Reading glasses are like ageing you cant stop the march of time and a time will come when you will need reading glasses.
This is nothing to worry about. The condition is called presbyopia.
This condition usually starts in your 40`s and is a change in the lens in the eye and makes it more difficult to see close up and smaller print.
As we get older the condition can worsen. If you are at all cocerned you should make an appointment to see your optician.
In most people there is no problem other than long sightedness
This problem can usually be solved by non prescription reading glasses.
The strength of the magnification will increase with age but it is likely that you start with a low power in your 40`s and end up with a higher power in your 60`s.
You can buy non prescription glasses of all strengths on our website.
READING GLASSES STRENGTHS-WHAT WILL I NEED?
The powers readily available vary from +1 to +3.5 and will increase in steps of +0.5 dioptres.
You can usually find the strength on the arm of the glasses or on the lens.
+1 is the weakest strength of magnification and +3.5 the highest.
Typically by age 40 to 50 year olds might need strengths +1-+1.5.
Age 51 to 55 +1.5 to +2
Age 56-60 +2
Age 61-65 +2.5 -+3
You should generally try them on before buying to ensure they are not too strong for you. If for instance you thought you needed a +2 and it felt blurry go back to a weaker strength say +1.5. The strengths should be comfortable on your eyes and give clear magnified vision.
You should also consider buying a number of different strengths depending on what you need them for. For instance you might normally be a +1.5 but do close up needle work and would benefit from a stronger magnification say +3..
If you do a lot of computer work consider buying computer screen reading glasses. They will give you magnification and protection from 40% of the blue light.
You can buy screen glasses here.
Once you have decided on your strength the next step is to choose a frame.
CHOOSING A FRAME
A person with a smaller face would suit a small frame that was either round or rectangular
If you have an oval shaped face a larger round frame might be right for you.
For larger faces a classic rectangular or a trapezium shape might suit you.
PRACTICALITY OR FASHION?
Some people like a simple but practical ready reader. Something that you can take on and off and are robust. We sell a brand called I Need You from Hamburg that have a style called hangovers. They are unisex glasses. They are called hangovers not because they give you one but they have longer arms that give a comfortable and secure fit around your face. They also are able to be hung from your neck when not wearing them to read.
If you like fashion then we would recommend 2 brands Izipizi from France and Doubleice from Italy.
WHERE TO BUY READING GLASSES.
If you want cheap and ordinary ready readers you can find them at any supermarket. We are not cheap and boring but we are also not expensive. We sell fashion brands from Europe and the UK. The glasses we sell are good quality and durable. We have a no quibbles returns policy of 28 days. Purchases are despatched the same day by Royal Mail 1st class signed for. There are no postage charges for purchases over £35 in the UK. We ship worldwide providing tracking number. So if you are looking for reading glasses please shop here.
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