Reading Glasses Help, Here’s Why

It’s easy to get frustrated when you just can’t see like when you were younger. This happens to many people over the age of forty, and reading glasses at Mountain Eye Care are often needed to correct the problem. Reading glasses provide extra assistance to focus on small objects at near, like words on a page or computer screen. Reading glasses are not to be confused for regular eyeglasses that are needed in order to drive, watch television, and perform other everyday tasks. You can get your reading glasses at Mountain Eye Care; all you have to do is come into our store and visit us today! Continue reading this page to find more information about reading glasses at Mountain Eye Care.

Struggling to read without needed glasses can cause the eyes to become strained and vision to deteriorate. Wearing reading glasses can minimize potential issues. How do you know when you need reading glasses? If you can answer YES to more than one or two of the following questions, you may want to make an appointment with your eye doctor to have your eyes checked out:

  • Do you get headaches or sore eyes while reading for more than a few minutes?
  • Could you thread a needle if you had to?
  • Do you squint when trying to read a magazine or book?
  • Do you hold books at arm’s length to read?
  • Do you squint at the words on the television set?
  • Do you find yourself having to (or wanting to) push your computer monitor back in order to see it better?
  • Have you reached your fortieth birthday?

These are just a few of the questions that your doctor may ask you if you express an interest in reading glasses. Not everyone over the age of 40 needs reading glasses, but those who do are most often diagnosed with Presbyopia.

Presbyopia is not a disease, but a natural condition that results from the natural aging process of the body, including the eyes. It is not painful and happens gradually, over a long period of time. Once Presbyopia has set in, the lens of the eye begins to lose its elasticity and the eyes begin to lose the natural ability to focus on small objects, causing them to appear blurred up close. The truth about reading glasses at Mountain Eye Care is that most people end up needing them eventually. You can get an eye exam done at Mountain Eye Care to determine your eye health and to see if you can benefit from reading glasses. You may just be able to enjoy reading and writing again!

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