Progressive Lenses for Computer Work....?

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by fab5freddy, Jan 31, 2008.

  1. fab5freddy macrumors 65816


    Jan 21, 2007
    Heaven or Hell
    I am about to get some progressive lens glasses for my computer work, reading small file names etc....., and then looking up to see people...,

    Can anyone recommend a good place to get my eye exam in New York City ?

    Is Lenscrafters any good, even though they are big ?

    thanks for any advice...!
  2. smokeyrabbit macrumors 6502

    May 19, 2005
    Escape from New England
    Lenscrafters has become more of a premium store, not a discount store. They are owned by Luxottica, who also own EyeMed (vision insurance), and about half of the frame companies. Their frames are typically good quality, but most are made in China now rather than Italy. There are 2 types of progressives used for computer work, a true progressive and a near variable focus. A progressive will give you a smaller area to see through the lens, but allow you to see at all distances. A near variable focus lens will give you a much wider viewing area, but is restricted to intermediate and near (about 6 feet and closer).
  3. apsterling macrumors 6502a


    Nov 24, 2007
    I got my progressives (only 15 year old I know with frakkin' bifocals) at Pearlevision, and they're nice and (relatively) thin, light, and they work.

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