Having trouble reading the newspaper, menus or even your phone? It might be time for you to consider reading glasses.
Do You Need Reading Glasses?
As we age, we naturally lose elasticity in the eye, making reading difficult. This condition is called presbyopia. Some signs and symptoms of presbyopia are squinting, moving reading material farther away, headaches when trying to read and difficulty reading in low light conditions.
What are Reading Glasses
- Single Vision Readers: Single vision readers have a single magnification throughout the entire lens.
- Computer Readers: Computer readers have a lower half that is full magnification while the upper half has slight magnification. Most of these also filter blue light.
- Reading Sunglasses: Reading sunglasses can be single vision or bifocal readers and have the added benefit of full UV ray protection.
Find the Right Strength
While the lack of a prescription requirement makes purchasing readers more convenient, it can be challenging to find the proper strength. Finding the right strength is important because wearing the wrong one can cause headaches, dizziness, or nausea. If you are unsure of what strength you need, take our online reading glasses test.