OTC Eye Glasses/Readers
Eyeglasses that aid in reading are easily available at over-the-counter pharmacies and eye care stores. These help individuals see clearly who find it a little difficult to read text. The lens used in these glasses does not have a specific or customized lens number or axis, so it is convenient to be used by a diversity of people.
Who Needs Readers?
Readers are required by people who have to do an extensive reading during the day and find it difficult to read the text through the naked eye. In most cases, these individuals are included in the following categories:
- Those who have their studies or jobs requiring extensive reading
- People who have to read in low-optimized lighting
- Later adults who have a biological eyesight weakness but don’t need prescription glasses
The lens actually helps to magnify the text written on the screen or the book so people who find it difficult to read small and detailed content can easily process the information given. They often act as a lighter form of a magnifying glass that people can wear in the form of glasses. It helps them to make more sense of the content written as the image forming in their eyes gets magnified to a certain degree.
Do They Replace Prescription Glasses?
It is essential to note that these glasses don’t offer an alternative to prescription glasses. Those people who are unable to read content might need to go to an ophthalmologist or an ENT practitioner nurse to get their eyesight checked. They will need to wear a certain number and axis lens that will help them to see clearly through glasses. For these people, the readers will only act as a magnifying glass, but it will not offer a complete substitute for their eye problem.
How to Protect Your Eyes?
To avoid these problems, it is important to keep a good posture, have good lighting, and focus on reading in bigger prints and fonts. For example, if you need to read online, you might want to zoom in for clearer reading. Also, take care of your Vitamin A intake as it helps in optimizing clear vision.