Top
10
Doctor insights on: Can I Use Reading Glasses Without Having Side Effects

Share
1

1
Can I use reading glasses without having side effects?

Can I use reading glasses without having side effects?

Yes: The only side effect is diminished reading ability when you do not wear necessary reading eyeglasses. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
Dr. Tim Conrad
761 doctors shared insights

Glasses (Definition)

Glasses is a term that describes a pair of lenses that are placed in a frame to be worn to correct faulty vision ...Read more


3

3
Please tell me, could a person with normal eyesight use reading glasses without adverse effects?

Please tell me, could a person with normal eyesight use reading glasses without adverse effects?

Yes: Patients with norma distance vision after age 40, but who can't focus @ near usually do well with these as 1 of many options. ...Read more

5

5
I am 48. I use reading glasses but I need glasses for my near sightedness too? Any recommendations?

I am 48. I use reading glasses but I need glasses for my near sightedness too?  Any recommendations?

Progressive bifocal: A bifocal will allow you to correct your distance vision when looking ahead and your reading near vision when looking down. ...Read more

6

6
Can I use reading glasses with my contacts on, together?

Can I use reading glasses with my contacts on, together?

Yes: Usually contacts are used to correct your distance vision. Reading glasses then are needed for patients who (usually after 40yrs of age) have lost their near vision. Many patients use over the counter readers over the contacts for near vision. ...Read more

7

7
Im 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

8

8
Should I use reading glasses after laser eye surgery or is the surgery going to fix that?

Should I use reading glasses after laser eye surgery or is the surgery going to fix that?

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

See 1 more doctor answer
9

9
Is it fine to use reading glasses regardless of how much you need them or not?

Is it fine to use reading glasses regardless of how much you need them or not?

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

10

10
When do you use reading glasses? What are the guidelines?

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