Sunday, August 05, 2007

Struggling to see

I must admit that I am getting old! I have been trying to get used to my new bifocals, or "progressive lenses" as they are called now, for two weeks. It has been a real struggle and I am ready to give up on them. I don't know what my options are in terms of returning glasses that I can't see through! However, there does seem to be a very small spot, that when/if I am lucky enough to find it, provides me with perfect vision!
I have been slowly working away on my Journey of a Quilter stitchery, but finding it difficult because I am trying to force myself to adjust to these glasses, and most of the time I can't see the stitches. How ironic that I am stitching the "Give Thanks" block while not feeling thankful at all!!


9 comments:

Quilting Kim said...

You will get used to those "progressive lenses", but keep going back until they get them right. You need to be a happy customer. Great job on the Journey of a Quilter blocks. I'm wearing down and may just have to get that one, too.

swooze said...

Go back until they get them where they are usable for you. I catch myself looking under my glasses now.

Connie W said...

Again parallel themes for us. I've been in bifocals for several years but just ordered a new pair and am now waiting for the call that they're in. I expect a period of adjusting to the new lens as well. It's been two years and my optometrist told me I had changed in both eyes. I hope I can focus to do my Journey of a Quilter stitchery. :)

paula, the quilter said...

I had a pair of progressive lenses in which the size of the top and bottom were switched. Imagine that little dot of space that you sometimes find in your glasses for reading up at the top in the distance viewing portion! Ugh. I had to pull my glasses to the end of my nose to drive. Not good. The technician at the dr office wouldn't fess up to making a mistake and they wouldn't change them. Double ugh. I told them that they just lost me as a customer and I wouldn't recommend them to anyone and took my business elsewhere (and started over, *sigh*). Good luck.

sewnut said...

progressive bifocals, ugh. I have been wearing them for a few years now- this is my second pair and the area for reading is definately not big enough. The Optometrist said that they actually phase in 3 areas for viewing: distance, reading and computer work.
I still have to take them off to thread a needle.

Sweet P said...

I have progressive lenses too. I got them two years ago and it took a little time to get used to them. I do need a check-up though. I'm starting to use the reading part more and more.

Nicole and Phil said...

YOur quilting is looking terrific! It's been awhile since I popped in to see you! Good Luck with the new specs...I am told they do take awhile to get used to...I hope they improve!

Juliann in WA said...

Same problem here with the progressives. I am ready to go to a seperate pair of reading glasses just for quilting and stitchery. I can read without my glasses most of the time - need the correction for distance - but when evening rolls around, I am having more and more problems seeing well.
You have been busy - your 365 blocks are looking great.

Nan said...

I have found you through Darlene, but just had to comment on your problems with the progressive lenses. I have had regular lined bifocals and the progressive. I tried progressive because I didn't want the lines in my glasses. I like them very well, just not for close work. I have a pair of lined bifocals that I use for machine or hand-sewing, and they work much better for me. I still love my progressive lenses for everyday - just call me vain! LOL!
Then again, your progressives may not be correctly made. Don't be afraid to take them back if you think that's the case. Good luck to you - I definitely understand your frustration!