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Can reading glasses prevent eye strain?

Can reading glasses prevent eye strain?

Yes: After age 40s, presbyopia starts to set in which is loss of accommodation or focusing to see at near. So for those with a plano or hyperopic farsighted prescription, eye strain starts to happen when looking at small print. Reading glasses help to relieve the strain of accommodation. ...Read more

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Dr. Tim Conrad
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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


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Can reading glasses help prevent computer related eye strain?

Can reading glasses help prevent computer related eye strain?

Yes: If the strain is coming from presbyopia (loss of accommodation) and long hours of use. Adjust the power of reading glasses to the focal point distance from the computer screen vs. Font size (and reduce glare). ...Read more

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Lost my glasses, now eyes are strained. Wait for new ones or use dimestore reading glasses?

Lost my glasses, now eyes are strained. Wait for new ones or use dimestore reading glasses?

Try dimestore: It sounds like mostly your have near vision issues. Were the lost glasses bifocals? With a distance correction you needed? If not you can buy $10 glasses and do very well by them. And if you just want something in the meanwhile, el cheapo glasses are not a major investment and can be used later as a back up. ...Read more

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Will reading glasses help or hurt a blind spot in my eye?

Will reading glasses help or hurt a blind spot in my eye?

Should help.: Readers should magnify the image slightly, which will help you see around your blind spot. ...Read more

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Headache because of eye strain when i'm reading. Do i need glasses?

Headache because of eye strain when i'm reading. Do i need glasses?

You may: See an eye doc for an exam. Your eyes may be deficient in ability to maintain comfortable focus with near tasks and glasses can alleviate your symptoms. Furthermore an exam will reassure that your eyes are properly aligned, as this may cause visual symptoms too. ...Read more

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Will over-the-counter reading computer glasses help reduce eye strain during reading?

Will over-the-counter reading computer glasses help reduce eye strain during reading?

Yes: For people with presbyopia (difficulty with focusing closely), readers can work wonders. What they cannot address however are differences in focus between the eyes or astigmatism. For many people however, otc readers work great and are inexpensive. For the ultimate clarity, see your ophthalmologist and try some custom glasses. ...Read more

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I am having difficulty with reading even when i wear reading glasses +3.Eye. I have early diabetic cataracts what can I do ?

I am having difficulty with reading even when i wear reading glasses +3.Eye. I have  early diabetic cataracts what can I do   ?

Eye check: Typical early diabetic cataracts are centrally located meaning they are blocking the vision right in the center. An evaluation with your eye surgeon (ophthalmologist) would be indicated. ...Read more

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