When you get older, your vision starts to weaken, which
is a completely natural process. As of approximately 40 to 45, the
lenses lose their elasticity and hence their accommodation
capability. This means that you can no longer change between near
and far vision as well, and reading becomes more strenuous, for
example. Anyone who would like to maintain their enjoyment of
reading and be able to read the menu or fine print with the usual
ease will find high-quality reading glasses to be the optimum
solution. It is the easiest way to compensate for your presbyopia.
If an additional visual defect arises for far vision, then the
best advice is to use progressive glasses.
It is now possible to buy cheap reading glasses in supermarkets or at a chemist’s. Of course, they are not individually adapted to your eyes and the strength of both lenses is the same. This means that you can read well with one eye at most. If you continue to wear poorly matched glasses, then you can even damage your eyes. Therefore the best thing is to rely on high-quality reading glasses from an optician.