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    Regardless of your age, the muscles in your eyes gradually weaken over time. Eventually, this can make it hard to focus on fine text or small writing. A condition commonly known as presbyopia is most likely the cause of your struggle to focus and even lead to headaches. To learn more about reading glasses and how they can help you, we suggest you visit our information page here. To learn about presbyopia, you can read more via



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    Reading Glasses FAQs

    Can you wear reading glasses all the time?

    Wearing reading glasses for long periods is completely fine. Contrary to myths of increased dependency or worsening your vision, wearing reading eyeglasses all day is not a problem. Due to the improvement of your close-reading vision, you may want to wear them all the time and is a personal preference without risk.

    What is the lowest prescription for reading glasses?

    1 dioptre is usually the lowest strength of reading glasses. From there, the strength increases in 0.25 increments. Depending on your location, reading eyeglasses are usually limited to a maximum strength of 4 or 5 dioptres.

    Is it OK to use reading glasses?

    Using non-prescriptive reading eyeglasses is a good solution for mild presbyopia. This is a common condition starting at around the age of 40. Despite the myths, incorrectly powered reading eyeglasses will not damage your eyesight.

    Can you use reading glasses for computer?

    It’s not recommended that you use reading glasses for intermediate sight correction. Reading lenses typically enhance your ability to focus on reading distances which are an average of about 35 cm away.

    Can reading glasses help with eye strain?

    Yes and no. If you use the correct dioptre of lens, reading glasses can help you read small text, preventing eye strain and headaches. Alternatively, using the incorrect dioptre can do the opposite and worsen your ability to focus. Take this quick eye test to understand the best lens power for you.

    Do I need blue light blocking glasses?

    Digital devices such as laptops, phones and tablets have been proven to emit damaging frequencies of light. You can protect your eyes by using blue light blocking glasses which filter out these harmful frequencies.

    How do I choose the right strength of reading glasses?

    Using a printable sight test chart, you can determine your strength of reading eyeglasses by holding it at 35cm. The first immediate line that appears blurry has the recommended dioptre strength associated with it, thus informing your strength of reading lenses.

    Should I get prescription reading glasses?

    Most commonly, one of your eyes is weaker than the other. Standard reading glasses have the same power of dioptre in both lenses. This may encourage you to get tailored reading glasses which are suited to your individual requirements.