Why Can't I Read with Glasses on?

Advancements in vision care technology have made clear vision more accessible than ever. Your glasses can allow you to enjoy some of your favorite activities in a more healthy way, such as reading on your digital devices.

And although your current glasses help you see more clearly, when it comes to activities where your eyes are close to the object your viewing, you may need specialized reading glasses. 

How Do You Know If You Need Reading Glasses?

Your vision is ever-changing, and your eyes become more susceptible to change as you age. These changes can come in the form of refractive errors requiring various visual aids such as glasses, contact lenses, or laser vision correction.

Aging eye conditions.

When you’re younger, the natural lens inside your eye is flexible and able to adapt to various visual demands. Over time, the lens inside of your eye becomes less flexible and weakens your eyes' ability to accommodate near vision. This condition is referred to as presbyopia. 

Presbyopia is a vision condition that results in the gradual loss of your eye's ability to focus on nearby objects. Presbyopia becomes more apparent in your early to mid-40s and continues to worsen through age 65.

Some common symptoms of presbyopia can include:

  • Blurry vision at normal reading distances
  • Eyestrain or headaches after reading or doing close-up work
  • Holding reading material farther away to make the letters focus

Age is the most significant risk factor for presbyopia and a normal part of the aging process. Luckily, readers are an excellent option to help manage presbyopia symptoms. 

Your readers will feature comfortable adjustable temples, a magnetic front connection, and expandable headbands available in certain styles. 

Readers are not just for the older demographic either—reading glasses are a convenient solution for people of all ages and depend on your unique visual needs.

Non-prescription readers can be the answer to presbyopia and help you consume the content of your choice comfortably. 

So is it time to add readers to your glasses collection?

Woman reading with glasses removed, having difficulty.

If you find yourself adjusting the distance multiple times for text to come into focus, reading glasses or readers may be an excellent option for you.

Comfortable eyewear for daily activities such as reading or enjoying time on your digital device is essential. Your focus is vital whether you’re looking at a new recipe or reading text up close. When choosing reading glasses, it’s important to consider:

Readers are magnified, non-prescription glasses that can help you get back to your favorite book and clear up that hard-to-read text.

Blue Blocking Readers

Reading glasses are not just for reading your favorite books either. Blue light technology reading glasses can help provide some relief and protection when you have to spend long hours in front of your screen. 

Blue light can contribute to eye conditions such as macular degeneration and digital eye strain, so protecting your eyes is essential. 

Extended exposure to blue light can cause side effects such as: 

  • Eyestrain and stress
  • Frequent headaches
  • Blurred double vision
  • Difficulty concentrating

Many people can spend more than 8 hours a day on their digital device of choice, so proper eyewear is essential.

Get Back to Your Daily Activities

Your new readers can help you return to daily activities such as reading or viewing text on a digital screen. Reading glasses are a convenient option to help you see clearly again and manage the symptoms of presbyopia.

Order your personalized reading glasses to get back to your favorite activities.

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November 28, 2022