Do you struggle to read smaller print? Are your eyes often tired at the end of the day, or do you have headaches after reading? 

If you experience any of these issues, you may have an age-related condition called presbyopia. Keep reading to learn more about presbyopia and why you need reading glasses for the condition! 

What is Presbyopia?

Presbyopia is a refractive error that makes it challenging to see close objects. It happens when your once flexible lens loses its elasticity due to the normal aging process and becomes stiff.

As a result, your lens muscles cannot contract to help the lens change focus as easily as before. Presbyopia typically starts around age forty and may worsen with time.

One of the most common symptoms of presbyopia is blurred vision. You experience blurry near vision when your eyes can no longer focus properly on close-up objects.

Other signs of presbyopia are:

  • Eye fatigue
  • Squinting
  • Eye strain
  • Trouble reading
  • Headaches when performing up-close tasks
  • Zooming in or enlarging text
  • Holding reading material at arm’s length
  • Vision that’s worse in dim lighting

Why You Need Reading Glasses for Presbyopia

Here are some of the reasons why reading glasses are essential for those with presbyopia.

Improve Your Vision

You’ll find yourself holding a book, magazine, or smartphone at greater lengths when you have presbyopia. However, this only creates more problems simply because of the increased distance that makes words look even smaller. 

Prescription or over-the-counter reading glasses offer the perfect solution. As the name suggests, reading glasses help you read. 

They compensate for diminished vision caused by presbyopia. So any time you look at your phone or read your favorite book, you’ll be able to do so without feeling tired or having to pull the object farther away from your face. 

Prevent Vision from Deteriorating

If you squint every time you want to read something close to you, it’s a sign that you require a visual aid. Your vision can likely be improved with the assistance of reading glasses.

Improve Near Focus

Reading glasses can significantly improve your near vision, allowing you to perform close-up tasks with ease.

Avoid Harmful Blue Light

You can get reading glasses that filter the damaging blue light from a smartphone, tablet, computer, laptop, or TV. Blue-light blocking glasses prevent digital eye strain and the uncomfortable symptoms it comes with like:

  • Blurry or double vision
  • Eye strain
  • Dry eyes
  • Eye fatigue
  • Trouble concentrating  
  • Increased sensitivity to light 
  • Sore neck, shoulders, or back
  • Difficulty keeping your eyes open

Reduce Headaches

Your eyes tend to work harder when you have presbyopia. Hence, eye fatigue and headaches are common problems with the condition. 

With reading glasses, you won’t have to strain as much.

Enhance Your Quality of Life

Prescription reading glasses will enable you to carry out tasks that need close-up vision, like reading the menu and fine print on medicine bottles, without relying on others. 

Greater independence means a better quality of life.

Only Wear Them When You Need Them

You won’t be tied down by reading glasses. That’s how super convenient they are. 

Instead, you’ll only wear them when reading or performing activities that require clear, up-close vision.

Get a Lasting Solution for Your Poor Vision

The trusted eye doctors at Colorado Eye Consultants can accurately diagnose presbyopia and prescribe reading glasses to help you see clearly once again. Your glasses don’t have to be boring!

They can be as stylish as you want with the vast, unique selection at Colorado Eye Consultants’ premier optical shop.

Do you suspect you have presbyopia? Schedule an appointment at Colorado Eye Consultants in Littleton, CO, today to know for sure and get yourself a custom pair of reading glasses.