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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000835.txt from 1999/04

From: Tony@-----.uk (Tony Pay)
Subj: Re: [kl] Progressive lenses & music-reading glasses
Date: Sun, 18 Apr 1999 16:37:21 -0400

On Sun, 18 Apr 1999 12:24:27 EDT, CmdrHerel@-----.com said:

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

[snip]

> 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.)

Yes, me too, Teri.

I have to say that I found them much better than varifocal lenses
(that's what we call them over here) particularly when teaching, because
you're often reading music that you're not necessarily familiar with *at
an angle*, over the student's shoulder, as it were.

That can be very disorienting, particularly if there's a correction for
astigmatism involved too.

Tony
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