Why Do I Need Reading Glasses?
As we reach our 40s, the lenses in our eyes start to become less flexible, making it difficult to switch focus from near to far vision. The tell-tale signs of this are when you start having to hold books and screens up close or far away to read a text, you struggle reading small print, and your eyes hurt when you read, leading to headaches.
This is a natural part of ageing, but we still need to be able to read text accurately, and without discomfort, this is where reading spectacles come in.
In the modern world, we’re continually consuming data. Many of us spend eight hours a day looking at a computer screen, replying to important emails, going through spreadsheets, and performing other tasks which require a lot of effort from our eyes. Even when we’re relaxing, our eyes still get a thorough workout as we read our favourite books, watch TV, read the newspaper, and engage in social media.
There comes the point when we’ve got to give our eyes a break, and the best reading glasses UK allow for this.
How Do Reading Glasses Work?
When people start to experience problems focussing, they often try to fight through and get by without addressing the problem. However, presbyopia, the deterioration of near focusing ability, is a progressive condition, and it will get worse.
Reading glasses work by magnifying your vision, meaning small print appears much clearer and easier to read. Your eyes aren’t going to get better by trying to fight through without glasses, so it’s best to buy reading glasses and avoid the discomfort.
People sometimes think that reading glasses make their vision worse because when they stop wearing their glasses, the text can seem smaller and blurrier. However, this is because your brain is used to seeing the text clearly when you’re wearing your reading glasses, so the contrast is more evident.
Tips for Choosing the Right Glasses for Reading
There are many different types of eyewear glasses to choose from, including retro, cats’ eyes, semi-rimless, rectangular, and classic style spectacles.
Which one you choose will depend on your tastes, but we do recommend that you choose a size that is proportionate to your face. The width of the frames should not be more extensive than the overall width of your face at the temples, and the top of your frames should also be no higher than the line of your eyebrows.
To ensure that your reading glasses are comfortable, we recommend getting the right bridge design as the position is the key to a comfortable fit – the lower edge of the frames shouldn’t sit on your cheeks, so they don’t rub or irritate.
Measuring for your reading glasses:
Bridge width is measured as the minimum horizontal distance (in mm) between the two right and left nasal surfaces. A wider bridge width indicates that the space where the glasses will sit on the nose is broader, and this is typically between 14mm and 24mm.
Frame width is the overall distance from hinge to hinge of the frame measured horizontally, usually between 125mm and 145mm. As a guide, a narrow frame width is considered to be anything up to 131mm; a normal size from 132 to 138mm and a wide frame from 139mm and upwards. If you have any questions about this, our team will be pleased to help.
If you are not sure which strength of reading glasses you need, it is advisable to get an up-to-date eye test from your regular optician.
Why Buy Online?
Buying reading glasses online is fast and convenient, but you still get the kind of customer service you expect at a physical store. It’s a little challenging to get out to the shops at the moment, but you can feel confident when you buy reading glasses online thanks to these great features:
- 1st class postage means you get your delivery in no time at all
- 14-day, hassle-free returns: if they don’t suit you, send them back
- UK based customer service teams to help you with all your questions
- Exclusive online products
- Buy any 2 pairs of glasses and get free delivery
Buying reading glasses online UK couldn’t be easier, and you’ve got a fantastic range to choose from.
Why Just Glasses?
At Just Glasses, we make sure you have access to the highest quality reading glass UK. We work with our suppliers to make sure you’re getting a quality product at the best price, and if you’re not 100% satisfied, then we’ll give you a full refund.
If you can’t find what you’re looking for or want a little extra help picking out a pair of good quality reading glasses online, then you can always contact our Birmingham based customer service team who will be able to help you through the process.