Signs It's Time to Invest in Farsighted Reading Glasses
Signs It's Time to Invest in Farsighted Reading Glasses
One minute, you're laying in bed at night trying to read from one of your favorite books - the same thing you've done a million times before. The next minute, you realize that you're holding that book closer to your face than ever. You need to move it closer still, just to properly focus on the small text on the page.
Then, it hits you: your vision is starting to betray you. Whether it's from a condition like Presbyopia or something else entirely, your suspicions are confirmed. You're farsighted. Or at least, you think you are.
Farsightedness is a very common vision condition that actually stems from your own eyes’ inability to properly focus light behind your retina. By and large your distant vision is probably unaffected - you can still see things across the room with the clarity you've always enjoyed. Objects that are close to your face, on the other hand, are an entirely different story - and this is a problem that is only going to get worse over time.
But the most important thing you can do here is relax. You are not without your options in this situation. If you're really wondering whether or not it is finally time for you to invest in a pair of farsighted reading glasses, there are a few key warning signs you'll want to watch out for.
Is the Time Right For Farsighted Reading Glasses? Here's How to Find Out
First, it's important to get one thing out of the way. Yes, you're probably dealing with some degree of blurry vision from time to time - but that in and of itself doesn't necessarily mean that you're farsighted. Blurry vision could be a symptom of anything, from the fact that you're not getting enough sleep to an impending migraine to something else entirely. If you really want to be sure that you'll need to invest in farsighted reading glasses, you need to look for symptoms beyond this one particular event.
According to a piece that originally ran in Reader's Digest, one of the most common sights that you probably need to invest in a quality pair of reading glasses is also among the most subtle. If you find that you regularly doze off unexpectedly when you're doing things like reading a book or working on your computer, a pair of farsighted reading glasses may be in your future. When you're farsighted, your eye muscles need to work harder than ever to help you see clearly. Over time, those muscles get tired - causing you to feel sleepy. If you push your computer (or that book) farther away from you and you don't experience these types of problems, you can consider your suspicions officially confirmed.
Another one of the signs that it's time to invest in a pair of farsighted reading glasses actually has to do with the light in the environment around you. Think back to all those times you tried to read a magazine in a dimly lit room, like while laying in bed at night. If you just never seem to have enough light to see clearly, the problem likely isn't with your lamp. It's probably with your eyes and it's a definite sign that you should start looking into options to correct the problem now before it gets worse down the road.
Along the same lines, remember what the rest of your body does when you're trying to compensate for farsightedness. You probably have to hold that book closer to your face than ever - which itself is a very unnatural position to maintain for any appreciable length of time. However, this will likely correct your vision problem - meaning that it becomes a very easy thing to overlook. But if you find yourself thinking "Man, why can I never read anymore without my arms getting tired?" you're likely experiencing a symptom that is indicative of a much larger problem lurking beneath the surface.
Finally, one of the most important signs that it's time to invest in farsighted reading glasses has less to do with your eyes and is more about the immediate impact of the eye strain that you're now dealing with. If you constantly seem to get headaches throughout the day - particularly those that are located right behind your eyes - you're looking (no pun intended) at one of the most common signs that you're dealing with hyperopia, or farsightedness. Again, this all comes down to the fact that your eye muscles are straining to help you see clearly - causing issues elsewhere in your body as a result. The problem will get worse if you only take breaks infrequently throughout the day, but it's something that a quality pair of farsighted reading glasses will absolutely help you correct.
For the record, you can also help relieve headaches by using the 20-20-20 rule. Every 20 minutes, you should look at something that is at least 20 feet away from you for about 20 seconds before returning to whatever it is that you were doing.
Adlens: Because You Shouldn't Have to Compromise for Your Vision
Above all else, remember that investing in farsighted reading glasses is not something that you should fear - instead, it's something that you should celebrate. It means that you will no longer have to deal with headaches, neck pain or other issues when you just want to lay around and read your favorite novel. It means that you'll never again have to worry about whether or not you can see the street signs when you drive at night, or miss anything because of a condition like Presbyopia. It means that your days of compromising your hobbies and favorite activities because of your vision are finally over - which is a very exciting position to be in, indeed.
If you have any additional questions about whether or not it's time to invest in farsighted reading glasses, or if you're wondering about whether or not an option like adjustable focus glasses are right for you, we absolutely encourage you to make an appointment with your doctor to discuss things in greater detail. If you'd like to learn more about our own Adlens UZOOM adjustable focus glasses, or about any of the other quality products that we have to offer, please don't delay - visit us today at www.adlens.com.