I thought I'd follow up. I've gotten several pairs of glasses. An absurd number, actually, but after getting my first pair of progressives, I realized a couple things. For one, the first pair I ordered really don't have lenses tall enough to be ideal for progressives. Also, I soon realized that progressives are annoying in some circumstances, like watching movies. When I recline and get comfortable, the image is always in the transition area of the lens, so it's blurry. When I realized I could get single vision eyeglasses with basic anti-reflection for $15 or less, I decided to get three pair and leave a pair in each room that has a TV. I also ended up getting two pairs of computer/work glasses. Those have made my work life go so much smoother, I can't believe what an improvement. To explain what I ended up with, my prescription is -5.25 and -5.00 and a close add of +1.75, not including the astigmatism numbers, which always stay the same. At work, I mostly am dealing with stuff within arm's length, which is just a little too close for regular lenses. My eyes were always strained. Progressives helped, but I was constantly trying to find the perfect spot on the transition area. I settled on reducing the prescription by 0.50 to -4.75 and -4.50, with a close add of +1.00. That makes the close area a little further away, because that was perfect for keyboard distance. I wear them most of the day at work, and while the distance focus is slightly off, it's easy to get into the habit of not trying to focus on things in the distance. When I need regular glasses, like when I have lunch, I just switch glasses. I also got reading glasses, but backed off the close adjustment by 0.25, because the prescription was for a distance that is too close for comfortable reading. Again, $25 or less for those, with the best anti-reflection. I got a few pairs of funky sunglasses, just for kicks. Another of those silly things, I found I don't like progressives for when I mow the lawn, because the ground at my feet is out of focus. Another $20 and I have a nice pair of sunglasses for mowing the lawn. Talk about First World problems.