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The difference between prescription glasses & reading glasses

Which one do you need? If you’re going to need eyeglasses then you’ll need to understand the difference between those two; these two alternatives are commonly used to correct conditions like nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, and others, but many new eyeglass wearers are ignorant of the differences.

Let’s start this off by explaining

what are reading glasses and why do you need them:

Reading glasses are used to cure presbyopia, a disorder that affects the majority of adults between the ages of 35 and 45. Presbyopia is caused by a loss of flexibility in the lens of the eye, making it harder to view objects up close. These glasses are available in a variety of strengths to help the wearer enhance their reading vision. Bifocals are widely used to shift short-ranger range and distant vision because standard reading glasses are only meant to examine items at close range. Reading glasses aren't meant to correct vision problems and, unlike prescription glasses, aren't meant to be worn all day.

If you find yourself holding the newspaper a couple of feet in front of you to read it, you might have presbyopia.


While on the other hand, prescription glasses:

They are made specifically for a patient's vision impairment and can be used to treat almost any eye problem. Patients must contact an eye specialist to acquire a proper prescription that will serve to ease their eyesight condition, unlike reading glasses that may be obtained over-the-counter. Prescription eyeglasses are more expensive than reading glasses, but they are often built with higher-quality materials, lenses, and frames, and they come in a wider range of styles.

To get your pair of prescription glasses, a visit to the eye doctor is required. You will then be given a prescription specific to your needs and eye shape. These eyeglass lenses can treat problems like astigmatism by helping the wearer focus on things.


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