Glasses Tips for The Average Joe

How to Choose the Best Reading Glasses

Are you not sure where to start the process of getting reading glasses? Choosing between all the styles and prescriptions is hard if you don’t know what you are doing. And the consequences of choosing the wrong prescription can mean headaches or still not be able to see. Keep reading to find out how to pick the best glasses for you.

The most important thing is to know your prescription. Guessing by trying on different pairs is not ideal. A better option is to find a test online to take that will let you know what you need. There are several websites that offer the test for free. What you do is print off their eye test chart. You should be careful to follow any directions they have about adjusting the print settings for the test to make sure it is accurate. Then you just read the chart without your glasses on. Your prescriptions strength will be printed beside the first line that is hard to read.

Reading glasses also come in a few different varieties. Full frame glasses help people who spend most of their time working close up to have a larger area to see through. Half-eye glasses will work best for you if you want to be able to easily switch between reading and looking far away frequently. Looking down through the glasses will focus your work for you, but then you can look up and over the glasses to see far away. There are also glasses made specifically for people who have difficulty reading on a computer screen. If you spend a lot of time outside, then you may want to consider tinted reading glasses.

You should check to see if your insurance will cover the cost of your reading glasses. You can still find affordable glasses even if you don’t get help from your insurance. You can get ready-to-wear reading glasses from pharmacies and department stores for a few dollars. You can also order them from online retailers as well. Your eye doctor can also guide you to different designer brands too. You will have lots of colors and styles to choose from when you pick out your pair. Different glasses look better on different faces, so trying on a few pairs will help you know which ones look best on you.

Having a few different pairs of reading glasses is usually a good idea. You will use your glasses all over, so this way you can have a pair everywhere you use them. This is not a problem if you just get the over-the-counter reading glasses. If you need to get them from an eye doctor, having so many pairs may not be fiscally responsible. Over-the-counter reading glasses tend to wear out faster, but they are much cheaper. Prescription glasses are more expensive, but they also tend to last longer.
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