Please help me understand, and perhaps learn to tolerate, my new progressive lenses.
October 6, 2011 3:03 PM Subscribe
Please help me understand my new progressive lenses.
posted by DMelanogaster to Shopping (21 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I just got new glasses with progressive lenses. I tried progressives about ten years ago and didn't like them, but the glasses man told me this was more advanced technology, so I sprang for them. He showed me information from the lens company that showed very little distortion around the edges -- which was my problem the first time.
However, I'm having a lot of trouble getting used to them. If I'm looking directly into the glasses, but a little to the side, my vision is fuzzy. I have to hit just the exact right middle spot to see completely clearly.
Also I feel that the reading part isn't expansive enough -- that is, I feel that there is just a little strip at the bottom where I can read clearly. And I'm not seeing that there is a middle distance area, although there really has to be.
My main problem with this is interpersonal. I feel that the optician, although nice, was kind of pressuring and I have that "afraid" feeling about taking them back, and that he won't do anything about it. After all, the glasses are made. I doubt he would offer to remake them. There was something about our interaction that made me feel I was being "picky" in my trying on a lot of frames, although I really don't think I did try on that many. Also, I asked a lot of questions and was somewhat "negative" about trying progressives again, making him "work" to get me to buy them. (I've had this feeling before in other contexts -- that I"m kind of "eccentric" and "intense" and "worry too much" whereas other, "normal" people would be more calm about their purchase interactions, whether they actually, ultimately buy the items, or not.)
This is a very expensive purchase, as you can imagine, and I'm not happy. Should I be giving them more time to get used to them before I go back to the place? (I guess that last sentence was the actual heart of my question). I got them in New York City at a place called Moscot on the Lower East Side where I"ve gotten all my glasses for about 20 years and which prides itself on its excellent family-run service.