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As you age, you may notice that your vision is not what it used to be, but you can still see relatively well. Then one day, the menus at restaurants are blurry and you find yourself straining to see clearly. Your eyes feel tired at the end of the day, and you may even have to start holding your tablet or phone out at an arm’s length just to read your messages. Sound familiar?
These are some of the most common signs and symptoms that you may be developing presbyopia, the clinical term for what happens to your eyes as you age, creating the need for reading glasses.
Between the ages of 40 and 65, nearly everyone’s eyes go through a change that leads to presbyopia. The eye’s lens, which contracts and expands thanks to the help of a circular muscle, becomes less flexible and more rigid over time. The hardening of the lens prohibits the eye from contracting to focus on close-up objects, which is what causes fuzzy vision when trying to read.
Although this may sound formidable, everyone develops some degree of presbyopia during their life, and a simple visit to your eye doctor for an eye exam can confirm the diagnosis. Luckily, there are several easy fixes to correct your reading vision! The most common solution is wearing a pair of reading glasses. Over 27% of American adults aged 45-54 currently wear reading glasses — so don’t worry, you are in good company!
Why settle if you don’t have to?
When it comes to reading — whether it be a book on your couch, on your tablet in bed, or on your computer at work — stop squinting and embrace quality reading glasses that actually help you see!
Sometimes all you need is a new perspective.
Consider this: what if there were reading glasses that could also protect your eyes, mind, and body from the harmful effects of artificial lighting? Good news! The new TrueDark Reading Glasses block 40% of blue light, and are available in the most popular lens magnifications ranging from +1.00 to +2.50!