Thu, Apr 28, 2005, 5:31pm (EDT+4) firstname.lastname@example.org (CW) says:
Tried them. Hate them. My optometrist says that about twenty five
percent of people can't (or won't) get used to them, including him.
All I's got is bifocals. Years back regular glasse worked great
for me. Then got an eye problem and two eye doctors agreed it would be
solved with bifocals. All it did was make me need bifocals.
When they first gave me bifocals, they had a little area, toward the
bottom, move your head any at all, and lost focus. Plus, had to tilt my
head waaay back to be in focus to read, resulting in sore neck. So I
had 'em put the bifocal area from the bottom up to almost the center of
the glasses. Works like a charm. When I'm reading, just look down, and
in focus. Look straight ahead for anything else. But, If I'm looking
at anything real close, 6" or so and less, do best by taking the glasses
off. Or, I can use a magnifying glass or loupe.
I'm thinking if they claimed I needed trifocals, I'd opt for an
extra pair of glasses for whatever the extra was for. But, I'm thinking
bifocals will suffice, and I'll stick with magnifiers for really close
work. Good for burning ants too.
A highbrow is a person educated beyond his intelligence.
- Brander Matthews