Inevitably, as people get older there is a significantly increased likelihood of needing reading glasses at some point.
When the time comes to choose the perfect pair of glasses for you, it can be an incredibly overwhelming process, especially due to the seemingly endless variety of different choices you have to make.
Continue reading to discover how to choose the right strength and style of reading glasses for you if, indeed, you need them.
Do I Need Reading Glasses?
Obviously, everyone is different in a plethora of different ways, not least in how long it takes for the eyes to start to decrease in strength and for vision to start to become impeded.
Signs it may be time to invest in some reading glasses may include, but are categorically not limited to:
- The desire and/or need for better and brighter light when reading
- You have started to see circles of glowing lights when looking directly into lightbulbs or car headlights
- You seem to be affected with headaches of increasing severity
- Your eyes begin to itch, feel generally tired and sore after reading or browsing the internet
- You are over the age of 40, when generally many people’s eyesight starts to deteriorate
Professional, established and experienced online reading glasses retailers, such as Just Glasses, will consult with you throughout the decision-making process.
Choosing Your Strength
This may seem overtly obvious, but the most important fact to remember when finding the exact, correct strength of reading glasses needed, that the higher the number the stronger the contrast of the glasses will be to your usual natural lens.
If you are lucky enough to have only just noticed that you may need some extra help when reading, especially in areas and rooms with low and dim lighting, then the good news is that you may well be able to improve your vision, certainly for the short-term, by purchasing non-prescription sunglasses.
The strength of the lens in reading glasses is measured in the unit of dioptre and increases by 0.25 as the lens gets stronger. There is a wide selection of free dioptre charts available online and using one can be a good starting point when deciding which strength you need.
Choosing Your Style
Nowadays, there are a host of different styles of frames and shapes of lens to suit every style preference.
However, as you will no doubt be wearing glasses regularly, it would be a good idea to pick a more neutral shade for your frames and choose colours that you are already aware complement your skin tone and hair colour.
Again, there are numerous complementary online face shape charts that can help you to determine the right shape of lens for your glasses that will best suit your face.
If you have more of a square face, round or oval glasses with a thicker frame work best, whereas if your face is more rounded, rectangular lenses are perfect.
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