Thursday, September 20, 2007

Do you get used to glasses?

I picked up my "seamless" bi-focals today. They worked fine in the shop; but they are a little odd, since then.

Apparently, my head moves--more than I knew--because when my head moves, what I see, changes. And I now have to get used to holding my head a certain way to see things.

One gets used to this?

17 comments:

Anna said...

I don't remember having any problems getting used to them. (I'm now on my 3rd prescription for them).

Grin, try taking a company physical with them. Bending to get the best part of your far vision at the level of the smallest print.

Kat said...

yes.

Just think of it as time off purgatory... only a few seconds but time is time...

:)

Anonymous said...

Some people don't get used to them. I was one.

Remember to watch it on stairs and curbs, esp. out in public where many stairsteps are irregular and your feet don't automatically hit the right place.

Good luck! You'll probably know within just a few weeks if you're going to get used to them - or not!

Annie

Father Kyle said...

Father, I think you are getting old! By the way, you got a reference over at my place

meinsouth said...

Just be careful, Father. My husband had his other glasses for backup when it got really frustrating.

Sara said...

Eventually--it took me six months to figure out how to use them.

I second the advice to watch out on steps and curbs. I about killed myself more than once.

Joe said...

I just carry one pair each. It's easier.

-J.

Ian said...

I tried the seamless bifocal approach and couldn't get used to them so I traded them in for some glasses I just use when working on the computer. That has been fine.

Dad29 said...

You get used to it.

You also wind up with a crick in your neck--because the screen of your computer is just a LITTLE higher than is ideal.

barbfromcincy said...

I got progressive lenses (seamless trifocals) about 6 weeks ago...it's taken a while but I am getting used to them...I'm not saying I like them much, but it is getting better. The dern things were so expensive, that I told myself I will get used to them....
Hope you do too.

T.O. said...

Absolutely. You'll be perfect in 3-4 days.

cjmr said...

You get used to them. But you may also need to adjust your desk chair or get a new desk chair because you have to strain to an uncomfortable angle to read your computer screen or papers on your desk.

Mrs Jackie Parkes MJ said...

Hate it! Detest it! Don't like it!Can't get used to them..separate for reading & distance. can't work out how i could see fine for 40 years & these last 5 i need glasses!Is it the shape of things to come?lol

Anonymous said...

Everytime I am irritated by my eyeglasses, I try to thank God for the excellent vision I enjoyed during my first forty years of life. Deo Gratias! When that doesn't 'take' I try to turn my mind to all the problems one could have for which there is not such a relatively easy solution. After that I mutter about the glasses and throw myself on the mercy of God.
As to your exact question - I never could get used to the 'no-liners' and went with the lined bifocals. God bless you O-O

Jean M. Heimann said...

I am on my third pair of no - line bifocals. I am near-sighted and always take them off for reading with the exception of when I work on the computer. I can see much better close-up without them. At Mass, I am constantly removing my glasses for reading the missalette and the hymnal, but then have to put them back on if I want to see more than a foot in front of me. They also have bifocal contacts now, too, if the glasses don't work out.

My husband's bifocals seem to work fine for him and he doesn't have the on - off problem that I do. Most people I know get used to them within a few days.

Stephen M. Collins said...

Hi Father.
I'm sure you will get used to your new glasses. I just got a new pair myself - the first in well over 10 years. Now, my Father was an optometrist, and I used to work for him weekends when I was in high school - so I know what I want. My new optometrist highly recommended "progressive" bifocals. She made very good arguments for them. Then I took the Rx to my optician who pointed out that, while my current regular bifocals are the maximum 35mm wide, the progressive bifocal area would be only 15mm wide, and the lens area on either side would be "no man's land". Playing the organ, and having very good periferal vision, I opted for a new pair of regular bifocals. Maybe it show that I am ultra-conservative in even more ways!

Fr. Larry Gearhart said...

There were two things I never got used to with glasses. I never got used to wearing them all the time, because I never got a pair that fit perfectly.

I never got used to the fact that I kept losing them or leaving them at distant locations.

When I tested fine without glasses at the Drivers' License Bureau, I decided to do without multi-focals and stick with cheap, non-prescription reading glasses.

I got used to the financial outlay difference very quickly.