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I'm trying to get used to tri-focal glasses. Holy crap. I should look at the bright side and be happy that I have lived long enough to need tri-focal glasses, but right now I'm dizzy and sea sick. :shock:

I sure hope I get used to these damn things. One nice thing, I can glance down through the midrange trifocal and sure enough, I can see my motorcycle gauges! Who knew there were any? :cheeky1:
 

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Took me some time to get used to them also.
 

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I tried them and gave up on them after a year or maybe it was two.

Not worth it for me. The center band is way too narrow to be useful.

The bottom part looses area because the center band stole it.

The top looses because the center stole some of that space too.

I went back to bifocals, but with a twist.
Distance/Reading (driving at night)
Computer/Reading
Computer Only
Distance Only (polarized)
Reading Only

I cannot begin to express how much happier I am. I don't need trifocals, they are a pain.

I absolutely wasted my money on those expen$ive damn progressive pieces of crap. Nothing is ever focused quite right, and you have to turn your head to see something different. Not just move your eyes around. [/i]
 

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I went to variable lens, 100% better then bifocals. for me
 

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I went to variable lens, 100% better then bifocals. for me
Yup, me, too........ I wear contacts a lot, but the wind dries them up, and I can't see the gauges with them. Varilux lenses solved my problem; I mount them in thin wire frames so I can squeeze and pushthem into my fullface helmet......

Mount me a cheap flip-up sunglass on them and I'm in business! I want the sunglass to be flip-up for tunnels......
 

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I've got progressive lenses (no line) in my trifocals, I've was able to get used to them easier than the regular trifocals.:) Still hate wearing them, but at least I can mostly see.:)



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Gauges? These things have gauges on 'em?
 

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I've logged 20,000 miles with my progresive no line bifocals, the only. trouble I have is reading my GPS somtimes. Also somtimes get feedback from my hearing aids with my helmet on,butit's all worth it to be on your Wing
 

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I had progressives for years and hated them. Bi-focals were worse. Now I've had double cataract surgery and have 20-20 in both eyes with no glasses, and I'm 65. Go for if you can.
 

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Goldwing94: I live in Rockton and have a customer in Savanna. I drive through Mt Carroll all the time. I usually stop art the Land of Oz for coffee. I've done it on the Shadow a few times but will be Winging a lot more now.



 

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You're right about the cataract surgery. I only need reading glasses.. Get them from the $1. store and $5. sun glasses:banana:.. Can't beat it...................:action:
 

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I got my tri's about 4 months ago and like you I was dizzy when riding. I went to a pair that are progressive and have nad better luck. As long as I keep them up on my nose where they belong I am good now. If they slide down even a bit I have trouble with them. Now I am good with them. good luck with your glasses.
 

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I've avoided the trifocal by asking for one pair of glasses with bifocals, and the other that focuses on at arms length for the computer. Guages . . . . what guages?:cooldevil:
 

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All of the above reasons are why i ended up with 5 pair of glasses. However, affording such a luxury is not usually in my capability. Flexrap helped this one time.

Progressives and tri-focals are too restrictive for me. Give me a headache.

My sister had her eyes lazered. One eye is set for distance, the other eye is set for reading/computer. She is 60 now. She likes it.

I won't let anyone touch my eyeballs because I am almost 20/20 at distance IF my eyes are not tired. If I strain to read something close up, they fuzz out and are fuzzy all day long.

So, I use the special ones that I just bought. I am on a computer 12 hours a day for work and play. I switch glasses to keep my eyes from straining and it works for me.
 

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I did try the no line progressives. I could never find the right spot to look through. The lined trifocal seems to really help with the computer screen and the other midranges, like someones face when I'm having a conversation or the bike gauges.
I think they got my reading and my distance prescription wrong though. My old bifocals are easier to see distance and read with than my new trifocals. So, it's back to the doctor.
I considered lasik, but I'm told I would still need midrange correction since my mids seem to have gotten bad.
Cataract surgery? I thought you had to have a cataract problem to get that. My doctor said he figured by the time I'm 70 I'd need that so there must be some beginnings of it in my eyes. I don't know.
I guess for now, I'm going to try to get the right prescription and attempt to get used to them. I do need like being able to glance down and see the gauges clearly, but that middle viewing area is sure small.
 

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Been wearing glasses for over 60 years,:shock: progressives every sense they came out. Guess, I just got used to them. Never wanted someone to touch my eyes with a laser. I did buy some motorcycle glasses, the ones that keep the wind from drying your eyes and had them made with progressive lenses, best thing I ever did. :)
 

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I don't have any porblems.... that is until I tried to walk down the steps at the movie theater.... they have lights on the steps....

haven't had that kind of strange perception since the 60's
 

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:cheeky1::cheeky1::cheeky1::cheeky1::cheeky1:no comment
 

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MY GOD!!! I just relized, Im an old fart complaining about old fart stuff. OMG!!! When did this happen. Look a whole bunch of us old farts complaining about our glasses.

I'm shocked, how did this sneak up on me, me of all people.

you guys I can understand as you are all wise old timers, but me, I'm still a youngster at heart an just never thouht of my self as getting old untill just now!!!!!!!!

OMG!! whats next? I guess that depends right. Hey I did not mean dippers get that thought out of you mind right now. How does this happen, one day im out clubing the next I need a glass of fiber.WOW!!

Now I think I will grab a nap after some warm milk and cookies am getting tired.
 
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