Do you need reading glasses for presbyopia?
Presbyopia, or age-related farsightedness, typically occurs in people over 40 and can make it difficult to read small text, like the text on your phone. But does that mean you need reading glasses? Here's what you need to know about Presbyopia and how it affects your eyesight, as well as how you can manage this common problem so that it doesn't impact your ability to see clearly when you want to read small print or use your phone or computer.
How do your eyes change as you age?
As you age, your eyesight changes. This is called presbyopia, which happens when your eye's lens becomes less flexible. This makes it harder for your eye to focus on close objects. Reading glasses can help correct this problem.
What Is Presbyopia, and how can it affect my eyesight?
Presbyopia is the medical term for the gradual loss of near vision that comes with age. It's a natural part of the aging process and usually starts around age 40. Your eye focuses light on your retina using its lens, but as we age, the natural elasticity in our lens can diminish, which can cause blurry or fuzzy vision. To compensate for this, presbyopic people may have to hold items closer to their eyes or use their fingers as a guide when looking at something up close. Reading glasses are an option that many people turn to when their presbyopia worsens.
When should I get reading glasses?
f you're noticing that you can't read close-up objects as well as you used to, it might be time for reading glasses. It can vary from person to person and is dependent on a variety of factors, including your genetics and how close you are sitting to the object. When deciding if you should get magnifying readers, three fundamental questions should help answer this:
1) Can I see up-close things without straining my eyes?
2) Is my distance vision blurry, or do I have difficulty reading text when it's more than an arm's length away?
3) Do these symptoms change depending on where I am (e.g., in different lighting)?
What are the different powers, and which one is best for me?
There are different powers of reading glasses; the best magnification depends on your needs. Readers are available in different strengths from +0.5 to +4.00 or even higher. The higher the number, the stronger the magnification. If you're starting to experience Presbyopia, a lower number may be all you need. But if your vision has deteriorated significantly, you may need a stronger pair of reading glasses.
Presbyopia reading glasses how to choose your magnification strength?
You'll need to print our power test chart to find the correct reading magnification for your eyes. This will help you identify the level of magnification that is right for you. Once you've found the correct magnification, be sure to select a pair of reading glasses that are comfortable and stylish.