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Advice on Reading Glasses

POSTED ON October 6, 2011

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Do you find yourself holding your book out at arm’s length so you can read it? If so, it might be time to get reading glasses. There are two main styles of reading glasses available. One is a full frame style made of one lens with the reading prescription. The prescription fills the entire frame. These are ideal if you spend lots of time reading up-close. The second type is half-eye glasses that are worn lower on the nose. The prescription is just on the ...

Do you find yourself holding your book out at arm’s length so you can read it? If so, it might be time to get reading glasses.

There are two main styles of reading glasses available. One is a full frame style made of one lens with the reading prescription. The prescription fills the entire frame. These are ideal if you spend lots of time reading up-close. The second type is half-eye glasses that are worn lower on the nose. The prescription is just on the lower half of the lens, so when you look out the top of the lens you are still able to see clearly.

When searching for reading glasses, you may be inclined to check out your local pharmacy or grocery store, but Dr. Tavel warns you that those ready-make glasses can actually harm your eyes. Ready-made glasses don’t require a prescription from a doctor and don’t address specific issues like astigmatisms. Everyone’s vision is different and you may have a different prescription in each eye. You may also experience headaches, nausea and tires eyes if your wear generic glasses too long.

It’s best to consult your Indiana optometrist for the best advice on purchasing reading glasses. Read comfortably with glasses designed specifically for you!

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