Some people may believe that the only place they can purchase quality reading glasses from is the opticians but this is not always the case as it is possible to buy off-the-shelf varieties from a number of high street and online retailers. Just because they do not have a hefty price tag attached to them or a designer label, does not mean that glasses are not durable and fitted with the correct lenses to enable people to read the small print more effectively.
Non prescription reading glasses are very popular nowadays as they offer an alternative to endless trips to the opticians and are very affordable – which means that many people can buy themselves more than one pair of reading glasses so that they have a spare pair or one that they can leave elsewhere so they are always readily at hand.
There are so many different types of quality reading glasses to choose from including the more traditional looking glasses with thicker, dark frames to the more modern styles which feature thin rims and a number of bright colours such as pink, red, purple or blue. You can also buy sun readers which are reading glasses with tinted lenses that also provide sun protection. These are perfect for reading a book on the beach or catching up on the news when you are sitting outside on a sunny day.
Reading glasses may attract the perception of older people but nowadays they are really fashionable items that can be worn by people of all ages who may struggle to read items close up. Some people who use non prescription reading glasses may be long sighted. This is a common condition, also known as hyperopia, which means that objects that are close by may appear fuzzy whereas those which are a long way off can be seen perfectly clearly.
People who are affected by long sightedness may need to wear glasses for certain activities – the best way to determine what is required is by visiting an optician who can carry out a thorough eye examination and give the customer a prescription to purchase suitable glasses. Wearing off the shelf reading glasses is not a substitute for regular visits to the optician as this should always be the first port of call.