Whether near or far sighted, many baby boomers are grateful for reading glasses. That’s because so many baby boomers are having trouble reading print or computer screens that were once clear as a bell with younger eyes. As we age the eyes age along with us and vision accuracy decreases. This is first noticed with close vision or reading vision.
People who have never experienced vision problems will be surprised to find their vision is deteriorating. In most cases this is nothing to be alarmed about; it is a normal part of the aging process. People with previous vision problems will gradually notice changes to their current prescription and their doctor will make the needed adjustments. Many times non-prescription reading glasses, or ready-readers, will compensate for the weakening vision.
There are several reasons to use reading glasses for reading correction. First, ready-readers are easy to adjust to and cost effective. For people with no previous vision problems reading glasses are the best and cheapest option. They can look down through the glasses when reading print and look forward normally for regular vision.
Many Sets of Eye Glasses
For those who need correction for more than just reading, vision reading glasses are still popular options. Bifocal and trifocal lenses, along with the new progressive lenses, work well for some people but many have difficulty learning to use them. These lenses require a complete retraining of the eyes to see far, mid-range, and close up vision.
As an option, a person can have a set of eye glasses for distance vision and a set for reading. This is the perfect solution for someone just beginning to experience the effects of Presbyopia which is blurred vision developing as a result of aging. Reading glasses can be small and compact which makes them easy to slip on and off when needed and easy to store.
When is it time for ready-readers? If you find yourself straining your eyes to read printed materials or having to hold fine print away from your face to read you are experiencing vision problems. The first step is to see a specialist and have the problem diagnosed. You may need prescription lenses.
If you are like many people though, the doctor will instruct you to buy a set of non-prescription reading glasses that magnify the material you are reading. Prescription glasses are not always necessary when the glasses are for reading only. Some people will also purchase ready readers to wear with contact lenses when the contact lenses are primarily for distance vision.
Ask For Reading Glasses
It is important to ask for reading glasses, not computer glasses. Computer glasses are excellent for people who work long hours on computers. However, they are not manufactured for the correct distance for reading glasses. A person who needs reading and computer vision glasses may want to consider two pairs of glasses or multifocal lens.
Ready readers come in two basis styles, full lens and half lens. Full lens styles look like normal glasses and have the same lens strength over the entire viewing area. Half lens styles sit a little beneath the eye, on the nose, and are just that – a half lens.
One style of ready readers is not better than other. Your choice is determined by personal preference. As with all glasses choices, this choice should also take in several other factors. reading glasses come in many colour choices and shapes so you can match them to your wardrobe, you attitude, your hair colour, or your facial shape. They are very cost effective and a person can easily buy more than one pair.
With today’s great fashion forward specs you may be the next one to say, “Near or far sighted, thank goodness for reading glasses!” And you will truly mean it once you recognize how much your vision is improved with the right pair of glasses.