Originally Posted by anneh
Thanks so much for responding. I guess I just wasn't sure how comfortable I would be sitting and reading out of PAL vs just plain reading glasses with more reading area. As of today I am testing out my PALs at home (like I said I usually just wear them when I am out shopping etc vs sitting and reading anything with them). I thought perhaps PALs would be uncomfortable for plain old reading. Do you read books etc with PALs?
I am the opposite of you, so I take my glasses off to read
When I have my PALs on, I do everything with them, from cleaning, cooking to reading and lots of laptop use. Of course in the beginning I had to "learn" to use it by moving my head just right in the right spot, but after a while, it became auto pilot and I don't think about anymore as it became second nature.
I guess if you were doing something very microscopic or have a job that requires constant reading and no need to look anywhere else, readers may still be the best best. It's true that with PALs, the stronger the Add has become, the smaller the "usable" area can be. Although there are some brands that have better transitions and clarity compared to others and there are so many style of PALs designs out there. Your optometrist and optician can then recommend the best for you based on your needs