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Do you have multifocal specs ?

Day 2 of wearing my new ones and I find it strange looking at a round plate (or anything else round) and suddenly with a slight move of the head upwards it becomes oval, is this normal?
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Took me a couple of days getting used to my vari focals.
Well worth it rather than faffing about with reading and driving glasses.
It takes the brain a while to adjust providing they have been made well to suit your eyes.
Wife got a cheapo pair from the net, not so good, she went back to Specsavers.

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I have worn varifocal specs for over forty years and yes you do get slight distortion but your brain soon learns to ignore this the worst i find is going down steps but you soon learn to take care
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Yep Jan.

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I must admit already sometimes I forget I have them on so I guess your right my brain has to get used to them.

My poor old brain never worked as hard as it does now.
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I have seen so many people fall over due to wearing them that I would never have them. I watched my mother trying to focus on the kerb before crossing the road and then nearly falling as she stepped off it because she could not tell how high the kerb was.
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Yes Pat my wife could never get on with varifocals and always defaulted back to Bi-Focals. But they just seemed a natural when I first tried them and was able to see near, far and everything in-between just by moving my eyes and not my head.
My mother only had Bi-Focals and at her work in a shop was always nodding about like a nodding donkey.

I still use my 10 year old varifocals today for 'close' work as I don't need glass's for general daily use.

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I tried them once, never again not fit for purpose in my case, Bi-Focals rule.
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[QUOTE=bilbaoman;3172353]I have worn varifocal specs for over forty years and yes you do get slight distortion but your brain soon learns to ignore this the worst i find is going down steps but you soon learn to take care[/QUOTE]

Is that when you fall to the bottom the fist time?

I have had no trouble with varifocal. They seem quite natural to me as if you are looking down at something close you need the reading part and if looking far ahead then you need the distance part. It also makes it easier to choose a bit in between rather than have only the choice of two extremes as with bifocal.

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I seem to be OK in the house and garden so far, but I am not comfortable with them out walking where I need many different distances.

Hans always had executive lenses, with 3 distances, so after I tries verifocal to start with and couldn´t get on with them I also had the 3 distances (they came from England) I now have a new prescription and the place we got the executive lenses from are not answering my emails so it´s either a different chap thats taken over or won´t do them because of Brexit. I will try to get in touch with them again if I have too much trouble with these.
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