Progressive Lenses

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Lilysmomma's Comment
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Hello and hope everyone had a Merry Christmas! I have a question about progressive lenses and am wondering if they are working well for the truckers out there or not working so well? I myself only wear bi focals and have 20 20 vision on top. I am thinking of getting the progressive lens to be able to wear sunglasses and also have the benefit of bifocals. I don't like the idea of having to reach for or find my bi focals all the time, or wear a chain with glasses around my neck. How are they working for you? Do you like them? Do they stay dark when you need them? Just wondering on your thoughts about this?

Thank You so much!

Lilysmomma

Pat M.'s Comment
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I had some years ago and I found that they stayed too dark when I needed them clear. They never really got clear like glass. Now I need mine for distance, and you seem to need them for reading? Is that correct? If that were the case then I would just get some sunglasses or even some clip on sunglasses for your current set.

If it were me and you do not need them for distance but do need them to read the dash, I would have a set of clear and a set of sunglasses and skip the transition lenses. That is just my personal preference though.

Lilysmomma's Comment
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I like your idea about the clip ons but I am trying to stay away from two sets of glasses.. too much to mess with.. I am wondering about a regular pair of sunglasses with the bi focal in them, maybe?? Not sure on that... Right now I have a regular pair of glasses with the bi focal in them and wear them all the time and not when I go out somewhere.. I was just hoping for a better way, to keep my eyes from the glare and sun and have the glasses adjust themselves to help me see the best at a distance and be safe also..

I had some years ago and I found that they stayed too dark when I needed them clear. They never really got clear like glass. Now I need mine for distance, and you seem to need them for reading? Is that correct? If that were the case then I would just get some sunglasses or even some clip on sunglasses for your current set.

If it were me and you do not need them for distance but do need them to read the dash, I would have a set of clear and a set of sunglasses and skip the transition lenses. That is just my personal preference though.

Greg S.'s Comment
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Hello and hope everyone had a Merry Christmas! I have a question about progressive lenses and am wondering if they are working well for the truckers out there or not working so well? I myself only wear bi focals and have 20 20 vision on top. I am thinking of getting the progressive lens to be able to wear sunglasses and also have the benefit of bifocals. I don't like the idea of having to reach for or find my bi focals all the time, or wear a chain with glasses around my neck. How are they working for you? Do you like them? Do they stay dark when you need them? Just wondering on your thoughts about this?

Thank You so much!

Lilysmomma

In regard to using a bifocal sunglasses I have a pair myself. I do like them when working outside but find myself using the clip ons when driving. My distant and near vision are not too far off and so while driving I have no problem with looking at the dash and outside. The clip ons are not hard to keep up with and they were cheap. In fact I got mine from a SAMs club but they are available at many retail outlets. We all know too well how expensive prescription glasses are and so the clip ons are a way to start out and then move to the other if you do not like them. Also when the skies go from sunny to cloudy it's easy to change between the rather than look for the other pair. Just my two cents.

Greg S.'s Comment
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Hello and hope everyone had a Merry Christmas! I have a question about progressive lenses and am wondering if they are working well for the truckers out there or not working so well? I myself only wear bi focals and have 20 20 vision on top. I am thinking of getting the progressive lens to be able to wear sunglasses and also have the benefit of bifocals. I don't like the idea of having to reach for or find my bi focals all the time, or wear a chain with glasses around my neck. How are they working for you? Do you like them? Do they stay dark when you need them? Just wondering on your thoughts about this?

Thank You so much!

Lilysmomma

One more thing. Transition lenses dont work inside the car. They are activated by uv rays so you would still need another pair of sunglasses or clip ons any ways. I had a terrible experience with transitions and will never go back to them again.

Lilysmomma's Comment
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Thank You all for your comments and ideas! I greatly appreciate it!

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Hello and hope everyone had a Merry Christmas! I have a question about progressive lenses and am wondering if they are working well for the truckers out there or not working so well? I myself only wear bi focals and have 20 20 vision on top. I am thinking of getting the progressive lens to be able to wear sunglasses and also have the benefit of bifocals. I don't like the idea of having to reach for or find my bi focals all the time, or wear a chain with glasses around my neck. How are they working for you? Do you like them? Do they stay dark when you need them? Just wondering on your thoughts about this?

Thank You so much!

Lilysmomma

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One more thing. Transition lenses dont work inside the car. They are activated by uv rays so you would still need another pair of sunglasses or clip ons any ways. I had a terrible experience with transitions and will never go back to them again.

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Hello and hope everyone had a Merry Christmas! I have a question about progressive lenses and am wondering if they are working well for the truckers out there or not working so well? I myself only wear bi focals and have 20 20 vision on top. I am thinking of getting the progressive lens to be able to wear sunglasses and also have the benefit of bifocals. I don't like the idea of having to reach for or find my bi focals all the time, or wear a chain with glasses around my neck. How are they working for you? Do you like them? Do they stay dark when you need them? Just wondering on your thoughts about this?

Thank You so much!

Lilysmomma

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One more thing. Transition lenses dont work inside the car. They are activated by uv rays so you would still need another pair of sunglasses or clip ons any ways. I had a terrible experience with transitions and will never go back to them again.

Nothing about glasses . . . just, Greg, that is one creepy photo . . . I have to scroll the page every time it shows up and that makes it hard to read what you write . . .

Jopa

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Lilysmomma's Comment
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Yes, Greg, that is a strange looking Avatar!! LOL!!! kind of creeeepy!!! embarrassed.gif

Hello and hope everyone had a Merry Christmas! I have a question about progressive lenses and am wondering if they are working well for the truckers out there or not working so well? I myself only wear bi focals and have 20 20 vision on top. I am thinking of getting the progressive lens to be able to wear sunglasses and also have the benefit of bifocals. I don't like the idea of having to reach for or find my bi focals all the time, or wear a chain with glasses around my neck. How are they working for you? Do you like them? Do they stay dark when you need them? Just wondering on your thoughts about this?

Thank You so much!

Lilysmomma

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One more thing. Transition lenses dont work inside the car. They are activated by uv rays so you would still need another pair of sunglasses or clip ons any ways. I had a terrible experience with transitions and will never go back to them again.

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Nothing about glasses . . . just, Greg, that is one creepy photo . . . I have to scroll the page every time it shows up and that makes it hard to read what you write . . .

Jopa

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Greg S.'s Comment
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This is what my dog looked like before i got glasses. Just kidding. I used to have a rottweiler and one of my friends sent me this picture as a joke. i loved it so much i still use it to this day. But no worries. I am heading out to Prime this coming friday and start on the 5th of Jan my new career in trucking. I have my permit and studying my brains out in preparation for the training at the company. Once i complete my training and am a rookie solo driver i promise you a more relevant avatar. Thanks for the feedback. Wish all of you a happy new year.

Lilysmomma's Comment
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That so funny!!! I had to look twice at that!! And laughed so hard!! I would just keep your Avatar and see how many more comments you get on it! LOL!!

Love it!

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