These past few months, I’ve had entirely no fun switching between my “see far” pair of glasses and my “reading” glasses. In fact, it’s been a pain, especially in multiple meetings I participate in. When the eye-doctor asked me, “Would you like Progressives?” I immediately said, “No.” I answered out of ignorance and preconceived notions.
Examining that decision a few months later, I asked myself, “Why?” Why was I so quick to say no? Here’s my list of my preconceived notions…why I decided to stick with two pairs of glasses–one for reading, the other for far away:
- I’d been working with two pairs of glasses for the previous two years and 2-pairs just worked for me. When I was doing close-up work, I’d wear the reading glasses. If I was driving, I’d wear the far-away glasses.
- I was comfortable with the way things were working.
- I didn’t think the progressive lenses would work all that well with 3 different types of viewing available in each lens–far away, medium range, and close-up.
- I thought my prescription change wouldn’t be that big of a change…in other words, my eyes hadn’t changed all that much.
- I didn’t ask the eye-doctor to explain the benefits of progressives over what I was doing, but I admit that his question, “Are you sure?” continued to nag me. I simply didn’t know better.
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