8 Myths about Reading Glasses

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8 Myths about Reading Glasses

Presbyopia is a normal part of the aging process. As people get older, their eyes gradually lose the ability to focus at certain distances. Magnify reading glasses are usually a good choice for those people. However, due to the insufficient popularity of reading glasses, many people have many misunderstandings about wearing it. Here are eight myths about reading glasses for everyone.



1. Your vision will get worse over time by wearing reading glasses.


False. Glasses are simply an aid to improve vision, and they will not cause your eyesight to grow worse. As we get older, it becomes harder and harder to see up-close. If you begin to need stronger reading powers as the years go on, don't worry. The magnifying reading glasses have not made your eyes worse.



2. If you wear glasses, not wearing them will cause your vision to deteriorate faster.


False. If you wear reading glasses, the side effects of not wearing them could include blurriness and distortion. Trying to focus without glasses will not make your vision deteriorate faster, though it could lead to squinting and eyestrain. The primary effects of not wearing your glasses is temporary and, at most can cause discomfort.



3. Non prescription reading glasses can hurt your eyes.


First thing firstusing non prescription reading glasses from a pharmacy or online retailer (versus readers from your optometrist), will not hurt your eyes. OTC reading glasses contain magnifying lenses in different powers that work just as well. Wearing non prescription reading glasses that are either too weak or too strong for your eyes could be bothersome, but it will not cause long-term damage to your vision.



4. Wearing reading glasses makes your eyes stronger.


False. Wearing reading magnifying glass makes your vision clearer, but it does not have an impact on your prescription. Don't be confused if you hear reading glasses magnifications referred to as strengths”–this does not mean it'll make your eyes stronger over time. Bottom line: You won't cure bad vision by wearing glasses every day.



5. Sitting too close to the TV is bad for your eyes.


False. This rumor hasn't been true since before the '60s when television sets emitted mild levels of radiation. Nowadays, TVs have proper shielding so radiation is no longer an issue. Sitting in front of the TV for too long could cause you to experience discomfort, like eyestrain, irritation, or watery or dry eyes. If you find yourself in front of digital devices for extended periods of time, consider a pair of computer reading glasses.



6. Eating carrots is one way to improve eyesight.


False. Eating carrots won't help someone with already poor eyesight regain clear vision. But, carrots are jam-packed with nutrients known to help protect your eyes, such as vitamin A. Vitamin A is known to play a roll in reducing the impact of cataracts and age-related macular degeneration.



7. If you see fine, you do not need regular eye exams.


False. Many eye and vision problems do not have symptoms, so it's important to get your eyes checked regularly by an optometrist to make sure they stay healthy as you age. When you visit the eye doctor, your optometrist is scanning for much more than just vision problems. Through many comprehensive eye exams, health conditions such as tumors and diabetes can be detected before physical symptoms are present.



8. Reading in dim light will worsen your eyesight.


False. You won't go blind from reading in the dark, but it will make it harder to see what you're reading. In low light, your eyes are doing two things: relaxing to collect as much light as possible and contracting to focus on what you're reading. Your eyes can become strained and tired, resulting in sore, dry, or watery eyes, as well as headaches. While reading in the dark might be bothersome, these symptoms are temporary and will not cause long-term damage to your eyesight.


In short, reading glasses can correct both close-up and intermediate vision. Specially designed anti blue reading glasses can reduce eyestrain and let people switch between reading small print and computer work seamlessly.

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