One fine day, you may find yourself squinting to read something in the distance or having to keep the newspaper a tad further than you had to, to read it. Let’s face it, you need glasses. Anything about a few feet away will be difficult for you to make out with the naked eye. But don’t lose hope yet. It’s really not that hard to get yourself that perfect pair of glasses, guaranteed to set your vision correct, without reducing any of your charm and personality, not to mention handsome looks.
Firstly, get an eye checkup done, if you haven’t already. Next, settle on which sort of reading glasses would suit you more. On the other hand, if you already sport glasses, or might have been informed that you suffer from astigmatism, or even that one of your eyes needs a different, or stronger strength prescription, you would do well to opt for the more costly one.
What you need to do, first of all, is get yourself reading glasses which offer just the right amount of correction to suit your needs. Do not fret about the style, you’re still in that stage of choosing glasses in which you aren’t sure of the power of the glasses. Once you are certain, read something with it, and if there’s still room for improvement, try another pair.
There are two basic categories when it comes to purchasing nonprescription reading glasses: half glasses and full glasses. Both have their advantages and disadvantages. Advantages of the full glasses are obvious: they cover almost your entire eye, so you can see a lot of what you’re seeing! But the drawback is this: once you look up from this glass, everything appears distorted and somewhat blurry, and then you’ll find you have to constantly take off your glasses every time to see something far away.
Half glasses solve this problem: you can very easily see what you’re reading, and once you look up from them, you’re looking over your glasses, so seeing things in the distance should not be a problem either. The disadvantage of this kind of glasses is that the area the glasses cover is small, and its hard for beginners to read through such a relatively small space.
Ready-made reading glasses are produced in huge numbers, and are more liable to have defects. Always be on the lookout for these. Although cheap, these defects could pose serious problems for your eyes, such as tire them out easily. Some obvious defects you need to be aware of are the bubbles that creep in to the glass or a certain waviness that may cause distorted views.
Nonprescription reading glasses can be anywhere from five to twenty dollars apiece, and are generally available in many colors and styles. Many even buy more than a single pair, because they are largely cheap. Many sizes are also available: some are small enough to fit in carrying cases, once folded, and they never take up much space, be it in briefcases, or purses.
What’s more, owing to the brilliant colors and stylish shapes, you might just want suitable accessories to go with them, like a necklace of the same color. Before long, you’ll find you’ve become a fan of your glasses!