As regards cycling, what sort of things should I be aware of when ordering progressive lenses?
In a current discussion of glasses on another forum someone said,
I visited my optician yesterday in advance of seeing the optometrist on the 25th. It was my third visit looking at frames. I finally decided to go with the first ones we liked. Then the lens discussion came up.There are different profiles and the cheapest also has the narrowest band of full prescription. It is kind of an hourglass shape and the narrower the center the more critical the direction you are looking. For riding I have found this tremendously distracting. It limits my peripheral vision and makes me queazy when I look around.
I have made it work with the broader pattern where my prescription for long distance is wider in the middle and top and the reading prescription is a smaller area.
For 15 years I've worn lined bi-focals and tri-focals. Largely this is because I'd heard most heavy readers prefer them. Reading is… well let's just say it's an occupational hazard.
The new frames are much wider than what I've been wearing and this impacts the lens thickness at the edge. Progressives will knock a full mm off this, and my optician made me a deal that was too sweet to refuse.
I haven't actually ordered them yet, pending the appointment with the eye doc, but it has me thinking.
Are progressive lenses appropriate on the bike?
Both my computer glasses and my sunglasses will be lined bi-focals. Any issues between switching back-and-forth between these and my new everyday glasses with progressive lenses?