Have you developed the habit of hold your menu or book at arm’s distance? Are the letters getting more and more blurry the closer they are to your eyes? If you’re over 40 years old and recently struggling to read things up close, you may have presbyopia.
Presbyopia?! Sounds scary, but it isn’t.
Presbyopia is simply the gradual and inevitable loss of your eyes’ ability to focus on nearby objects. It usually begins around mid-40’s and gradually worsens until age 65. Yes, it’s frustrating, but it’s a natural part of aging.
While presbyopia is part of our life cycle, there are things you can do treat the condition, minimize its progression, and continue to live a comfortable and clear life.
Get eyewear that protects your eyes from harmful UV rays, especially if you spend a lot of time in the sun.
Eat plenty of fruit and vegetables, foods high in antioxidants, vitamin A, and beta carotene. These nutrients are essential to maintaining healthy vision.
When reading at night, use a bright and high-quality light.
Invest in a quality pair of reading glasses to minimize your eye strain and make things clearer. Find your lens strength here, then check out Myspex’s line of high-quality reading glasses, including folding frames, full frames, rimless and more.
MySpex readers are available in multiple lens strengths, from +1.00 to +3.00. Use this chart to find out what lens strength is appropriate for you.
Print the chart below on a 8.5" x 11" paper. Be sure to print it out as is. Do not adjust it to 'Fit to Page' or change the zoom.
Place the chart about 12-14 inches away from your face, or where you would normally hold a book or newspaper.
With your glasses off, begin to read the lines from top down. The first line you have difficulty reading is your lens strength.
Some MySpex lenses are available in +0.25 increments. If your first difficult line is extremely blurry, consider choosing the strength in between.
If you receive your glasses and they are not the appropriate lens strength, we will gladly exchange your readers within 12 months of your original purchase. Read more on our Warranty Page.