If your arms are getting shorter and shorter as YOU try TO increase the distance between your eyes and your reading material, you’re a candidate for glasses.
But what kind of glasses? Here’s how to decide when to get what.
It usually happens around age 45.
Presbyopia, caused by a decreased elasticity in the eyes' lenses so that you can’t focus on the words of your book or restaurant menu, is as certain as waking up to middle age wrinkles.
By aged 50 about 95% of people are affected.
But should you buy readers or prescription lenses?
Here are the pros and cons of each:
Readers come in generic strengths which can be chosen via a trial and error process
Ideal for those who need help focussing but don’t require other vision correction
If you wear contacts, but need some help with the small print, readers are a good option
Not made to correct distance vision problems
Readers have the same prescription in both lenses even though most people have one eye that is weaker than the other
Readers could put a strain on one eye to make up for a weaker eye which will affect your visual performance
Tailor-made to suit your eyes
Will give you the most accurate vision correction you need for each eye individually and both together
If you have one eye weaker than the other, require strong vision correction or have myopia, astigmatism, or more serious eye conditions, then prescription glasses are your best choice
Better quality material for lenses and frames.