I have been lurking on this list for a couple of days after adding an E-510
to my camera stable. I may not be much help, but, not having tried them
myself, I will contribute that I have been told by family members who have
tried progressive lenses that they are often very hard to become accustomed
to. Did you consider regular bifocals?
Tullahoma, TN USA
----- Original Message -----
From: "Doug" <doug9345@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Saturday, April 26, 2008 11:16 AM
Subject: [OM] OT Eyeglasses
> I need some advice. After 12 years with the same pair of glasses I've had
> replace them. It's not that the distance prescription is very far off,
> that the lenses and frames are so beat up that they're no longer useable.
> Additionally I'm 47 and need different glasses for close up work.
> The question I have is how did you find a good optometrist and optician. I
> went to a chain (America's Best) with the idea that they'd be inexpensive
> enough that I could do some experimenting. I didn't expect miracles. I
> expected to have some assemble line feel to it and that the frames would
> be the top of the line and so forth. The experience turned out to be just
> awful. I liken them a vendor that has a very limiting knowledge of
> photography and a line of fairly good looking but so-so performing PS
> cameras calling themselves a camera store. The masses who have limited
> and demands would be happy.
> The problem is that I need a fairly strong prescription both in spherical
> cylinder and I'm very sensitive to distortion. I'm sensitive enough that
> one of the things for in the windshield that I check. In fact it's one of
> only two must haves in a vehicle. The windshield must be low enough in
> distortion and the seats must be comfortable, all else is negotiable in
> America's Best put me in a pair of progressive bifocals which were the
> things I've ever delt with. I didn't think I was going to live long enough
> adjust with them.
> While I'm price sensitive I'm willing to pay for quality work as long as
> it is
> quality work and It's doesn't cross over into becoming a sucker. Thanks in
> advance. -Doug
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