How to choose reading glasses
• The most important step to finding the right reading glasses is identifying the correct prescription. You’ll find an abundance of different reading tests online; if you’re ever unsure, however, don’t hesitate to consult with your optometrist.
• Reading glasses come in two different forms: full frames and half-eyes. Full frames look like conventional glasses with the entire lens made in the reading prescription. These are recommended for those who spend longer periods of time reading. Half-eye reading glasses look more old-fashioned and sit lower down on your nose. These allow you to not only look down through the lenses for reading, but also to see clearly when you look up.
• As mentioned before, there are also glasses designed for reading on the computer. Spending too much time at the computer can cause strain, blurred vision, and lowered productivity, also known as computer vision syndrome (CVS). Computer reading glasses are specially designed to aid your eyesight while working on the computer by protecting your eyes from the glare and ultraviolet rays from the screen.
• When buying your first pair of reading glasses, it’s recommended to get them slightly bigger than usual. Larger glasses frames and lenses can help you get the sweet spot of where the prescription is. Afterwards once you are more accustomed to them, you can go down in size.
• Consider the design of the reading glasses. While this shouldn’t be your priority, keep in mind you will probably be wearing them frequently, so you’ll want a pair that you find stylish. In-store, you’ll find a huge range of colours and designs, so you’ll be sure to find something of your liking.