I need glasses; mostly close-up correction, maybe slight correction for distance. I had progressive lenses before and had a hard time getting used to them. The reading area seemed small. Somebody recommended digital lenses to me. What optical/eyeglass shops do people recommend that have those? Thanks.
I've been using progressives for years - buy some bi-focals to get used to the idea that you need to move your eyes down for closeup work, and up for long distance. And, if you're using a computer a lot, buy some computer glasses - the upper part is set to the computer screen distance, and the lower part to the keyboard.
From a VSP website: ( digital just means they measure your eyeball focal distances with a computer before they create the lens)
Hi there. The raw material itself is not different; it’s how the material is made into your prescription. By digitally measuring and matching to your eyes and face, the prescription is placed exactly how your eyes need them to see their best. -David, VSP
My sweetie got some awesome frames from Warby Parker, after using the their home try-on feature for free. He ended up getting lenses put in by his eye doctor, mostly because his prescription is crazy high. But the frames are really high quality and the cost, especially if you get lenses from them, is soooo affordable.
I have progressive lenses that I got from Costco. They took about a week to get used to and being Costco, there were inexpensive!
I did end up going to Costco and ordered my glasses. The optician (Dr. Currie - the eye doc next door) there hadn't heard of "digital" progressive lenses and argued with me. But the glasses folks in the store knew about them. Apparently they have a larger reading area and better peripheral vision. So that's what I got. Looking forward to being able to wear one pair of glasses for everything.
If speed and same day service is not of the essence, Sears is a great place to go for any kind of eyewear. Prices are low, inexpensive but reasonably stylish frames are available. They take about 2 weeks. I am diabetic, so I need to get my prescriptions from an ophthalmologist, and they only have optometrists at Sears. However, what I do is get the prescriptions from my ophthalmologist and then take them to Sears. I am a Costco member, but I don't shop there for glasses because they told me they refuse to bill insurance. They only want to deal with directly paying customers. Sears accepts my insurance.