In short, I gave up.
In the first post I mentioned that I felt OK with the single vision lenses but that I hadn’t tried driving with them in. As soon as I did, I started to notice problems.
The main one was that I couldn;t focus on vehicles following behind using the internal mirror: it just stayed blurred. The other, more troubling, artifact was dazzling at night and coronas around car lights. The first time out at night I had to pull over and take them out. It was downright dangerous.
After a further consultation it became apparent that I am actually left eye dominant whereas the optician (and I) previously thought I was right eye dominant. That explained the problem with the mirror: the left eye had a distance vision lense. After some discussion, we moved to varifocal toric lenses. However these were monthly’s and took 10 days to obtain.
I really tried to get on with these, but the night vision problems remained and my vision just wasn’t as good as with glasses. Eventually I admitted defeat until something new comes along.