Are Your Glasses Trying to Do Too Much?

Maybe there are days when you find yourself rhyming with Dr. Seuss concerning those expensive new progressive or no-line bifocals.

I do not like them in a box.
I do not like them with a fox
I do not like them in a house
I do not like them with a mouse
I do not like them here or there.
I do not like them anywhere.

Maybe every line does not apply to you, but for many of you with moderate to advanced difficulty with near-focusing, the first sentence seems close, you feel like suddenly your visual world has many limitations. Maybe you feel like you are confined by your new glasses.

Personally, I do not like my progressives in a house, at work, during sports. I only like them when they are sitting on a shelf. Perhaps I'm being a little harsh; when I was younger and only had mild near-focusing problems my progressives performed the way I needed them to.

The average American works behind a computer six hours a day, and the world's most advanced progressive lens designers clearly educated eye care professionals that progressives are designed for only limited computer usage.

Standard progressive lenses require many to tilt their head for near viewing, tilt their head for going down stairs, and even tilt their head to watch TV.
Hoya Tact computer lenses can be used for many visual tasks that require a high level of attention to near-detail, while providing a greatly improved level of relaxation. Yes, I love my Tact lenses in my house.

For those of you challenged with new glasses and having to adapt to a new world, consider enhancing your visual performance with lenses designed for the task you need to complete. Hoya sync lenses were introduced in my last post, my preferred outdoor lens. When I still controlled my focusing at near, a single vision lens did it all, and performed well. Maybe if all I needed to do was stare at a mouse real close, a single vision lens could still be the right solution.

Maybe this will be a new concept for some, but yes,

there are glasses for living in a house
there are different glasses for looking at a mouse
glasses for indoors
glasses for outdoors
glasses that make you feel like a fox
that let you step outside your box.

Hoya Tact indoor lenses for here, Hoya Sync outdoor lenses for over there.


--Written by Dr. Norman Brandon

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