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Do reading glasses help correct your vision?
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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology
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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.

In brief: 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.
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