Pardon the pun, but I am really trying to focus on work. I just switched over to progressive lenses in my new glasses. They are a bear! Has anyone switched recently and is working in the shop difficult? Making cabinets requires a lot of movement running the saw, lining parts up, checking measurements, etc. Is it my eyes just not used to the infinite number of focal points, or are these things screwy? Maybe itís an eye-brain connection that hasn't happened, but simple things like installing moulding are hard when the piece looks curved but really isn't. Does anyone else use progressive lenses or have you found the trifocals easier with all the movement in the shop?
From contributor A:
That's like a no-line bifocal? I have those and they do take some getting used to. Give them a chance and your eye-brain connection will make the adjustment.
Comment from contributor E:
This is an old song, but it bears repeating: Be extremely careful when adjusting to any new eyewear (including safety glasses)! Anything new in front of your eyes will alter your perception. My father switched to no-line a few years ago, and he celebrated by taking the tips off of two fingers (one in the shop and one in the kitchen). He didn't realize fast enough that the curved effect everything had meant that he couldn't be sure about distance either.
After both accidents (and several fender-benders) he told me that the offending blade, car, etc. seemed to "jump out of nowhere" because his depth perception was off. After a few months, his brain did adjust to the new input, but the adjustment period was very scary for everybody involved! In other words, take your time, keep all the guards on (or put them back on), and double check everything, and life will be back to normal before you know it.