Interesting topic, as I have been thinking about asking this! Without repeating my whole story yet again - I have been many years with Menieres, before the beast morphed into MAV last year.
I have worn multi-focals for many years, although the last pair never seemed ‘quite right’. As part of trying to sort out the vertigo - I had another eye test (postponed a couple of times due to the vertigo) - and then went into remission, during which time I had cataracts removed from both eyes and of course new specs. Although my distance vision is now good enough to drive without them, and I can move around O.K., it was decided to give multi’s again. It was after all this that I suddenly presented with this whole new set of symptoms that most closely matches MAV. I have not been officially ‘diagnosed’, and after about 4 months it has settled/I have it under control/whatever. BUT, I am noticing that I’m fine with the glasses on as long as I am stationary…i.e. sitting doing something, (as you say, Margaret) but walking around with them on seems to make me wobbly! Also, the computer (a huge trigger for me) seems to be worse if I have them on. I can sort of manage if the print is fairly big without the glasses, but it’s blurry. I’m coming up for my 1 year post-op check, and was thinking about asking about bi-focals…disappointed to hear they are no better. Unfortunately, for what I do, I require both close and medium simultaneously. (sigh!) Like everything else - it seems we have to find a way to adjust our lives for the beast! Hope you can find a way round this, Sideshowally! Please share if you do!