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1/16/13 5:51 P

The best source for inexpensive frames which I have found is Costco. Yes they have the round ones, I have a pair on now. I wear trifocals.

CMCOLE Posts: 2,667
1/16/13 4:46 P

I would say your monitor, desk, chair or something needs some adjustments, if you have to sit in an uncomfortable/awkward position to see through your glasses correctly

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1/16/13 4:42 P

Do you have an ergonomic rep at work? My workplace is pretty strict about that sort of thing (I work in a high risk industry, and that safety culture carries over to the office staff). We have some pretty strange workspace set-ups, but all are configured to avoid muscle, posture and eye strain. One colleague with a similar glasses issue and chronic neck problems actually has a special desk set-up that places his monitors at a lower level so they're in his line of vision without him having to move his neck to see them. It may be worth seeing if any accommodations can be made.

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1/16/13 3:52 P

There was actually a study done in 2006 that showed that sitting straight with "good posture" at a desk is bad for your back.

"Scottish and Canadian researchers used a new form of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to show it places an unnecessary strain on your back.
They told the Radiological Society of North America that the best position in which to sit at your desk is leaning back, at about 135 degrees. "

TINA_LYNN91 Posts: 568
1/16/13 3:11 P

Can you move your computer at all? I have found that I have better posture if I am able to move my computer screen up higher.

DMJAKES Posts: 1,635
1/16/13 1:37 P

I just got trifocals (ah the joys of aging.....), and they told me to try this test. Sit at your desk chair and position yourself where you would normally sit to work at the computer. Then, put your arms straight out at shoulder height, while sitting in the chair. The top of the monitor should be very close to your outstretched hands, both in height and in distance. This puts your eyes at the best possible angle to see out of the proper spot at the bottom of your lenses. I actually didn't believe it at first, but when I got a monitor that adjusts down that far, it most certainly does.

Try adjusting either your monitor height, chair height, or both to achieve this angle and see if that does you any good.

How long has it been since you've had an eye exam? If it's been a year or more, it might be time to head back for another one.

Edited by: DMJAKES at: 1/16/2013 (15:40)
UNIDENT Posts: 33,498
1/16/13 1:27 P

Are they sitting on your face right? It seems odd that you have to tilt forward to see through them.

You do need to keep looking for better glasses. Long-term, these could be presenting you with posture issues and rectifying the situation when able would be beneficial.

I have the "little square ones" that are common now. They're no problem at all to view a computer monitor through at any neck angle.

I think you need to get your glasses checked for how they sit on your face. The problem isn't the size of the lens, it's how they're sitting.

1/16/13 1:25 P

I need to tilt my head down and forward which makes it hard to sit up straight

Tilting your head down is not necessarily bad - jutting your head forward is. Maybe instead, you can lean your torso forward and back (pivoting from the hip joint). That way your head stays back and you don't slouch.

By the way, check online for glasses, like Zenni Optical or Goggles4you.

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1/16/13 1:09 P

my glasses are really for distance so I don't use them too much at work. But when I do wear them I find my neck hurts from the angle I have to hold my head to see well with my glasses (they are no line bifocals)

I read a Spark article about improving your posture and it made me more aware of my tendency to lean forward when sitting. Now I try to remember to keep my head back on the headrest when I drive, and keep my back against my chair when I'm at the computer. I've always preferred the back of my chair to be straight (not reclined at all).

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1/16/13 12:50 P

A SparkCoach assignment is to have good posture for the day. Problem is my work is close and at a desk. In order to see through that small patch of glass called my eyeglasses, I need to tilt my head down and forward which makes it hard to sit up straight with shoulders back and chest forward, if you know what I mean. I absolutely cannot see anything beyond the frame of my glasses, everything is a blur. I blame it partly on that new poor design of glasses which I call the robot glasses -little square rectangles which is a very poor design for someone needing trifocals or bifocals. I scoured my city looking for normal, large round frame glasses but could find none :( My eyes are too dry for contacts unfortunately. Anyone else have this trouble?

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