I have worn specs for-ev-er, and wear progressives for most uses.
I used to wear reading glasses (prescription) for close work but lately I find I can read on the IPad or laptop for school work using the progressives, and read books with bare eyes.
After several hours on the above, though, I need to go 'bare eyes' or just rest them for awhile before going back to the screen.
For work, where I sit at more distance from different monitors, I had them make me a custom pair. The prescription is halfway between my last pair of readers and the latest daily prescription pair.
Works really well.
I can't do store bought readers.