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So I started wearing progressive lens glasses this year and never thought much of it when playing golf so I just kept wearing them. I really just need them for magnification so I like wearing them to read the scorecard. Needless to say it has lead to my worst golf in years. I've been sniffing around new irons, trying news balls, putters, you name it. Decided to lose the glasses for a couple of rounds and played my best 2 rounds in 4 years back to back. Probably because I can't see what I'm doing.


I would like to see they scorecard but really don't want to mess with cheaters on the course. What do you guys do in this situation?








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Finally a question that hits my area of expertise!


Take your glasses off to read the score card.



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I recently started wearing glasses. Single script or whatever the heck it's called... anyways everything is about a inch off. Everything looks farther away, like in my set up. It caused me some issues, but I tried to play without them and I had my first whiff ever!! Completely missed the ball on the inside!! So, till I get lasik the glasses are on to stay during golf.



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After wearing glasses for a good 20 years, I switched to contacts about 7 years ago and it made a huge difference in my game. I have much better depth perception now and it's easier to hit the ball. I eventually would like to go the lasik route but for now contacts are fine.

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I've been playing with progressive lens for over 15 years with no issue. Well at least none that I think I can blame the lens on.


When I've tried to play with contacts since then, everything looks so small and the ball seems so far away, I make unintentional setup changes.


I think you will be fine if you give it some time and stick with it. But that's just my opinon.

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I've been wearing progressive lenses for about 25 years so I'm used to them. Never had a problem playing golf with them. But thanks now I have a good excuse for those 'bad' days on the course.



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I wear no-line bifocals all day. For golf I wear a pair of Raybans of some model with the old fashion bifocal part built into the lens. You know the kind.... where you can see the magnification lens when looking at someone. At first I didn't like them and put them aside for a while. Then I tried them again and got used to them. I really don't recommend them but it works for me.

Now I'm looking to get a newer pair of no-line prescription golf sunglasses but they are expensive. Such is life.

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I wear contacts all day every day so I can't speak to playing with reading glasses. What I can speak to is playing with sunglasses and the like.


I found they totally mess up my depth perception even though they cut down on glare big-time. I'd rather shoot well than have the sun relief.


I'd suggest you lose the glasses on the course and enjoy lower scores. The glasses will always come in handy when reading your excellent scorecard after the round.



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I wear no line bi focals and I'm blaming them for all my thin shots. [emoji1303]Heck I might as well blame them for the chunky ones too.. [emoji6]



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I wear contacts all day. I need reading glasses to see close up. I just got used to keeping my readers hooked on the front of my shirt. I use the kind with the spring temples so they stay put.

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It took a while to get used to playing with glasses, but I don't even notice now.

I remember the first few days of progressive lenses darn near drove me crazy. But your brain gets used to it eventually and we move on to the next thing...

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I have been wearing no line bi-focals for years, I haven't had any real problems that I'm aware of. 

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My dad had this same issue, he took an older pair that was single vision and what was best for seeing the ball at address. Makes me keep score

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Reason I went with top prescription only was during a lesson, asked why my head was tilted down.. realized it was to see the ball clearly. So dropped the reading part out of glasses. Depending on light condition I have to remove sunglasses to read gps.

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I wear tri-focal progressives for my daily use.  I can't swing the club while wearing them.  I wear single vision transition lenses  on the course.  I can't read the scorecard very well but I can see the ball.

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