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Reading Glasses

 –  While some eye afflictions can be serious, debilitating, and treatable only through professional procedures and prescriptions, others are thankfully more minor and easily managed. For example, most people notice a decreased ability to focus their vision on close-at-hand objects as the years go by and turn to reading glasses to remedy the issue.
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We've got such spectacles across a wide stylistic spectrum here at drugstore.com, as well as a host of related products and accessories - visit your eye doctor to find out which level of correction you require and start browsing through your options today!


The medical term for age-related difficulty in seeing close-up is "presbyopia," which stems from the Greek words for "elder" and "eye." It often crops up in your 40s - perhaps you'll notice you need to hold reading material farther away from your eyes to make the content legible - and intensifies for several more decades. That said, premature presbyopia can set in at earlier ages.

Reading Glasses and Related Gear

Presbyopia, which can be explicitly diagnosed by an eye care professional (always advised), is often easily counteracted with reading glasses - a diverse assortment of which we offer up right here.

Not only that, but we carry all the associated gear you might require, from lens-cleaning wipes and glasses cases to spectacle repair kits and straps. We also stock plenty of related products such as magnifiers and lightweight, easy-to-use reading lights.

When shopping for reading glasses, take a look at the power or magnification, which for non-prescription spectacles ranges in increasing strength from +1.00 to +4.00. You should consult with an eye doctor to find the level that best improves your focus. As the Mayo Clinic notes, seeing an optometrist or ophthalmologist consistently can help you more closely track your own optical power - and of course keep tabs on any potentially worrisome conditions beyond presbyopia.

Aside from the essential product details such as lens power, you'll often find customer reviews attached to a given item's drugstore.com profile that can shed some extra light on its use. If so, be sure to read through them to see what sorts of experiences others have had with these reading glasses, lens cleaners, and other offerings.

In the realm of medicine and health, being able to read and perform other close-focused activities is an essential aspect of well-being for many people. The good news is that over-the-counter reading glasses often make the symptoms of presbyopia completely manageable. Explore your choices here at drugstore.com - you may well find glasses that are corrective but also nicely suited to your fashion sense!

This summary is intended for general informational purposes only, and should not be interpreted as specific medical advice. You should read product labels. In addition, if you are taking medications, herbs, or other supplements you should consult with a qualified healthcare provider before taking any over-the-counter medication as they may interact with other medications, herbs, and nutritional products. If you have a medical condition, including if you are pregnant or nursing, you should speak to your physician before taking these products. Consult a healthcare provider immediately if you experience side effects.

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