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Been playing in glasses for years. No issues. No set up change or anything. Mine are just standard lenses, tried contacts and didn't like them. Also tried sunglasses and don't like that either.

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I'm fortunate enough that my vision (post lasik surgery) is such that I no longer need to wear bifocals outside and only need readers indoors.  However, prior to that I tried wearing progressive line lenses on the course -- gave me fits as I'd see some wave like progressions. putting ... wasn't so bad with the swing, but the transition was right in the line of sight during putting.  To be fair, I only tried it one or two times before realizing that I didn't need to wear glasses playing golf.  Here I am on the cusp of being 70 and still have pretty good vision (except for anything inside arm's length unless I have really good light).

However, I do play in sunglasses frequently, but they're non-prescription and not what was being asked about.

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Long sighted and started wearing glasses for driving (car not golf) when I turned 40. My reading sight progressively got worse and started using the same prescription for reading, when I was ~50 started needing a separate prescription for reading.  This sort of corresponded with the time I started to use my distance glasses on the golf course, I wouldn't be able to follow the ball after about 200yds, so if I hit a wayward shot I couldn't spot where the ball landed. About 2 years ago I got my 1st pair of varifocals (progressive) glasses but couldn't use them on the course, found that I couldn't pick up the ball flight. So I use my distance glasses solely for playing golf, a pair of clear lenses and prescription sunglasses. I do have a set of Oakley prescription sunglasses as well but couldn't get my exact prescription due to the maximum lens prescription  permitted in the Flak Jacket frames.

 

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... Thanks to everyone for your responses! 🤓 I have decided to go with a single lens pair of glasses and a single lens pair of Transition sun glasses since Costco had a $30 off second pair. I'll "see" how it goes and then maybe order some Progressives. Friend of mine is an eye doc and he said my prescription is pretty weak and this was the best way to start. I figured he would say buy the glasses at my eye docs office but he said Costco is a great choice. He also said judging by my numbers, I don't need them on the course! 

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On 8/8/2021 at 3:05 AM, Alf. S said:

Long sighted and started wearing glasses for driving (car not golf) when I turned 40. My reading sight progressively got worse and started using the same prescription for reading, when I was ~50 started needing a separate prescription for reading.  This sort of corresponded with the time I started to use my distance glasses on the golf course, I wouldn't be able to follow the ball after about 200yds, so if I hit a wayward shot I couldn't spot where the ball landed. About 2 years ago I got my 1st pair of varifocals (progressive) glasses but couldn't use them on the course, found that I couldn't pick up the ball flight. So I use my distance glasses solely for playing golf, a pair of clear lenses and prescription sunglasses. I do have a set of Oakley prescription sunglasses as well but couldn't get my exact prescription due to the maximum lens prescription  permitted in the Flak Jacket frames.

 

Looking good standing on what looks like the Swilkin Bridge but I miss the Alf avatar.  😀

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For me, it's progressives for everyday use and single (distance) vision lenses for golf. My golfing glasses that I keep in a case in my golf bag have Transisions lenses that go from clear with a reflection-free coating to a deep amber brown color in bright light.  I have been using this type of eyewear arrangement for more than 20-25 years, when I first started wearing progressive lenses in my primary pair of corrective lenses.

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Tried using progressive, but after losing 2 pairs, I stopped. When I did use them, I did not see much difference in my scores, not using sunglasses did mess up my scores. 

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6 hours ago, Kenny B said:

Looking good standing on what looks like the Swilkin Bridge but I miss the Alf avatar.  😀

Played there for the 1st time in June. ALF may come back, you never know.

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Check out Essilor Definity lenses. They are progressive lenses for golfers. I’ve been wearing them for maybe three seasons without any issues. No distortion, can see for distance and reading. But find a very good optometrist for these and preferably one that plays golf and understands what you need.

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31 minutes ago, Wedgie said:

Check out Essilor Definity lenses. They are progressive lenses for golfers. I’ve been wearing them for maybe three seasons without any issues. No distortion, can see for distance and reading. But find a very good optometrist for these and preferably one that plays golf and understands what you need.

My optometrist is my son's ex-girlfriend's dad. Maybe that's why I've had such a hard time transitioning to this new prescription 🤣

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2 hours ago, Wedgie said:

Check out Essilor Definity lenses. They are progressive lenses for golfers. I’ve been wearing them for maybe three seasons without any issues. No distortion, can see for distance and reading. But find a very good optometrist for these and preferably one that plays golf and understands what you need.

I tried the Definity lenses for both everyday wear and golf, but they did not work for me on the golf course, and thus when my prescription changed a little more than a year ago I went back to two pairs of eyeglasses — one with progressive lenses for everyday wear/reading, etc., plus one pair with my single (distance) prescription Transitions lenses for golf [I can also wear these glasses for driving the car, but the car’s gauges are not perfectly sharp and clear if I do this].

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Driver: Ping G425 Max, 9*, Miyazaki  Kuala Mizu Tour Issue 6S, 44.75" playing length

4-Wood: Titleist TS2, 16.5*, Miyazaki Kuala Mizu Tour Issue 7S, 42.75" playing length

5/7-Wood: Callaway Epic Flash Sub Zero set to 20* loft; Tensei Blue 75-S, 41.5" playing length

Hybrids: Exotics EXS Pro (22*), Mitsubishi Tensei Silver 75S

Irons: Exotics EXS220 5-iron and New Level MODB-1 (6-iron through PW), KBS TGI Tour 80 (stiff) shafts

Wedges: New Hogan Equalizer wedges (48* and 56* + Maltby TSW Forged 52-8, all bent 1* weak

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On 8/10/2021 at 3:49 AM, chisag said:

... Thanks to everyone for your responses! 🤓 I have decided to go with a single lens pair of glasses and a single lens pair of Transition sun glasses since Costco had a $30 off second pair. I'll "see" how it goes and then maybe order some Progressives. Friend of mine is an eye doc and he said my prescription is pretty weak and this was the best way to start. I figured he would say buy the glasses at my eye docs office but he said Costco is a great choice. He also said judging by my numbers, I don't need them on the course! 

I think that’s the right call. If you’ve got a weak prescription, then progressives won’t really matter.

I used to have a weak script, but after years of sitting in front of the computer, I graduated from keeping a pair of computer glasses on the desk to just wearing progressives.

I’m nearsighted. As I understood my optometrist, progressive lenses have a defined range, and the close-distance part of the lens determines the maximum distance on the high part. Far-distance sight with progressives will never be quite as sharp as with single lenses. Sometimes, I think I struggle with determining the final distance of my shot with my progressives.

The thing is, it can be disorienting when switching from progressives to single lenses and back. It might be better to just pick one and go with it.

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I wear glasses on a daily basis and used to switch to contacts when doing sports (physical contact like basketball, etc. and to be able to wear sunglasses on the golf course).

But as you get older and lazier... so haven't touched a basketball in years and now play golf and tennis with glasses to avoid the hassle with contacts. I do use clip on sunglasses over prescription ones, if I ever need them.

The only downside is when have sweat on your nose, ears... but I guess you get used to it.

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I have progressive lense in my glasses, and I really do not have a problem with them.  Of course, perhaps they are the reason I suck!  LOL

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Had an eye appointment last week.  Vision is 20/20 with glasses.  There was no need to change by prescription, it hadn’t changed much in a year.   
 

so I took the prescription of my current progressives and called the folks at SportRX and spoke about prescription sun glasses.  My last pair from my current Dra office were horrible for golf.  Couldn’t see the ball beyond 30 or 40 yards off the tee.  The optician I spoke to —who is a golfer—and named Rory— gotta trust him right—-said it had to be the tint.  I had a dark brown tint.  So we with my RX snd where I live he highly recommended a Rose tint.    
 

The only bummer was my RX is so strong like +6 in both eyes that typical sunglasses frames won’t work for it.  I knew this from past experience.   But he sent me pics of several regular frames from Oakley that will work and look pretty good. 

So I’m looking forward to getting them.   
 

 

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I've only just started playing; in fact, my first 18 was a week ago today. I wore my progressive glasses, but I've worn them at the driving range for almost a year.  You will have to figure out how to hold your head when addressing the ball.  I didn't wear sunglasses, but I have a huge bucket type hat to shade my eyes. 

I am getting lens replacement surgery, probably before year end. I've hated wearing glasses for 30 years now.

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