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    What progressive lens has a reading zone that spans the entire lens?

    Hi guys, I know there isn't one, but a buddy informed me that when her aunt received new spectacles, the bottom reading portion covered the entire frame. They were bifocals, she claimed but had no lines. They were fresh and pricey, according to my aunt. She didn't seem to trust me when I attempted to convince her that there was no such thing as a line without one.

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    If you started with a frame with an A measurement around 20 mm perhaps! Or a lens with a progressing index. I have thought about this for years just can’t do the engineering.

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    Send her a link to these pictures:

    https://www.google.com/search?source...w=1258&bih=797

    Near Variable Focus lenses can give a perception of edge to edge near.

    Also- Beware the Foster Grant OTC multifocal! Not that these are. Learn to recognize these OTC lenses that read +.75 distance with an "add" of +2.00. They will come back to bite you if you promise a conventional progressive matching the near fields performance.

    https://www.optiboard.com/forums/showthread.php/59187-What-progressive-has-a-reading-area-that-goes-all-the-way-across-the-lens/page2?highlight=Foster+Grant+readers


    Or my guess is they are an IOT Camber design which I'm hoping to try.

    https://www.iotlenses.com/iot/Discov...ogressive.html
    Last edited by Uncle Fester; 11-07-2022 at 10:15 AM. Reason: tweaks...

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    Remember, the Zeiss Office lenses are like butter!

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    Didn't HappyLady post this exact same question, with nearly identical wording last year?

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    Things that make you go hmmm......

    Quote Originally Posted by IIxIPariahIxII View Post
    Didn't HappyLady post this exact same question, with nearly identical wording last year?
    Good catch.

    Posted 9/10/2014 with my Foster Grant Link.

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    Definitely makes you go hmmmm.

    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Fester View Post
    Good catch.

    Posted 9/10/2014 with my Foster Grant Link.

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