I have developed a new theory. Eye doctors are in cahoots with chiropractors. Sounds weird at first glance, huh? Believe me, it’s true. You see, I am the new owner of a pair of progressive lens sunglasses. Sounds pretty nifty, right? It is not. Trust me.
Notice in the picture that your distance vision is at the top of the lens. Intermediate vision (like to see a computer screen or things at that distance) is in the middle, but not across the whole lens, just in the center – this is important. Finally, near vision is at the bottom of the lens, again, not across the whole lens, just in the center.
The result of having these areas of vision in eyeglasses is that I have turned into a bobble-head doll driving down a bumpy road. I have to move my head all around to find the part of the lens I need to look out to see what I am trying to see. The technician in the eye doctor’s office told me to “point your nose at what I want to look at”. Really? Are you serious?
In order to see distance while driving I have to drop my head down to look out the top portion of the lens. And heaven forbid I have to use my side view mirrors. Keep in mind they are lower, so I have to look down to be able to access the correct area of vision (intermediate) to see in my side view mirrors. Not only that, I have to completely turn my head because the way the lenses are designed I have no peripheral vision.
They insist I try them for two weeks and if I still don’t like them they will switch the lenses out for bifocals. I have placed the glasses in the lovely case they came in and there they will sit until the two week trial period is up. As for all the trial and error with these glasses, they have left me with a big pain in the neck. I guess it’s time to call the chiropractor.
Pressed Leaf Star Garland
11 months ago