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Username Post: Bifocals        (Topic#325308)
rottiefan 
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02-06-13 09:16 PM - Post#4045880    

If you have them, are they lined or unlined? Like them?

 
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02-07-13 06:59 AM - Post#4045936    
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I don't but my hubby had to get glasses and he always had great vision. He went from no glasses to needing more than basic glasses. He got progressives and it took a long time for him to get used to them.

 
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02-07-13 08:27 AM - Post#4045950    
    In response to kaleidoscope

unlined

I've gotten used to them so I don't see a difference between the 2 areas. I still take the darned things off when I read the paper though as I see it better without them. LOL

 
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02-07-13 12:18 PM - Post#4046016    
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Tam, are Progressives the same as no line?

 
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02-07-13 01:56 PM - Post#4046040    
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No, not quite.

http://www.allaboutvision.com/lenses/progressives....

 
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02-07-13 02:05 PM - Post#4046042    
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I have bifocals, and they are progressive. I might have had a little trouble when I first started wearing them, but I don't remember them being that much of a problem. I pretty much adapted to them fairly quickly.

I read the link that Tam posted, and yep, that's exactly what I have!

 
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02-07-13 02:17 PM - Post#4046046    
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then you don't have 'bifocals' Virginia.

 
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02-07-13 02:19 PM - Post#4046048    
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BTW - it took my husband at least a good month and a half before he got used to them.

His getting glasses has been the biggest pita and drama queen scene ever!! then he had the NERVE to even bring up getting contacts. Oh hell to the no! I haven't been able to get them because of cost, I'll be d@mned if you're going to!!

 
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02-07-13 03:18 PM - Post#4046052    
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  • kaleidoscope Said:
then you don't have 'bifocals' Virginia.



Well, in a sense they are "bifocals". According to the link, progressives are a "no-line bifocal", but bifocals nevertheless. When someone asks, you wouldn't necessarily say, I have progressive lens. Unless they've talked to their eye dr. about it, they probably wouldn't know what you are talking about.

 
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02-07-13 03:44 PM - Post#4046058    
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Originally I had assumed progressive lenses meaning similar to what I got in contacts -- far in one eye and near in the other. Worked fine instead of bifocal contacts. Unfortunately I can't wear them any more as the distance between the 2 are too far.

 
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02-07-13 07:13 PM - Post#4046084    
    In response to Grandma to 3

Bifocals (progressive), LOVE THEM. I can see!

 
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02-07-13 07:23 PM - Post#4046088    
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I read, and I don't get what the difference is between progressives and no line...

 
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02-07-13 07:41 PM - Post#4046104    
    In response to rottiefan

no line has no visible line but there's still a clear differentiation between 2 lenses.
Progressives are not quite bifocals because in between those two you actually have multiple lens powers in order to progress from one to the other.

Bifocal = far and near
progressive = far, intermediate, and near



 
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02-07-13 07:51 PM - Post#4046108    
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Now I would have called that 2nd one trifocals.


 
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02-07-13 07:56 PM - Post#4046110    
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well, that's just an easy explanation. I think that 'intermediate' in progressives are a small gradient/transitional section.

 
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02-07-13 10:59 PM - Post#4046130    
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So all Progressives have 3 lens powers no matter if they're bi-focal or tri-focal? Or would bi-focals have 2 or no, they have to have the 3 to be called Progressives.

 
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02-08-13 08:18 AM - Post#4046160    
    In response to rottiefan

technically they would have more than 2 because they transition from one to the other.

 
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02-08-13 10:27 AM - Post#4046202    
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I think I got it.

 
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02-08-13 03:23 PM - Post#4046260    
    In response to rottiefan

I got bifocals around 1995, and I never did have the kind with the line. I don't believe they called them progressive til later. Like the link Tam posted explains, in the "bifocal" area, if you move your eyes to the side, everything is blurred, you have to actually move your head. With the progressives, they have widened that area, so you don't notice the blurriness as much.

After wearing "bifocals" this many years, with every new prescription I get, I don't have problems anymore, unless the frames aren't adjusted right. When they adjust the frames, they mark the lense with dots to line up the precription with your eyes.

 
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02-08-13 05:29 PM - Post#4046264    
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So Progressives have less of a noticeable jump from the top lens to the bifocal part?

 
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