How to Know If You Need Reading Glasses?
Do you sometimes feel eyestrain or headache while working too close on your device? Or, do you ever have to keep your arms outstretched to see things clearly? Then you know it's time for reading glasses. As we get older, we have more and more problems with looking at things closely. Presbyopia1 is a natural part of aging and at a certain age, reading glasses become inevitable. In middle-aged or older adults, the magnification strength is increasing. It all depends on your age and your eye condition.Young people can also have trouble seeing things closely. You go to sleep and scroll down your Instagram profile. You have blurred vision, feel eyestrain, and can’t focus. The first reason that comes to your mind is that you may be tired from the day. However, this keeps happening more often. If that’s the case, then you are definitely having farsightedness, and you need computer reading blue light blocking glasses.
What is Farsightedness (Hyperopia)?
Farsightedness or hyperopia2 is a condition of the eye in which light rays are refracted at the back of the retina instead of the retina. As a result, farsighted people may have blurred vision when looking or reading at shorter distances for longer periods. Farsightedness can occur at any age. In young people, if the diopter is lower, the symptoms may be absent, but if the diopter is higher, the symptoms can be masked by additional eyestrain.
Symptoms of farsightedness are:
- blurred vision when seeing anything up close
- double images of objects that are close
- pain inside and around the eyes
- rapid fatigue when reading
- headache after prolonged work
If you are having farsightedness, you may develop presbyopia later in life3.
What Are The Symptoms of Presbyopia?
Near vision impairment, which occurs between the age of 43-46, is called presbyopia. In the 40s, the power of adaptation decreases, so the vision, at the usual distance for reading becomes blurred. The most common symptoms of presbyopia are:
- feeling headaches
- tingling in the eyes
- blurred vision and fatigue
Problems can occur earlier in life if the person is tied up to long-term computer-near work.
Finding The Best Reading Glasses for Women
Now it’s time to find the best reading glasses for women. What’s important includes:
- The right magnification strength
First of all, go to your eye doctor to find out the right diopter. All reading glasses have signs that indicate their power. They range from +0.5 to +4 in most cases. This depends on how far you are from the screen that you are viewing, and how you see things at a certain distance.
- Test the glasses
Try to read something in order to test your glasses. You should read clearly at a comfortable length. If you are holding the material too far, then you need to increase your diopter and magnification. Try different things and find the best close spot that you can read clearly.
- Choose the one with the best quality
In order to have effective blue light glasses, you should buy the best blue light blocking glasses that are high quality. Our computer reading glasses have high optical quality and clearer lenses that are comfortable and adjustable for everyone. They are also third-party laboratory tested and impact resistant.
- Lens material
The lens material is also another thing that is important when choosing the best reading glasses for you. There are two types of blue lens glasses - plastic lenses and glass material lenses. They both have advantages and disadvantages. The plastic lenses are easier to wear but are easy to scratch, while the glass lenses are more resistant to scratching, easy to clear, but are heavier for wearing.
- Know your style
Know your style to get the frame that looks great on you and fits your face shape. Some of our best reading glasses for women are Artist, Pro, and Arctic. All women’s blue light glasses are durable, look great on every woman, and will suit your face shape perfectly. You will be protected from the blue light radiation, be stylish and fashionable at the same time. They are also UV protection glasses because they block 100% of UVA and UVB.
Reading Glasses Lens Types
The lens type plays a key role in choosing the right blue light blocking glasses. There are several lens types including:Bifocal lenses
Bifocal glasses have two separate optical powers, or in more simple terms, have lenses with two areas: one larger area at the top to view objects further away, and one smaller area at the bottom to see nearby objects, for example reading a book.Fully magnified lenses
These lenses have magnification of your choice throughout the whole lens. Most people wear this type of lens only when they have a single task to complete.High power lenses
Reading glasses that are more than +4 are considered high reading power glasses.
Reading glasses with blue light protection are the best ones for protecting your eyes. Protecting your eyes helps in preventing eye-related conditions in the future. It is crucial to wear your reading glasses whenever you want to read something or stay too close in front of your device. We recommend our blue light blocking glasses because they are stylish, adjustable, and comfortable to wear.
1. National Eye Institute (NIH). September 8, 2020. Presbyopia.
2. Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research (MFMER). June 16, 2020. Farsightedness.
3. Cleveland clinic August 6, 2020. Presbyopia.