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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000828.txt from 1999/04

Subj: [kl] Progressive lenses & music-reading glasses
Date: Sun, 18 Apr 1999 15:55:23 -0400

Let me share with you the smartest thing I did in the last two years.

Reading music was becoming increasingly difficult, especially on my summer
jobs when I have to share a stand with other players.

I tried progressive lenses and realized in about two hours that they were
worthless for music. So... I had my optomologist write a perscription for
reading glasses, BUT set at a music distance! (He had me show him the
average distance that I need to be able to read music at and set the whatever
length of the lenses for that.)

My only concern would be that the conductor would be blurry when wearing
these lenses, however, it's not a problem. He's slightly out of focus, but
not enough to inhibit communication. The only caution - Don't look out at
the audience! Hee hee, that'll make your head swim.

I keep the glasses in my case all the time. I don't use them often, but on
jobs where I'm tired, or the lighting is bad, having them has been a

Teri Herel

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