Thursday, April 28, 2016
For more than ten years I have worn the same pair of eye glasses. There were changes in my prescription but they were minor and I was happy with the quality of my vision. This year the doctor felt I really should update so in February I got new glasses.
It's more than two months now and I'm still very unhappy with them. The distance part of the progressive lens works fine but I cannot clearly see the items on the grocery shelf or the computer screen with any part of the lenses. I never wear my glasses for reading anyway so I don't know why I bother with the (expensive) progressive lenses. The result is that I wear the new glasses when I'm leaving home but around the apartment I wear my old glasses.
The other issue I have is with the transitional lenses. They told me they no longer make clip on sunglasses to match the frames so I agreed to the transitional lenses since I did not want to have an entirely separate pair of prescription sun glasses. They're OK for outside but when I go inside they take a very long time to go clear again and I find that so very annoying. Aside from seeing clearly I think people look stupid wearing dark glasses when they're inside.
So many hundreds of dollars later I have new glasses that I don't like.
This seems to happen to me a lot lately. I buy something new and I'm disappointed in it and it is less functional than what I bought it to replace.
Or maybe I'm just old.