What to Do When You Have Problems With Your Vision

If you work on computers all day and well into the night like I do, you probably have some issues with your eyes. I used to have 20/20 vision until a few years ago. I couldn't see the small print on my computer screen, even after I adjusted the monitor's settings. Sometimes, everything would appear blurry or out of focus. Eventually, I sought help from an eye doctor. The doctor diagnosed me with computer vision syndrome and prescribed eyeglasses to correct it. Now, I rest my eyes as much as possible when I work. I wanted to help other people with their vision problems, so I started this blog. My blog offers many tips on how to improve your eyesight, as well as what to do when your vision fails. Good luck with your vision problems and thanks for stopping in.

Why You Might Need Reading Glasses (And When To Start Wearing Them)


It's not just older adults who need reading glasses. Even young people can develop eye conditions that require the use of corrective lenses.

If you've been experiencing constant eye strain or headaches after spending time reading, you might need reading glasses too. Discover a few key signs that you might need to start wearing reading glasses.

A Brief Overview

If you've never needed glasses before, the concept of reading glasses might be a bit confusing. These eyeglasses are designed for close-up vision. They typically have a pair of lenses that are mounted in a frame. The lenses have a corrective prescription that helps focus light on the retina, resulting in clearer vision.

The power of the lenses is measured in diopters, and most reading glasses have a power of +1.0 to +3.0 diopters.

Most people who need reading glasses have a condition called presbyopia. Presbyopia, or age-related farsightedness, usually starts around the age of 45. This is when the eye begins to lose its ability to focus on close objects.

But how can you tell when you need a prescription for reading glasses?

You Can't See Things Up Close Anymore

You might need reading glasses if you start having trouble seeing things close up. This could be anything from your phone screen to the words on a page. If you have to hold things further away from your face to see them better, it's time for an eye exam.

During an eye exam, the doctor can determine if you have presbyopia and what strength reading glasses you'll need. The strength depends on how much your eye has changed and how bad your vision is.

If you only need glasses for reading, you might not need to wear them all the time. You only need to put them on when you're reading a book or using your phone.

You Experience Eye Strain or Headaches After Reading

Eye strain can cause a lot of discomfort. You might feel like your eyes are tired, itchy, or dry. Your eye muscles might feel sore, or you might have a headache immediately after you read a book.

If your eye strain isn't too pronounced, try and take frequent breaks. Every couple of minutes or so, look up from your book or phone and focus on something far away. If that doesn't help, it's probably time to book an eye exam.

Reading glasses can help reduce eye strain and headaches. The lenses will correct your vision and allow your eyes to focus better, so you don't experience as much eye fatigue.


20 June 2022