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    New progressive lenses. Distance is blurry beyond 20 feet.
    davideyes posted:
    My distance vision is blurry further than 20 feet.

    My newest lenses work best for the computer screen, which is probably about 18 inches away. These lenses work better for the computer than my current lenses.

    It seems like vision in the new lenses is good at 20 feet. Beyond 20 feet my vision is blurred and the farther away things are the worse my vision. At approximately 100 feet, I cannot read any signs. It's all out of focus.

    The prescription seems too strong for for distances beyond 20 feet because I can't find any place in the lens that improves the distance vision. It only makes it worse as I hunt through the lens for any improvement in distance beyond 20 feet.

    I've been having this problem with new lenses since 2008. When I would go back to the doctor, the distance would get fixed by making some adjustment to the prescription without an additional exam. I would get the lenses back and distance would be perfect, but then I would struggle with close up and computer vision. I need a lens that works without compromising.

    Is there hope for me? It's seems that I indeed get what is prescribed for me in the Doctor's office. I can see close up, I can really see the computer screen well and I can see things 20 feet away. So that works! But in the real world this is not working. The Snellen Chart just has not worked to test my true vision for distance since 2008 and I was 48 years old then. I am 53 now.
    Alan M Kozarsky, MD responded:
    I am sure that, assuming no eye problem other than needing glasses, you can find satisfactory glasses.

    A distance correction in the doctor's office should be a good distance correction outside the doctor's office. I'm wondering if the progressive bifocal might be part of the problem. If the progressive "bifocal" is placed too high in relation to your eye, the reading and computer part of the glass will interfere with distance vision. There are some people who just can't adapt to progressive lenses. So, three steps: 1. Make sure the distance prescription is correct. 2. Make sure the progressive lens is perfectly centered on your eye. 3. If no progressive (or simple bifocal/trifocal) will work, then you might choose single vision glasses for distance as well as separate glasses for reading and computer.
    Avign0n19 replied to Alan M Kozarsky, MD's response:
    I have the same issue, and would like to know what to do about it, or what to tell my optometrist what to do about it. I had gastric bypass and lost 150 lbs, and my vision drastically changed, so I needed to get new glasses, but, the change was affecting my near vision, not far (I have worn progressives, normally Varilux Physic for over 15 years). I was checked, there was some change (a LOT in my right eye), and I was told I had beginning cataracts (I'm 63) but not near bad enough to operate. Due to the cataract, my right eye cannot be made as clear as the left, but, it does see 20-20, as does my left (which is razor sharp). When I got the glasses, I saw perfect in the office, but, when driving away I realized I couldn't read street signs and things were blurry at 50 ft and beyond. Went back and they verified my lens were set correctly to my eyes, so, they thought the lenses were made wrong, and sent them back to be redone. The redone glasses are the same. Even moving my glasses up or down or tilting them doesn't make distance sharp, but, near is crystal clear. The Dr. won't see me any more, and says all he can do is give me the old prescription (which...seems really stupid). My thought, being a layman, is that while they directly measure my eyes at 20 ft in the office, they have to calculate the prescription for nearer and father than that--I assume it's like a standard addition or subtraction. IF my distance is blurry, seems the "standard" calculation doesn't work for me, so...WHY can't they just modify the distance prescription for the progressives, so that it's sharp, yet STILL maintain it being sharp for near items? Thanks.!

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