I’m sitting here trying to see the words on my iPad, whilst trying to get used to my first ever pair of varifocal glasses. I’ve been short sighted for years and worn glasses full time from the age of about 18 to the last few years. I found that over time I couldn’t see very well to read with my glasses on but I could see close up fine without them. So I had my eyes tested 2 years ago which confirmed that I was getting old! The optician suggested then that I could get varifocals then but I decided to continue putting on & taking off glasses would be fine. I wore my glasses to see the TV and when I went out, reading and using the iPad, I took them off. This summer however, I thought maybe the time had come to take the plunge, so I ordered and collected new varifocals yesterday. I bought the best kind (ie most expensive!) because I thought that when walking I’m off balance enough without having extra destabilising vision.
So I’m trying to get used to reading whilst wearing them. It’s weird. I’m kind of seeing text clearly when I concentrate on a word, but seeing the whole posting is making it go in & out of focus.
So, my question to you all is whether you have tried varifocals? Has anyone failed to get used to them? And how on earth do you get used to them?