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Is It Okay To Wear Reading Glasses All The Time
Active teen girl migraine same time every night start around 5 last all evening advilhelps sometimes have reading glasses and I wear them but no help?
Not all the time: You would use them for reading only, not driving, watching tv or anything else. ...Read more
Could use your help docs! My eye doctor told me to try OTC reading glasses, can you wear them all the time?
Presbyopia: Is the term which describes the typical age-related development of reading problems. Often, patients who don't need glasses for distance vision can get along with otc readers. This type of glasses is meant to be used only for reading and you won't be able to see distance well through them. Alternatives include half-sized lenses in which you look over the top, or bifocals to wear all the time. ...Read more
If I read a lot & use a laptop lots, is it okay to wear reading glasses that are +1.0 if I haven't been prescribed them? Will it ruin my eyesight?
Perhaps: At age 46, presbyopia, the hardening of the lens which disturbs focusing at near - is inevitable. Reading glasses can help with the clarity for print and small objects. If you have these needs, the glasses will help. If you don't wear the glasses, you will struggle - but either way the eyes will do their best and whether or not you wear glasses, the eyes will not change from their destiny. ...Read more
No...: ...But it may cause undue strain. Up until the 40s, the eyes can normally focus for near work. By the late 40s, near focus becomes difficult. Reading glasses are essentially magnifiers that help you focus up close. If you can focus up close on your own, there is no reason to use readers, and they can give you headaches. There is no danger, however, in using them. ...Read more
Reading glasses: Reading glasses or bifocals are part of aging. It's going to occur. The muscles in the eye that focuses up close weaken and the lens becomes less flexible. When you use reading glasses, these muscles do not have to work as hard, so the weaken more. But this is a normal pattern. It's like buying a pair of pants with a larger waist size, they feel better, but you'll probably never go back ...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
Noticed 2 Small dents top of head on each side of midline exactly where I wear my reading glasses when not using them. I have been doing this 2 years.
Normal effect: Yes Eyeglass wearers do get dents from prolonged pressure in any spot. For instance the nose pads cause dents in the sides of the upper nose. You can stop the practice and it will improve but very slowly. ...Read more
Yes: You can also buy them over the counter at any drug store. ...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
I had reading glasses of number 1; now I got my eyes tested again; dr. Recommended 1.25; it changes over time?
Gradually: As you enter the 40's (presbyopia) your lens hardens and near vision needs help. The general range is +0.75 to +3.00 for corrective needs as you age in this sequence. When you reach the low 50's, the lens is like a rock and will not change after that so there is a top corrective need. The difference between +1.00 and +1.25 is small and you may not need such a small change if you read ok. ...Read more
I have perfect vision up close and far away. If I wear reading glasses for fun and just for reading will it do any damage on my eyes?
No damage: But they may not work so well for you to see distance, as they are only useful for near work. ...Read more
Yes: It's not abnormal to have a different prescription in each eye, or a different level of focus (accommodation). Most of the time, however, your eyes will adjust to the demands that you place in front of them. Some people may require a separate reading eye glass prescription to fine tune each eyes focus. Another related issue is amblyopia, which is an impairment in an eye's level of vision (abnormal. ...Read more
No: You need reading glasses because the lens system inside your eye has lost its ability to accomodate at near. Wearing reading glasses brings near targets into focus on your retina. Just like putting a bigger, stronger lens on a camera doesn't make the camera weaker, using a better lens over your eye doesn't make it weaker. You'll just have a clearer picture. ...Read more
I am having difficulty with reading even when I wear reading glasses +3.Eye. I have early diabetic cataracts what can I do?
Possibly: Depends on what they are correcting. Ask yoru doctor. ...Read more
Forties: On average most people need to start using readers in their forties. It is a bell curve so certainly some people will need them earlier and some later. ...Read more
High powered readers: +5 is a very high powered reading lens, more than twice as strong as normal reading glasses for a 50 year old. The reading power is added to the distance rx to get a final power. So, if a person had a distance rx of +3.00, and a +2.00 reading power, that would add up to +5.00 total. If the vision is less that 20/20, high power gives more magnification. Or, if working very close (8 inches). ...Read more
Most drug stores etc:
You can find reading glasses pretty much anywhere from drug stores and grocery stores to eye/lens places to optometrists. You may even order online if you wish. No worries
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Not at all: Glasses do not worsen the eye's vision. They serve to improve the vision by supplementing the prescription that your eyes need to see sharply. Reading glasses are magnifying lenses that improve the focus of eyes that can no longer focus well on their own. Our ability to focus up close decreases naturally as we age; glasses simply correct for this and don't cause it. ...Read more
Sort of: Reading glasses are prescribed for those who cannot focus at near usually due to age (presbyopia). They can help you see better. They cannot "correct" the vision in the sense that they do not alter the basic need for glasses. But if you need them, they can be terrific to allow reading and other near work. ...Read more
Common signs are...: Needing more light to read, having to move objects further away to see them well, fatigue with reading, headaches with reading, and blurred vision when changing from near to distance objects. ...Read more
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