I also take them off to eat, because the food looks blurry with them on. Each time I switch, I reset to a new type of visual input. By now I find it normal to change the focus of my entire visual field but it's very different to put on the progressive lenses and see different degrees of focus in different areas of the visual field.
I posted a status on facebook about my new progressive lenses. Here are two comments I received:
(1)“They are the only kind I can wear. If I wear the ones with lines, I destroy things while driving”,
(2)“They sound HARD! I tried them with regular glasses and just could never, ever get used to them. My opthamologist told me not to even bother with contacts!”
The reference book (below) reports that everyone should expect adjustment to multi-focal lenses to take some effort. If you, the reader, have experience with progressive lenses, please add a comment about how hard or easy it was for you to adjust to them.
Clyde K. Kitchen, M.D., “Fact and Fiction of Healthy Vision: Eye Care for Adults and Children”, Praeger, 2007.
Linda Fugate is a scientist and writer in Austin, Texas. She has a Ph.D. in Physics and an M.S. in Macromolecular Science and Engineering. Her background includes academic and industrial research in materials science. She currently writes song lyrics and health articles.