If you’re reading this article, you probably have thought about getting yourself a pair of reading glasses at least once. So, tell us! Do you ever hold a book, phone, sticky-note up-close and adjust its distance several times till you can finally read the text? If this method of reading is slowly becoming a habit for you, then you’ve come to the right place.
Here are a few common signs that indicate you may need reading glasses.
1. You’re Above 40 Years Of Age
Age affects our eyes, very similar to our skin, bones, and joints. As you hit the big 40, your natural lenses become less flexible. This makes it difficult to focus, especially when you’re reading.
2. You Need Bright Light To Read
It may seem there’s never enough light for you to read one page of text clearly. Studies show, a 60-year-old may need three times as much light as compared to a 20-year-old when reading.
3. Working On Laptops Or Reading A Book Tires Your Eyes Easily
A person developing presbyopia may find their eyelids drooping when they’re at their desk reading or working on their laptop. While a temporary solution may be to blink your eyes more often, the best option is to invest in a pair of reading glasses.
4. Frequent Headaches
Straining your eyes to read or watch television may result in acute headaches. Eye strain and headaches will likely go away once you’ve rested your eyes. Wearing glasses for eye strain or headaches is helpful to prevent it from happening or reduce other symptoms that come with it.
As we say this, we are also aware that reading glasses do come with their fair share of bad rap. Which is why we are now going to debunk a few myths about reading glasses.
Myth #1: Reading Glasses Will Deteriorate Your Vision Over Time
Fact: Glasses can only aid in improving your vision. They cannot cause your eyesight to go bad. As we get older, our eyes and vision become poorer, so your reading glasses may not be the reason you are not able to read properly. You may only need eyeglasses with a higher power.
Myth #2: Over-The-Counter Reading Glasses Are Bad
Fact: Getting your reading glasses from a pharmacist or an online retailer will not make your vision worse. These glasses contain magnifying glasses that are perfectly safe, even if you have 20/20 vision. However, make sure to know your reading power before getting your glasses over-the-counter.
Myth #3: Wearing Reading Glasses Will Reduce Your Power
While wearing reading glasses will definitely give you clearer vision, it won’t magically cure or reduce your eyesight. Reading glasses do not have an impact on your prescription or power number.
Myth #4: Able To See Well? You Don’t Need Reading Glasses!
Although, you may have a perfect 20/20 vision now, many eye conditions and vision problems start to show as you age, especially after turning 40. Reading glasses act as a preventive measure by easing eye strain through the years.
Myth #5: Reading In Low Light Can Lead To Blindness
No one can go blind from reading in low light. But it does affect your eyes to some extent. Low light makes it harder to read, causing eye strain and temporary headaches.
So, now that you know everything about reading glasses, it’s about time you browse through a few of Lenskart’s best sellers!
Our top six reading glasses for you: