Friday, April 2, 2010

Progressive Spectacles

Another sign that I am getting older. At my last eye doctor visit, it was decided that I needed help with both distance and things that are close. Some of my friends had the progressive glasses so that seemed like the route I wanted to go as well. They filled me in on some of the helpful hints as it can take a little while to get used to them.

I picked them up last weekend. It really didn't take long for me to get used to them. I had a minor adjustment when I went to work Monday morning with transitioning between the paper and computer screen, but they had been really great until Thursday.

On Thursday, I got hit with a nice Migraine. This Migraine also brought about a very tough time with the progressive glasses. I felt like I just couldn't get them right. I really didn't want to go back to my old glasses because my prescription had changed enough plus they tell you its better not to go back to regular glasses.

I think on non-Migraine days the progressives were fine. But if I have a Migraine, I'm concerned that I'm going to keep having problems with them or is this just part of the my getting used to progressive lenses phase? I am better with the glasses today, but still not back to where I was yet. It could be because my brain is not functioning like it should yet.

Do you have any experience with progressive glasses and how your Migraines are with them?


WinnyNinny PooPoo said...

I couldn't wear them when I was still migraining about 15 years ago I tried them. I thought they actually made things worse - I think it is because of the difference in how you turn your head/move your eyes. I got really nauseous easily anyway, and seasick is how they made me feel. Went back to old fashioned bifocals and reading glasses....

MigrainePuppet said...

They were good all week until Thursday and then I needed to take my time getting used to them again on Friday. My friends all told me that I need to look with my nose and not move my eyes to where I want to see. I know I need to be cautious about the nauseous thing too. Thanks for your experience Winny!