I am 49 and got my first pair of prescription progressives in Nov. 2015. I went back to LensCrafters 5 or 6 times because I was having a hard time with computer use at arms length and with reading. I got the glasses
to use at work. I look between two monitors 10 hours per day, keyboard, and occasionally use the phone. LensCrafters finally suggested that I use a cheap pair of readers to use while I'm at work and suggested I get my prescription checked. The cheap readers didn't appeal to me as that was why I got glasses in the first place to use at work. Here's a little history:
(I saw two different eye doctors
in this order. (sq?) looks like squared in math.)
Eye exam 12/30/13 w/Dr. #1:O.D. plano -50 Cylindrical 88 Axis
O.S. plano -50 Cylindrical 85 Axis
(no glasses made, went with readers +150)
Eye exam 7/11/15 w/Dr. #2: O.D -.50(sq?)-.50x91
Add +1.75 or 2 prs.
(Progressives made 4 months later 11/16)
Eye exam 2/9/16 w/Dr. #1:O.D. plano -.75 cyl. 100 axis
O.S. plano -50 cyl. 91 axis
+200 Vision 20/20
Eye exam 2/18/16 w/Dr. #2: O.D -.25(sq?) -.75x100
O.S. pl(sq) -.50x90 (# ***** something?)
add +2.0 or***** #1 on 2/9/16 thinks Dr. #2 got the prescription wrong on 7/11/16.
Dr. #2 says the reading portion of my glasses is way too small to be useful and I have a big enough frame. Both eye doctors agree progressives are a bad choice for looking between two monitors all day. All I know is the distance is fine, intermediate doesn't work, and I have to tip my head way back to read and still hold things out further. It's impossible to use them on my computer. Any ideas?