This thread is very interesting. I'm going to have to re-read it when I'm actually awake and coherent...and when I'm done working.
I was told I needed bifocals about 1-1/2 years ago. My eye doctor was going to fill the prescription, but he wanted $750 for my glasses, so my husband asked me to get the prescription and take them somewhere else. I did that and got my glasses and I HATED them. I work at a computer all day, and I could NOT use my progressive lenses at the computer. I could not get used to them at all. Reading small print even through the bottom was not easy either! I took them back to the place that filled them and they had me see THEIR eye doctor, who proclaimed I was too young for bifocals. He did an exam, wrote another prescription, and now I have regular glasses. I can see the computer fine, but I still have a horrible time with small print. It's time for another eye exam and a new Rx. I can tell my my eyes are getting worse. I'm curious to hear what another doctor says about my needs.