Why Reading Glasses Are Important and How to Choose the Right Ones

As we age, our bodies, including our eyes, undergo changes. Around the age of 40, many people experience a common natural process called "tired eyesight" or "presbyopia." This condition can be corrected with reading glasses.

Tired eyesight or presbyopia isn't a disease but a natural deterioration of our eyes' focusing mechanism. Over time, nearby objects start to appear blurry. Importantly, this is separate from any existing visual issues like myopia, astigmatism, or hyperopia. Presbyopia affects both eyes similarly.

This deterioration occurs for two main reasons:

  1. Natural aging of the eye lens.
  2. Reduced flexibility of the eye.

You might notice symptoms during everyday activities, especially when reading. The text may seem to "dance" or blur, requiring more light, and sometimes, you might instinctively hold objects farther away to see them clearly. After a while, you might experience visual fatigue or headaches due to the loss of sharpness.

Presbyopia typically starts around age 40 and gradually stabilizes around age 65.

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Choosing reading glasses: Everything you need to keep in mind

It's important to note that everyone will experience this process sooner or later because it's a natural part of ageing. While some people adapt to these changes without much discomfort, others may need reading glasses. If you experience noticeable discomfort, it's advisable to consult a specialist for a proper diagnosis, as it can sometimes be confused with hyperopia. Once diagnosed, choosing the right reading glasses is essential.

Here are some key points to consider:

  • Determine the correct prescription, including diopters and interpupillary distance.
  • Opt for high-quality organic lenses to protect against scratches, falls, and wear.
  • Avoid using over-the-counter or store-bought glasses, as they may not meet your vision correction needs.
  • Prioritize comfort; your glasses should fit well and suit your daily life.

At Soft Touch Lenses, both in our physical stores and online, we offer a wide range of reading glasses to meet your specific needs. Our reading glasses are available in various reading powers (+1, +1.5, +2, +2.5, +3) and are designed for reading books, using mobile devices, laptops, tablets, and computers, ensuring both quality and comfort for your daily use.

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