Doctor insights on:
Can I Use Reading Glasses For Distance
What does it mean if I'm able to use reading glasses even for "distance". .. that is things "far" away are not "blurry, " just "bigger"?
Your glasses: Some people have a prescription of + numbers and some have - numbers. If your eyes are far-sighted, your actual prescription may be a + number therefore making your "reading glasses" actually correct your reading and distance vision. This is more common than most people think. ...Read more
I am 48. I use reading glasses but I need glasses for my near sightedness too? Any recommendations?
Yes: The only side effect is diminished reading ability when you do not wear necessary reading eyeglasses. ...Read more
I'm myopic I do practice plus lense therapy for eg. I use reading glasses for close work like reading, surfing net etc, can it harm my vision?
It's ok.: This is a hotly debated topic. Do people who read more become progressively more nearsighted? And if they do, is it because of the extensive reading? No clear answer, but your doing no harm. ...Read more
Likely reading glass:
If you are already wearing reading glasses or bifocals before lasik, you will likely still need glasses for near after.
Lasik typically corrects the distance vision permanently. After age 40, near vision still needs an additional reading glass correction.
There is an option to purposely undercorrect one eye (leaving it near sighted) to allow spectacle free vision - this is called monovision. ...Read more
When you can't see: Presbyopia is the loss of focusing in your eyes for near vision. It happens to everyone to some degree starting in your forties. Using readers simply helps to bring the focus back at a near point. The loss of reading vision is progressive and will naturally get weaker into your 60-70's and then level off. You can try the weakest readers first (+1.25) and gradually move up if you need more. ...Read more
Yes: Presbyopia is the loss of focusing in your eyes for near vision. It happens to everyone to some degree starting in your forties. Using readers simply helps to bring the focus back at a near point. You cannot "over-use" them and using them more will not make the eyes more weak. The loss of reading vision is progressive and will naturally get weaker into your 60-70's and then level off. ...Read more
Maybe: There have been some surgical procedures attempted in the past that never really became popular in the us for correction of presbyopia (or the need for reading glasses). Of course, available options now include monovison with wearing a contact lens in one eye or having refractive surgery in one eye for reading or cataract surgery with placement of a multifocal implant lens. ...Read more
Shouldn't: All depends on what you define as perfect vision. If that has been assessed by an eye care provider, then reading glasses are merely extra magnification and shouldn't interfere with your vision. However, if you have any residual farsightedness or other type of prescription at distance, sometimes this can become more manifest, or noticeable, after wearing reading glasses. ...Read more
No harm: You can with no harm to your eyes. If you want the absolute best/clearest vison, you may want to get prescription glassess. ...Read more
Is it safe to use reading glasses for close-up blurrry vision while I go to see my eye Doc? I'm 21 and I've been having vision problems for a month.
If they help: You see then go ahead and use them until you get things adjusted with your eye doc. Good luck. ...Read more
What are the most common symptoms of presbyopia & when do most ppl start experiencing them? How do you know if it might be time for reading glasses?
Decrease near vision: Commonly people around ago 40 loss ability to focus at. Our natural crystalline lens before age 40 able to zoom far and close instantly. But after 40 we slowly loss our close up zooming. However, if someone farsighted (hyperopia) they can loss their close up focusing in their late 30's. Pls have eye exam with refraction after dilation to rule out latent hyperopia. ...Read more
Sometimes: The majority of lenses inserted after cataract removal are single vision, corrected for distance, and you will need to have eyeglasses to see at near. Newer lense designs are now coming on the market to correct vision at all distances. You can discuss this with your ophthalmologist who is doing the surgery. Usually there is an extra charge for these "premium" lenses. ...Read more
I have prescribed reading glasses. It does not affect my vision when looking in the distance. Is it ok for me to wear them 24/7?
Yes: Weaeing or not wearing them will not affect the health of your eyes. ...Read more
- Talk to a doctor online
- Middle distance glasses for reading music
- I suddenly cant read without reading glasses
- When to wear glasses for distance
- Can i wear prescription glasses with colord contacts?
- Can my eyesight gradually change so that i no longer will need my glasses?
- Can i go straight to contact lenses without ever wearing glasses?
- How can i stop getting a sore nose when wearing glasses?
- Had 2 glasses of wine yesterday can i take tylenol today
- Can reading glasses help with myopia?