Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Works for me! Trifocals



These are my glasses and do they ever make my life easier! I have an astigmatism, but could always see pretty much okay without my glasses. Then I got old.....er, or rather my eyes got old and I couldn't read without glasses. So I first got some with bifocals. Those worked great! I could see really clearly, you know like seeing the individual leaves on trees and they made reading my tiny bible print super clear. It was fabulous!

Then, I noticed that when using the computer at work for the spreadsheets became more and more difficult to see clearly. I had a 19" flat panel and it didn't matter where on my desk it was, I was straining to see it, except if I brought it close to my face and tilted my head up so I could look at it thru the bifocals. That gave me neck problems after a while.

Then it was time to see the optometrist again for a check up. I told him my troubles with the computer screen and he said he had the solution, trifocals. He asked me if I wanted the blended lenses, but recommended the cut lenses for the first time user of trifocals. I got them, put them on and couldn't wait to get back to work to try them out. What a great invention--trifocals--they were made for computer work.

I have a friend who refuses to buy glasses. He cannot read any small print and uses whoever is near to read for him. He just bought a huge computer monitor and has the print as big as it will go. If he must read something and no one is around, he has a pair of his mother's reading glasses that he puts on, or if the print is very small, he uses a magnafying glass he keeps on the desk. One of my aunts never wore her glasses except when she was alone. Is it vanity or do they just hate something sitting on their nose? I never could figure that one out.

5 comments:

janice said...

gotta have those one day I guess. I just had eye surgery and now I can SEE!! it is so great. I have always had terrible vision and could barely see without my glasses and contacts in.

Mama Duck said...

Great post ;).

Carol said...

You just told the story of my astigmatic eyes. A few weeks ago it was (way past) time for the annual (like every few years) eye exam. This doc recommended contacts because I have trouble with glare when I'm on stage - it's like everything gets all clouded up with the bright lights. Now, I haven't had any luck at all with contacts since the hard ones back in college - read: dinosarus and mastadons, okay? But he assured me there's a new kind perfect for my eyes. We'd just do the monovision thing and no problem!

Today, I walked out with the FOURTH pair of trial lenses. We just can't seem to get it right.

You know, I like trifocals. A lot. I'm not at all vain about wearing glasses. I just need to see when I'm on stage. There must be a workable solution.

eph2810 said...

I have to say that since I have my LCD monitor - I can see oh so clearly now. But we usually don't have a choice with the work computers...I am glad the trifocals work for your.

Chris said...

I fear 'tis vanity raising its ugly head...