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Reading is not only an essential part of our everyday lives; it is also a pleasure that we enjoy in our spare time. Whatever your reason for reading, it should not be a chore.
If you find yourself having difficulty focusing, or if you experience headaches while reading, you may benefit from a pair of reading glasses.
Find the Eyeglass World nearest you to see our full line of affordable reading glasses.
Ready Made vs. Prescription Reading Glasses
Since the 1990s, sales of ready-made reading glasses have been up, due largely to the convenience of purchasing them at pharmacies and grocery stores. While this may be a convenient option, it is not necessarily a safe one.
In addition to poor quality construction, these cheap glasses often do more harm than good. For one thing, ready-made reading glasses have the same strength lenses in each eye, while most people who would benefit from reading glasses actually require a different prescription for each eye.+
Wearing glasses with an incorrect prescription can result in headaches, eyestrain, and even nausea. Ready-made glasses are also only offered in a very small range of prescription magnification, which increases the likelihood of obtaining an incorrect lens for your eyes.
Ready-made reading glasses are not a safe alternative to regular eye exams. In fact, wearing these off the shelf glasses for extended periods of time could even make matters worse, especially if you have an underlying condition such as glaucoma, AMD or complications from diabetes.
Protect your vision, find the Eyeglass World nearest you to schedule an eye exam, and browse our selection of affordable reading glasses.
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