I have been wearing varifocal glasses for a number of years with occasional use of contact lenses. Is it reasonable to ask for one lense distance and one reading when replacing my glasses (same as prescription for contact lenses)? I don't have any bother with stairs, kerb etc. when wearing contact lenses.
Humptydumpty, it is (in my case) right for reading and left for distance. Seems to work well for contact lenses. I told my optometrist about the problem with stairs etc. but she didn't suggest switching. Probably because there is more profit in varifocals, not to mention all the add ons.