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Reading Glasses

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No one wants to get old and have to have reading glasses just so that they can read the newspaper every morning. Nonetheless, it does happen, and as we age we often begin to lose the ability to focus our eyes on the things that are up close. Scientifically, this is called presbyopia, and it results from a loss of elasticity in the lens and from a deterioration of the muscles, called ciliary muscles, that help the eye focus.

If you’re getting older (as young as your 40s), and you notice that you cannot see things that are close up as well as you used to or your arms are just not long enough, you might need reading glasses. Fortunately, there are a number of different types of reading glasses available. If you do not need to focus on something up close all the time, then you can probably get away with standard over the counter readers, of which 3D Vision offers with a wide variety of options, for those times that you need to read a receipt or a menu. The problem with this type of reading glasses is that it can make everything else blurry, so you cannot wear them all the time.

However, if you are an avid reader or if your work requires a lot of reading, you will probably want a pair of bifocals. These glasses have two parts. The bottom part is for reading, and the top part either does or does not have corrective lenses for the distance.

If you have any other type of problem concerning your sight, you will likely need a prescription pair of reading glasses. The advantage to having a custom pair is that you can have a different prescription for each eye. Many people need different prescriptions for each eye, and the standard over the counter reading glasses are often the same on both sides. Also, if you have astigmatism or are nearsighted, you will need custom prescription lenses for the upper part of your bifocals.

Though it might be tempting and a potential solution to try to save money by buying a less expensive pair of reading glasses, you want to make sure that you do not have any other problems. You also want to make sure that you do not strain your eyes by using a pair of reading glasses that are not right for you.  So if you think you might need a pair of reading glasses, give us a call and we can explain all your options and help you chose the right course of action that is best for you.

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3D Vision
Broomfield Optometrist
5760 W. 120th Ave.
Suite 240
Broomfield, CO 80020
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 1pm – 5pm
Wednesday: 10am – 7pm
Thursday: 8am – 5pm
Friday: 10am – 7pm
Saturday: 9am – 5pm
Sunday: Closed

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