All About Readers
Chances are most of us will need reading glasses eventually.
It's okay. While it may sound like some sort of cult, Presbyopia is
actually a pretty harmless and natural effect of aging. So don't
fight it, embrace it. It's a chance to look cool, smart, creative
and stylish, while actually being able to read that menu.
Very smart and scientific-like researchers in white coats estimate
that more than one billion people wordlwide have Presbyopia, and
about half of those people do not have adequate corrective lenses.
That number is projected to increase to nearly 1.37 billion by the
Presbyopia is a natural condition that usually kicks in around age
40 (along with sore knees and the desire to drive a
Corvette). As you age, your eye lenses harden and can no
longer change shape to focus on close objects like they used
You have two options: Get yourself some reading glasses, or squint, though that
causes little wrinkles around the eyes that no one really seems to
And every two or three years, you're going to need to get a new
pair, upping the power to overcome the effects of aging. So why not
get a pair that looks great on you? Readerboutique.com can help you
So are reading glasses safe to wear? Yes. Every day, eye care
professionals are recommending simple magnifying reading glasses to
their patients who need help reading small print. The thing is,
reading glasses are not intended to replace an eye examination by a
trained, and licensed eye care specialist. So go see an
honest-to-goodness eye care professional once a year.
Contact Lenses and Reading
Now maybe you're thinking, "I don't need reading glasses, I wear
contact lenses." Wrong, Mister Smart guy. While there may be truth
to that, some contact wearers may require a little help from a pair
of reading glasses at some point.
Contacts are designed to correct your underlying vision issues.
For example, if you're nearsighted, you can't see distances clearly
without contacts or glasses. The opposite is true for you
farsighted folk. Even so, reading glasses may be necessary when
you're reading fine print, in low light. Even some hobbies
are going to require readers so you can actually see what you're
doing. You wouldn't want to drill that hole in the wrong place
Lasik Surgery Patients and Reading
Did you know that if you're over 40 and you undergo LASIK eye
surgery to treat your near sightedness, or distance vision, you
still may need reading glasses for all that up-close stuff? Welcome
to the world of Presbyopia, in which the lens of the eye
progressively hardens, making it more difficult to read small
print. LASIK surgery corrects near sightedness but may in
fact hasten the need for reading glasses to help with near vision
Cataract Surgery Patients and
A cataract is a clouding of the lens in the eye that affects
vision. Some common symptoms are: cloudy or blurred vision,
colors that seemed faded, and poor night vision. Most
cataracts are related to aging. Although, you don't have to be a
senior citizen to get a cataract, cataracts are more common in
older people - in fact, by age 80, more than half of all Americas
either have a cataract, or have had cataract surgery. Some patients
may need reading glasses after undergoing cataract surgery for
close vision. Your doctor will be able to determine what is
best for you based on your current vision and goals. But remember:
Only you can decide whether that bright green pair with the
rhinestones works for you or not.
Sun readers are just like regular sunglasses, but with bifocal
readers at the bottom of the lens. So not only will you be able to
see every detail, you'll also look cool and Hollywood. And trust
us, wearing a pair of regular sunglasses over your readers while
lying on the beach - that ain't Hollywood.
Now, if you're new to bifocals, it'll take awhile to get used to
them. Start out just sitting and reading. Eventually, you may be
able to walk, talk, and chew gum while wearing them. One thing
though: because they're bifocals, you shouldn't drive in sun readers. Even in the Corvette,
Mister Over 40.
The American Optometric Association estimates that over 125
Million adults suffer from symptoms of Computer Vision Syndrome.
Fortunately, while you're here at the computer anyway, you can get
a pair of computer readers. Their
specially-designed lenses reduce eye strain, blurred vision and all
sorts of problems that come with being on the computer all day,
whether its part of your job, or you just like looking at really
awesome websites that sell readers.
That blue light that comes from your monitor makes your eyes work
harder, causing blurred vision, muscle strain, eye discomfort and
headaches. But A-HA! The amber lenses in computer readers filter
out blue light. Genius! And then there's the anti-reflective
coating that gives you even more protection from fluorescent
lighting and glare.
One thing to remember: Your monitor isn't as close as normal
reading materials, so you'll need to choose a half-power weaker
than your everyday reader. But no worries, the amber lenses make
you look at least eleven-times more powerful.
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intended to diagnose health problems and does not replace the
advice, diagnosis or treatment of an eye doctor or medical
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