Originally Posted by afterglow
Lens question: I have a low distance Rx and a low add (+1). My glasses are pretty shallow....typically around 32mm. I hate having to take my glasses off to read so I had a pair of progressives made (Essilor...dunno which model). Took a while to get used to it but now that I have, I find that my distance vision acuity isn't all that great (it was certainly better with my old single-vision lenses). Also doesn't work too well in front of the computer. After reading up, something tells me my optician should have used a short-corridor lens but didn't. I also should probably have a second pair with computer lenses made for office use.
Are my (uninformed) suspicions correct? I'm meeting up with my eye doctor next week to get my prescription rechecked and thereafter will go for some new glasses. It seems the opticians in these parts carry mostly Essilor and Hoya. I'm guessing Hoya is the way to go? Which models should I be looking at?
There are many things to consider when getting progressives. Such as corridor, height, design, base curve, rx, use of lenses and so on. Without seeing how they fit I wouldn't be able to tell you what would work better or worse. A loose rulebof thumb: the more expensive the lens, the better the lens (assuming you go to a competent dispenser). I don't know much about hoya and essilor.