How Do You Choose Reading Glasses?

How many times have we heard “I just use these, I picked them up for only $XX”.

Yes, I will have to admit to being guilty of buying cheap reading glasses from my discount store in the days when there was no better alternative then going to the local Optometrist and paying huge dollars for a simple pair of readers.

The reason stock standard reading glasses are so cheap is that they are usually mass produced with very often low quality lenses that can vary greatly in clarity and vision.  They were originally sold as magnifying glasses and their main purpose is to magify images.

Many people choose glasses based on the frame they like without regard for the lens quality as this is something which is a mystery to them.  But while stock reading glasses may be cheap, they are not for everyone.  They may potentially cause problems in some people if their eye prescription is (unlike stock reading glasses) not stock standard.

It is important for the health of your eyes that you understand your prescription so you make the right choice when choosing glasses.  A copy of your prescription is available and must be supplied by your Optometrist when requested under Australian National Law.

So instead of just viewing in the mirror when you purchase your next set of reading glasses, you will be able to make an informed decision on whether +1.00 or +2.50 etc is the right choice for you or whether a more satisfactory option is to purchase prescribed single vision for near use.  Understand your prescription and you’ll be able to make the best decision for your eye’s sake.

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