Reading Glasses

by admin on November 3, 2011

You may have started out life without needing any type of glasses, but it is possible you may need reading glasses. You’ll know you need them when you’ve reached the of point of not being able to read close up anymore. There are two types of styles of Reading Glasses you can choose from; Full Frames which the lens makes up the entire prescription, and half frames which are the smaller “Ben Franklin” style that sit low on your nose.

Full frames are mostly for people who spend a lot of time looking at things close up. After you’ve been staring in a small area for a while and you look up things can often look blurry in the distance.

Half frame reading glasses let you look down while working or reading and then up and over them to see things in a distance with out it being blurry. Most people who never needed glasses always start out with a pair of reading glasses before they need a bifocal or no line progressive pair.

There are even handy accessories for temporary use like small foldable readers that fit in pen-sized cases and magnifiers that hang around your neck like a pendant. There is also plastic lenses mounted in credit card-sized holders that slip easily in a wallet that are perfect for the situation for when you just want to know what the menu actually says at a dim lit restaurant.

For moments out in the sun tinted reading glasses with UV protection are available too; a popular type is the sunglass bifocal, with a nonprescription upper half for looking far away and a reading prescription in the lower half for close up.

AC Lens has all these styles and many frames to choose from. Browse our selection of reading glasses today.

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person you don't know February 7, 2013 at 6:59 pm

How do you know if you need reading glasses though?

ACLens Bob February 8, 2013 at 8:39 am

Hi – check out this blog post here which may help – http://blog.aclens.com/2012/04/12/how-to-find-the-right-strength-reading-glasses/. In addition, we have a reading glasses test chart here – http://www.aclens.com/Vision-Test-Chart-c149.html.

Please remember this is for information only and does not replace or supplement the instructions of your eye doctor. If you think you have a vision problem, please see an optometrist.

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