Reading glasses allow the wearer to see objects in close range. Examples are small text in newspapers, mobile phones, and computer screens. These glasses solve the problem of being unable to focus on nearby objects. Reading glasses are the solution to presbyopia- an age-related condition where the eye loses its elasticity and becomes stiff over time. As a result of this, eyes lose their ability to flex and focus on nearby objects and the patient is compelled to hold objects at a distance. The best way to be sure that you need reading glasses is to get an eye test done. Doing this can rule out other problems such as glaucoma, cataract, and macular degeneration.
The best thing to do when you find that your vision feels blurry is to visit your optician and check that both your eyes are having the same degree of blurriness. If you have identical vision issues in both your eyes, you may be the right candidate to get mass-produced reading glasses, as they have the same corrective power in both lenses and often cost cheaper than prescription bifocal reading glasses. However, if on the other hand, you are diagnosed with one eye requiring more correction, you could end up having different prescriptions for both eyes. In this scenario, you would want to buy prescription reading glasses or even consider progressive lenses. At SmartBuyGlasses, regardless of your prescription, you’ll get the gold-standard service of our in-house opticians, who are dedicated to helping you have the best vision of your life. If you ever have any questions on eye health, refer to our hub of optical knowledge- the optical center, or ask our opticians your question!