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#950647 - 10th Jun 2015 8:47pm Varifocal lenses
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Abit of a trivial ask this but I went for new glasses today and have been advised to try Varifocal lenses. I have never really fancied them but she has talked me into giving them a try. I have asked but nobody around me has them just wondering what people's opinion is of them that have them or indeed tried them?

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#950700 - 10th Jun 2015 11:52pm Re: Varifocal lenses [Re: cools]
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I have varifocals, best thing i have ever done, i had glasses for distance and for reading, which is a pain if your shopping cos youhave to whip your readers out to read tins etc, and read menus etc now i have varifocls, none of that, i can read and see distance, one thing i would reccomend is that you buy the best varifocal lense you can afford, as the more you pay on some the wider the angle of sight is, i got mine from asda in bromborough and they do one standerd and its a good one, i would not reccomend tesco though,

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#950701 - 11th Jun 2015 12:57am Re: Varifocal lenses [Re: Madge]
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I had bifocals for quite a while and was very pleased with them as it meant I only needed one pair of specs for both reading and distance. When varifocals became more widely used I was recommended to try them by the optician (Specsavers) I have used varifocals for several years now and have had no problems whatsoever. They are lighter than bifocals and are ideal for reading, using the computer, everyday tasks and also for driving. I would endorse Madge's comment about buying the best you can afford but even if you have to settle for the lowest price you will not be disappointed in the performance of the spectacles.You can't beat putting on a good pair of specs and being able to see almost as good as you could when you were young. smile

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#950704 - 11th Jun 2015 6:54am Re: Varifocal lenses [Re: cools]
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Use them meself, takes alittle getting used to but if they suit are very good indeed.

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#950724 - 11th Jun 2015 9:30am Re: Varifocal lenses [Re: cools]
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Yes I was a bit wary myself, but have been wearing them myself for years with no problems, would recommend, need to be a bit careful on stairs when you first get them, the advice given was to look down and not look through the bottom of your specs. but I never had any issues, they certainly make things a lot easier and more comfortable. thumbsup

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#950740 - 11th Jun 2015 11:07am Re: Varifocal lenses [Re: cools]
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I was 'advised' not to have these type of glasses because of 'Arthritis' in my neck , i wish i could because as you say ,it,s a pain ,swapping glasses all the time ..Good luck cools .

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#950753 - 11th Jun 2015 3:17pm Re: Varifocal lenses [Re: cools]
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Thanks everyone, seems quite positive. Some good advice there. I can always go back if don't like them so I,ll give them a go. X

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#950922 - 12th Jun 2015 2:54pm Re: Varifocal lenses [Re: cools]
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They're a bit strange at first in some circumstances, e.g. going up or down stairs, but stick with them, you won't regret it. happy
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#950929 - 12th Jun 2015 3:58pm Re: Varifocal lenses [Re: cools]
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Im not using varifocals yet !
But i'm like yourself in that place where i would benefit from them. (I'm told).

The only down side that i could see was the cost, as they come in 3 strengths or quality if you like, and its was coming to about 250 a pair at Spec Savers, O yeah 1 pair fee.

They told me you can even get varifocal contact lenses too !!

So its food for thought.

I'm looking into laser eye treatment, not done any ground work, but glasses for me are a pain in the arse, reading and day to day with computers.

As you say, if they don't work out you can go back to two pairs for reading and distance.

Would be good if you post your feedback when done too smile
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#950931 - 12th Jun 2015 4:12pm Re: Varifocal lenses [Re: cools]
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Yes Mark I have not picked my frames yet but I was quoted something in that region as well. It seems really expensive, may discuss further and see if I can get the price down . Will leave feedback when I get them. My son had laser treatment, never regretted it. I looked into it but my prescription being so high( Mrs Magoo me) it was approx 3000. It was awhile ago maybe prices have come down.worth thinking about....

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#950942 - 12th Jun 2015 5:26pm Re: Varifocal lenses [Re: cools]
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No way would I have laser, the surgeons aren't well enough regulated in UK. Damage can be permanent.

Not a lot of statistics available (because its not regulated in UK) but from the states ....

Quote:
six months after LASIK, 17.5% of patients report halos, 19.7% report glare (starbursts), 19.3% have night-driving problems and 21% complain of eye dryness. Source: Bailey MD, Zadnik K. Outcomes of LASIK for myopia with FDA-approved lasers. Cornea 2007 Apr;26(3):246-54.


And they are the less serious complications!
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#950988 - 12th Jun 2015 10:47pm Re: Varifocal lenses [Re: cools]
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Originally Posted By: cools
Yes Mark I have not picked my frames yet but I was quoted something in that region as well. It seems really expensive, may discuss further and see if I can get the price down . Will leave feedback when I get them. My son had laser treatment, never regretted it. I looked into it but my prescription being so high( Mrs Magoo me) it was approx 3000. It was awhile ago maybe prices have come down.worth thinking about....


Another option you may consider is there are online glasses. .

Ive just gone through a pretend order

https://www.glassesdirect.co.uk

+ 70 for the Premium lens type (Extra Thin) Varifocal lens.
+ 70 Because there Varifocal

Ha found a Discount code YESPLEASE so from 270 to about 200
The original frame was 125
So

Frame 125
Varifocal Type + 70
Lens Thinnest + 70

Total 270

Discount Code Applied -62.50

Basket Price 207.50

So i'm paying about 100 for the Best of Varifocal.


Laser Treatment.
At the moment its an idea, i need to have a consultation and see what the prices are.
I may not even be Suitable. How ever its funny how they say from 350 per eye then when you read into it, its more like 1,500 per eye. Early days and a lot of digging to to.

I know a couple of family that have had it done and they all pretty much say I wish i had had it done years ago. But i have to be confident its safe blar blar . . . .
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#950991 - 12th Jun 2015 11:06pm Re: Varifocal lenses [Re: cools]
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Been down that road Mark. Sounded great , they send you up to 3 frames at a time to try on and pick . You go through and pick all the options you want then they need a recent eye test prescription once they get that they send you your glasses at a fraction of the price in shops. As I say my prescription is pretty high and on speaking to someone at glasses Direct I was advised to stick with seeing and letting my optician see me in person. Apparently Glasses Direct would have needed a lot more measurements for me. I was quite disappointed because I had picked out a really good deal. Thanks for taking time to help me x

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#951016 - 13th Jun 2015 11:03am Re: Varifocal lenses [Re: cools]
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If laser goes wrong you're goosed. Only a small percentage do go wrong apparently but if you happen to luck out you're in the mire because it can't be reversed. Why take the chance when a pair of specs covers it?
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#951028 - 13th Jun 2015 2:38pm Re: Varifocal lenses [Re: BandyCoot]
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Cost comes into the equation too,,if glasses with all the options cost circa 270, which is likely to increase over time, and you need to renew every two years the cost of successful lasik or similar doesnt look too bad. Cant have it meself as corneal layer too thin/irregular got offered option of the replacement lens being sewn into each eye but couldnt face that one.

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