I had progressive lenses almost from the time they were invented and for distance, reading and even for the piano they were no problem. But over the years my eyesight has changed and although my present prescription works for almost everything it is useless for the piano. When I explained the problem to my optician she said that the newest (and most expensive) progressive lenses would solve the problem. but they haven't.. So I am asking Banjogirl if she has any specific make of lenses. Interestingly I don't have any problem when using my computer. I can read the screen and type and when I look from one to the other I don't have the blurring problem that I get when playing the piano. Can anyone suggest why?
I have expensive top quality varifocals which work for everything. They're amazing. It's like getting the perfect eyesight I never had. My problem these days when playing the piano is not that anything is out of focus but when looking from keyboard to music my brain just seems to take a fraction of a second too long to work out what I'm doing!
Not a specific make, just the ones with the widest area of variation, or whatever it is that costs so much. I'm VERY short sighted but my near sight is still pretty good, so there's a huge difference. My optician was actually very surprised that I got on so well with them, and my husband was convinced I would fall down the stairs. It's only playing the piano which is any kind of problem and, as I said, it's nothing to do with not being able to see, it's aged brain! I must just be lucky that my brain was at least able to adapt well to the varifocals.