There will come a time in your life when the quality of your vision may begin to deteriorate. For many of us, this inevitable change comes with older age and often means you will require reading glasses when trying to decipher smaller prints.
Don’t worry, this change is absolutely normal and can happen even if you’ve enjoyed perfect vision throughout your earlier life.
You’ll usually find that deterioration in sight often occurs around the age of 40. The technical term for this condition is presbyopia, a natural, age-related change in the lens of the eye which makes it more difficult to focus on smaller print and close-up objects.
The condition may gradually worsen as you near 60 years of age, depending on the type of near distance tasks you are performing. Of course, as no two people are the same, the rate of this process does vary.
Which reading glasses are most suitable for me?
If you’ve never previously required prescription glasses to improve issues such as short or long-sightedness, or astigmatism, it’s highly likely that you can correct this problem with non-prescription reading glasses. These can be easily acquired once you notice the symptoms of presbyopia.
Due to the progressive nature of presbyopia, people around the age of 40 tend to benefit from using low power reading glasses. These don’t require a prescription and can be purchased online. You can choose from a range of budget and designer frames, including Emporio Armani, Ray-Ban and Oakley glasses, while a variety of shapes, such as rectangular and round glasses frames, are also on offer.
As you age – typically around the age of 60 – the strength of your reading glasses will need to increase. Again, these can be easily obtained and you don’t need a prescription.
Buying Glasses Online
Are you looking to sharpen your look with a pair of fresh, new glasses? We have a wide range of value and designer frames on offer with a variety of lens options to match your prescription. Visit www.onlineopticiansuk.com to view a wide range of glasses frames.