Many people over the age of 40 will need glasses to help them read text up close and the quickest and cheapest way to do this is through buying ready to wear reading glasses. Though to some people they will not be as good as custom made glasses they certainly do the job and afford people the luxury of having more than one pair at a time due to their low prices.
Even when people wear these off the shelf varieties it is still important that they visit their optician every 6 months to have an eye test and make sure there are no underlying issues which need to be addressed.
As people age the lens within their eye will usually get stiffer, making it more difficult to focus on things that are up close – a tell-tale sign for this is people holding reading material at a distance to allow them to read it properly. This condition is known as presbyopia. A lot of people will notice this after the age of 40 and then decide to order ladies or mens reading glasses to combat the problem.
Ready to wear reading glasses are suitable for people with presbyopia and should not be worn by anyone who needs glasses for driving, watching television or any other activities. These off the shelf glasses are also prepared with two lenses that are the same so again they are not suitable for anyone who have one eye that is different from the other.
Both men’s and women’s reading glasses are available in a number of different strengths depending upon how strong they need the lenses to be in order to read things effectively. They may very inexpensive and effective spare pairs of glasses for anyone who is likely to mislay their reading glasses or wants to keep different pairs in different places.
Though wearing ready-made glasses is unlikely to do your eyes any harm it is still recommended that people undergo a regular and thorough eye examination to make sure there are not any other problems with their site apart from presbyopia.