How Presbyopia Can Sneak Up On You in Your 40s
Have you noticed yourself holding books, dinner menus, magazines, newspapers, or other reading material far away in order to read the words better? If so, it might be time to purchase a pair of reading glasses. Presbyopia, a common form of vision loss for individuals in their 40’s or 50’s, makes it difficult to focus on fine details like printed words due to lack of flexibility within the eye. Eyes generally lose flexibility during the natural aging process, making it harder to focus sharply on fine details and objects within close distance. Other identified symptoms for developing Presbyopia include:
- Needing to hold items at arms length to see them more clearly.
- Difficulty seeing objects that are too close to you.
- Experiencing blurry vision when it’s time to read.
- Having eye strain, eye fatigue, or drowsiness when performing activities that require fine visual detail such as drawing, writing or working on the computer.
- Suffering with frequent unexplained headaches.
If you frequently experience any of the above symptoms, consider picking up a pair of great looking reading glasses to address the issue. Doctors recommend a fully-dilated eye examination before purchasing any pair of eyeglasses. This way he or she can provide the proper diagnosis and recommendations needed to fix the vision difficulties.
We also have a Reading Eye Chart that you can print out and use to determine the strength of readers that you need.
Reading glasses should be purchased at the lowest strength required to bring focus and clarity to your vision. Buying glasses that are too strong could produce eye fatigue or headaches. Simply taking an eye examination may help you determine the perfect strength needed to correct your eyes.
It is possible to develop presbyopia, even if you are already wearing prescription glasses. If this is the case, consider buying a pair of bifocals that can combine two prescriptions into one pair of reading glasses. I Heart Eyewear offers bifocal sunglasses, too!
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If you think you have presbyopia and are interested in purchasing a pair of reading glasses, check out I Heart Eyewear’s online store and see the stylish new designer eyeglass frames available. If reading glasses aren’t right for you, but you like our designer-inspired frames (most of which are under $20!), order the “no power” option to have your eye doctor add your prescription lenses to the frames.