My eye sight has changed and I need prescription glasses. I would like to know if I should get lined bifocals or progressive lenses?
I’ve been wearing progressive lenses for years now. I required no adjustment. I just put them on and was good to go. You’ll learn quickly ever to position your head/eyes to learn what part of the lens to look through. On the other hand my wife had to adjust to them whilst going down steps. The lenses are costly though. I never wore conventional bifocals so cant help you there.My eye sight has changed and I need prescription glasses. I would like to know if I should get lined bifocals or progressive lenses?
This was my experience almost exactly, except it wasn't six months ago, it was fifteen years ago. It took me a week or so to get used to them enough that I felt comfortable driving with them and didn't have to be deliberate about going down stairs. Other than that short break-in period, they've been fine.I've never had lined bifocals. Never needed glasses at all until I was in my early 40's and I was able to get by with readers for a few years after that. Finally got some progressives about 6 months ago. They took a little getting used to. I walked right off a curb without seeing it and fell on my face the first day I had them so be careful at first. But once you get used to them, they definitely make life a little easier.
You would be well advised to follow the recommendations of your eye doctor. If you are using old prescriptions in those glasses as you say, and your eyes have likely changed prescription since then, possibly drastically, by using the old glasses you are causing your eyes to strain which can have a negative effect on your eyesight in general.In my 70's. Despite eye docs telling me for 20 years that when my eyes get bad enough, they'll adjust to bifocal or progressive, I was never able to adjust. Tried and hated both. My last eye exam was 2 years ago and she suggested 3 pair (1 for reading, 1 for pc and one for distance). I never filled that prescription. I wear scratched up reading glasses from 12 years ago for pc work, reading glasses from 8 years ago for reading and none for distance. Reading especially sucks, so it's almost time to give in and finally get some decent glasses. Driving isn't a problem yet, but new pc and reading glasses would help.