The need for reading glasses transcends just reading things. It can really hurt the way you get around the house – like, say, whipping up a romantic dinner. An estimated 90 million people in the United States either have presbyopia or will develop it by 2014. The condition usually occurs around age 40, when people experience blurred near vision when reading things such as books/magazines/newspapers/menus, sewing or working at the computer. There’s no getting away from it, even if you’ve never had a vision problem before. Presbyopia is brought on by a natural age-related process that causes a gradual thickening and loss of flexibility of the natural lens inside your eye.
There are roughly 150 million U.S. adults wearing eyeglasses. Of those, more than 90 million are over the age of 44. About 50 million Americans have more than one pair of prescription eyeglasses.
Reading glasses improve near-distance vision by magnifying closely held objects like books and papers. Today, reading glasses are available at your eye care provider’s office, drugstores and even supermarkets. Readers come in many styles, shapes, and colors, and are a fun way to experiment with your look without breaking the bank. Reading glasses can also be custom made and fitted for comfort.
Full-frame reading glasses have the same prescription throughout, suitable for people whose days entail a great deal of reading. Half-eye lenses have two powers, providing clear vision up close and far away.
There’s no shame in reading right. Get readers and look good.
Be sure to check out our resources on readers here,http://www.thevisioncouncil.org/readers, and view our Guy’s Guides below: