I am curious to hear from other orchestral violinists who wear bifocals in their nonmusical lives, what sort of lenses you use for your orchestral work - and how happy are you with those lenses. Do you wear progressive lenses, and if so, is there a particular type of progressive lense that works for you? I have heard that there are different types of progressive lenses - that have differently- shaped fields of correction, and I'm wondering if some of these might work better for violinists sharing a stand. Or do you wear a single-vision lense set for one particular distance? The no-line progressive lenses I wore originally, worked for me, but in recent years, with further correction, they don't work anymore. I think it is harder for us violinists than for wind players, who do not have to share a stand. The combination of our visual and posture requirements make this a nontrivial problem!
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