Q: Why do I need to wear reading glasses?

A: As people age, they often find themselves struggling to see objects and read words up-close. This farsightedness, or presbyopia, is a natural part of the aging process. Although developing presbyopia is normal and common, we know it’s frustrating when you can no longer read a restaurant menu, view a mall sign, or sew on a button with ease.

Q: How do I know if I need reading glasses?

A: There are a few different ways that we've found people start to realize they need reading glasses.

The Book Test: When you notice that you are holding your book or the morning paper more than 10 to 12 inches away from your face, it's a clear sign that you need reading glasses in order to focus on up-close material. When your arms seem to be too short for your eyes, it's time to purchase a pair of reading glasses!

The Hobby Test: You might find yourself struggling to perform your favorite tasks and hobbies like sewing, cooking, drawing, or playing cards. Another indicator: if you struggle to see the food on your plate during mealtimes.

The Headache Test: Frequent headaches and a feeling of tired eyes are signs that it is time to purchase a pair of reading glasses or that you may need a stronger magnification. This is your body's way of telling you that your eyes are straining to do their job and they are in need of some help. Reading glasses might help to relieve these uncomfortable symptoms.

The Eye Exam: Your doctor knows best! If you are still unsure if you need reading glasses, a series of exams, performed by your eye doctor, is the most reliable method of testing. If the results of your eye exam reveal a need for vision correction, then you are in the right place! We have a huge selection of fashionable and affordable reading glasses right here.

 

Q: What Magnification Strength Reading Glasses Do I Need?

A: It happens to everybody — as your 40s approach, your up-close vision begins to deteriorate. Fine text becomes blurry, and you find yourself holding books and newspapers farther and farther away just to be able to see. You, like millions of others, need reading glasses. For the individual who has never needed glasses, it can be an overwhelming task to figure out what reading glasses strength you need.

Follow these steps to find your reading glasses prescription:

Step 1: Print out our handy eye chart by clicking here and follow the instructions.

Step 2: Once you determine your prescription, it is time to purchase your reading glasses! Click here for fabulous selection of fashionable women's styles and click here for our excellent selection of men's reading glasses.