Even if the world holds still during the current corona-crisis, our planet is unchangeably continuing to rotate. This is not only annoying because we, unfortunately, don’t get the lost time back, during which we missed a lot. We also have time to deal with things, we would have otherwise put off because who doesn’t procrastinate? An example of such a topic for people over 30 is their vision.
Anyone who no longer slurps out of the fountain of youth and looks back melancholically to their teenage years might find the word presbyopia unpleasant. Traditionally, the ladies are more sensitive when discussing age, while men proudly drum on their bear belly (to burden both genders with clichés, to be fair). But false pride is out of place when it comes to your vision. Especially because it is completely normal that the functioning of our vision is not spared when getting older.
Therefore, one doesn’t immediately have to feel old when first signs of presbyopia are noticeable around the age of 35. Symptoms of this long-sightedness, also known as “presbyopia“, are burred vision of objects at close range with increasing age. What sounds like a disease due to its Latin terminology, however, is a normal, age-related loss of vision. But nowadays, we can compensate for this loss of vision.
Who needs reading glasses?
Should I…? Do I need…? As many people wrestle with the thought of visual aid, there are also many questions they ask themselves. Some of them can be answered clearly, others are at your own discretion. Speaking of “measuring“, clarity is always provided by a vision test. Anyone who is not sure whether it is time for them to have prescription lenses can simply have the optician or ophthalmologist test how many diopters they have.
Dioptre is a unit of measurement for the refractive power of a lens and is used to define how much light a lens must refract to correct ametropia. The tricky part about diopter values is the lack of consistency. Anyone who’s once taken a vision test and is happy to still see sharply can get different results if they repeat it after a few months. Ametropia is always individual and can change at different time rates. Moreover, the process is gradual. Those who find reading easy today may still have to struggle with blurred or “dancing“ letters the next time they pick up a book (provided you are as lazy about reading as “Generation Netflix“ is said to be).
How good are cheap reading glasses?
You don’t have to spend a lot of money to counteract visual impairment. However, you should no be lured by princes that are too low. After all, the health of your eyes is worth more than a quick purchase at a discount store. The “ready-made reading glasses“ that are often lying around in the checkout area of supermarkets and drug stores may only cost a few pounds, but they are not reading glasses adapted to your needs. Some even warn against them. Anyone who asks themselves the question “Do I have to wear glasses?” and wants to approach this issue conscientiously should visit an optician or search for individual reading glasses online. After all, perfect reading is only possible if the lenses of the glasses are tailored to the exact dioptre values of the eyes, which can vary quite a bit between the left and right eye. If you are looking for “proper reading glasses”, online opticians have the advantage that they often have a much larger selection of fashionable reading glasses.
As one of the largest premium-eyewear online shops, Edel-Optics attaches great importance to not only offering classic reading glasses but real fashion accessories. Therefore, you will find models in all shapes, colours, and materials in our assortment. No matter if square or round, rimless or with full rim, black or white, plastic or metal. Following our motto “SEE AND BE SEEN“, we do not only offer visual aids that make reading easier, but also fashion accessories that complete your look. Depending on your needs for blue-light filters and full UV protection, we always deliver our products with original cases and a cleaning cloth.