping and picking up our kids from school. I'm concerned about my kids' safety.

She just turned 42, first time in glasses, so I helped her pick them out. I saw her Rx, which I can mostly remember because the sphere and add numbers are all the same: +1.25. I can't remember the astigmatism numbers, but those boxes weren't empty.

When we went to pick them up, I quietly asked the optician whether she should wear her glasses for distance as my sister was walking around, trying them on for the first time. The optician said she really should, and specifically noted the astigmatism as well as the underlying farsightedness.

Any ideas? I've tried to encourage her to wear her glasses. They're actually quite stylish. Luckily she has succumbed to them for reading. I'm glad because earlier I would sometimes have to read things for her! However...I'm not seeing her keep them on consistently, not even for driving. She insists she can see fine.

I can't relate at all to her prescription because I'm pretty nearsighted. I don't have a choice--either glasses are on my face or contacts are in my eyes. I'm 39 and presbyopia hasn't yet arrived either. Our eyes couldn't be more different I suppose.


Bradley 28 Jun 2018, 19:17

Hey, right now the reading glasses are doing the job. I can see by the comments that I might soon bemwearing those damn bifocals----ok---I understand the day of bifocals might be coming soon. Check back with me in a few months and we shall see what the hell glasses I am wearing.


Boyce 28 Jun 2018, 07:58

Hi Bradley, I am a few years younger than you, but was also prescribed "bifocals" with a similar script. Had never worn glasses before. CJ is correct, presbyopia will make the bifocals/progressives a necessity. Let us know how it goes.


Cactus Jack 27 Jun 2018, 14:47

Bradley,

It is actually pretty common for the reasons I explained in my previous post. As long as you have enough Accommodation Range, you can do the +0.75 distance correction, internally, without being aware you are doing it. That is going to change as Presbyopia continues to creep up on you. Enjoy wearing the +2.25 OTC readers while you can.

C.


Bradley 27 Jun 2018, 04:46

Thanks Mr. Cactus. So far, the OTC readers are working well. Print is so dark and sharp when wearing the glasses. Also, I can again see clearly when looking at my phone screen. Not happy about wearing glasses, but it is my reality.

Still not clear why I would be given a +.75 for distance----I can see fine for distance. Just wondering why so many people have posted here that they never wore glasses and came out of the eye doc visit with bifocals for hyperopia and presbyopia.


Cactus Jack 25 Jun 2018, 21:47

Bradley,

Thanks for the prescription. The +0.75 means that you have mild Hyperopia or Farsightedness and you may have more that your first prescription indicates.

Lots of people have Hyperopia, but don't know they have it. In fact, they often feel like they have better than average vision. The reason is that Hyperopia is the ONLY refractive error that you can correct internally, using your Ciliary Muscles and Crystalline Lenses. The Ciliary Muscles and Crystalline Lenses are the active parts of your "Auto-Focus" system.

Hyperopia and Presbyopia and how they interact with each other can be rather mysterious, but to make things more mysterious and confusing, there is also a phenomenon called Latent (or "hidden") Hyperopia.

It is very likely that these three things working together are going to cause you to need some prescription changes much sooner than you expect as you Ciliary Muscles get used to having some of their work done for them.

But first, lets talk about Latent Hyperopia. It is very likely that you have been using your Ciliary Muscles, which are very tiny muscles inside your eyes that squeeze your Crystalline Lenses to increase their PLUS power, to compensate for your Hyperopia. When you do that for a long period, maybe years, Your Ciliary Muscles can get to the point where they have trouble relaxing. When you start wearing PLUS glasses, that reduces the need to squeeze the Crystalline Lenses so much and your Ciliary Muscles can start to slowly relax. As that occurs over a period of weeks, two things will happen: 1. You may need stronger reading glasses and you may notice that your distance vision is not as good as it was.

If, at that point, you got another eye exam, it is likely that you would need more PLUS for distance and maybe a small increase in the reading prescription. You may wish that you had not started using the reading glasses, but honestly, that would not have worked, because Presbyopia is creeping up on you and there is absolutely nothing you can do about that. It may take a few months for everything to stabilize and you could need a prescription change or two until it does.

The good news is that it will stabilize and while your Distance prescription will increase, it probably will not go over about +2.00, unless you have a lot of Latent Hyperopia, and your reading Add will probably not go over about +2.50, unless you like to do some very close work. Even then it is unlikely to exceed +3.00.

I think you should consider ordering some glasses with your full prescription from an online retailer, such as Zenni Optical. I think you will be surprised at the low cost, high quality, and how easy it is. We'll be happy to help.

May I ask where you live and your occupation?

C.


Bradley 25 Jun 2018, 14:33

Appreciate your thoughts Mr. Cactus. My prescription is +.75 add +1.50 for each eye. Not sure I understand fully why I need the +.75 for seeing at a distance.

Anyway, I picked up several pair of readers today-----+2.25.


Cactus Jack 25 Jun 2018, 09:39

Bradley,

Welcome to the club. Probably 99.9% of the human population of this planet have needed close focusing help at some point in their lives.

Bifocals were invented by Benjamin Franklin to solve the problem of misplacing reading glasses. If you are fortunate to be able to use Over the Counter (OTC) readers, you will need to find an inexpensive source. Ultimately, you will notice that you are constantly misplacing them or that they will never be where you are. The obvious solution to that is to buy many pairs and scatter them around your home and office. If you live in the US, many of the $1.00 stores offer very inexpensive OTC readers. If you need prescription readers, consider ordering from an online retailer such as Zenni Optical.

One nice thing about having reading glasses is that no one will notice that you can't see close things without them. Also, no one will notice that your arms have become too short for reading printed text. It will be your little secret. HA!

When you get tired of loosing your reading glasses or constantly swapping them, bifocals may begin to make sense for you. They are incredibly convenient, they are always handy and right where you need them. You might consider progressive "bifocals" if you are concerned about wearing a lined bifocal because of vanity issues. Both bifocals and progressives have pros and cons that depend to some extent on your visual environment. Some people have lined bifocals and trifocals for the work environment and progressives for social occasions.

Let us know if you have any other questions or comments.

C.


Bradley 25 Jun 2018, 05:04

Sorry about the typos in the previous posts. Have trouble seeing the damn keyboard on my phone. Anyway, going to get some over-the-counter readers today.


Bradley 24 Jun 2018, 12:33

I have been resisting/denying my need for reading glasses the past several years. Finally at age 48, I gave up. Couldn't read my phone, struggling at work without bright lights, and in sim light---no way. Just went to the eye doctor for rendering glasses and he prescribed bifocals----what the hell? After reading this thread, it looks like this happens to many others. Bifocals----not ready for that; not yet anyway


Nora 20 Jun 2018, 18:55

Weirdeyes

Mom must look like an insect in those plussies.


Weirdeyes 20 Jun 2018, 16:59

My mom finally got a good prescription. People kept giving her too low prescriptions like +1.25 that didnít work for her. So she was forced to wear OTC reading glasses. She generally wore +2.00 for distance and +3.00 for detailed work. Her new prescription is +2.25 with a +1.50 add. The autorefractor was +3.25 with -0.75 cyl, but on the actual exam she had no cyl at all.


Boyce 19 Jun 2018, 11:41

Just an update. Have been wearing glasses for hyperopia and presbyopia for about two weeks now. No longer having problems seeing at a distance while wearing the glasses. Also, items on TV are now a bit fuzzy if I do not wear my glasses. Up close vision very sharp with glasses and nearly impossible without. No more asking my partner to read the menu for me.


Soundmanpt 15 Jun 2018, 08:35

Not so sure about being full of myself but I have only posted as myself.


 15 Jun 2018, 08:25

nope - he didn't say that. Soundmanpt is so full of himself he only posts as himself


 14 Jun 2018, 20:50

Soundmanpt

Are you saying that you did not make that previous post, and will continue to post at Eyescene, but that you have been posting as Carrie?


Soundmanpt 14 Jun 2018, 06:34

Not me and NOT going to happen. I will be here until there is no more eyescene.


Soundmanpt 13 Jun 2018, 21:51

My postings as Carrie, and tales of my sexual escapades with my perverted friends and our glasses will end. I have had it with eyescene.


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