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    I wear glasses for Short-sightedness (myopia) but when I have them on the screen is out of focus so I have to take them off, but then everything in the distance is blurry. Was thinking about getting Bi or Vari focals, anyone go them? Opinions?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Unix View Post
    I wear glasses for Short-sightedness
    Thanks for making your reasons clear.

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    Go see an optician.

    Saying that I've got Varifocals and although they took some getting used to they do make a difference.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DannyF1966 View Post
    What does your optician say?
    He/She will try and sell me the most expensive thing so gathering some opinions first.

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    I've got varifocals and took to them right away. I had heard they took a while to get used to but I've been fine.

    Get your eyes tested at one of the big opticians like Boots or Specsavers then get the prescription and take it to a small firm to get them made up. I do it all the time and got prescription sunglasses made last time too. Cost of both together was less than for one pair at the big opticians.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Unix View Post
    He/She will try and sell me the most expensive thing so gathering some opinions first.
    Nope, the Optician will give you a prescription for the lenses you need. What you spend on the frames is down to the sales person out in the shop. Any reputable Optician will give you a written prescription that you can take anywhere else and get the glasses you want.
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    Varifocals (aka "transitions") are the way to go. I've been using them for 15 years now, and took about 30 minutes to get used to them. Just be careful that the transition between close-up and distance isn't too steep, otherwise it'll be tricky to find the sweet spot for using a screen.

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    You can get Interview glasses - Varifocals with a range from reading to around where your screen would be out to around where someone is sat across the desk from you. Used them for years until my distance vision faded away so now I'm on conventional Varifocals.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Unix View Post
    He/She will try and sell me the most expensive thing so gathering some opinions first.
    Yes, and you should buy the most expensive ones you can afford as they work better and take much less getting used to. Cheapo varifocals are a false economy. Why skimp with your eyes when it's how you make your living.

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