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READING GLASSES

Reading glasses are required for clear vision and to prevent eye strain when it becomes difficult to read prints or see objects up close. Reading glasses are a solution to correct vision without any medical procedures when objects appear blurring or double to eyes at a closer look. After attaining a certain age say around 40, the natural lens in the eyes become less flexible and is unable to focus on objects. Thus, reading glasses ﴾also known as reader glasses﴿ come handy to correct vision and for better clarity, while viewing objects nearby.

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When Reading glasses are required?

Reading glasses or Reader glasses are necessary if the vision is affected by Presbyopia i.e. the inability of the eyes to focus on closer objects; whereas the eyes can focus on distant objects easily. Presbyopia or long-sightedness is a very common condition of eyes which occurs when the eyes lose elasticity of its natural lens in old age and it persists life‐ long. Glasses for reading are required if any one or more of these following symptoms are noticed:‐

  • Persistent eye strain, headache, painful or watery eyes.
  • Attaining old age generally 40s.
  • Inability to read at arm’s length or in dim light.
  • Difficult to do needle work.
  • Squinting eyes to read.
  • Halo appears around light or bulbs.
  • Viewing laptop, smart phones, tablets etc. from closer appear blur.
  • After surgery certain surgeries like cataract, if recommended by medical practitioner.

Power Strength of Reading glasses

Reading glasses are convex and have a magnifying lens which carries a specific power which is measured in Dioptres. The lowest power is generally +0.75 and the highest is +8.00. Reading glasses strength chart is quite helpful and easiest method of assessing the power. These charts carry printed alphabets or numbers are displayed at a distance of 14-16 inches away from eyes in various rows with diminishing size/ fonts. That row where eyes are unable to read further or the font appears blur, decides the power of the reading glasses required. In rare cases, consulting a doctor is a better option if the eye strain and headache continues even after using reading glasses.

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Non-Prescription and Prescription for Reading Glasses

Prescription glasses have lens which correct defected vision caused due to nearsightedness, farsightedness or both. The prescription glasses with a defined power lens can correct vision if it is difficult to view objects at distance, close up or both. When eyes are examined by a medical practitioner or expert optometrist, the documented opinion consisting of prescription is followed to craft the glasses in conformity to the same. Apart from nearsightedness and farsightedness, prescription glasses are able to correct vision defects caused due to Diplopia (with a prism in the lens), nystagmus (with a magnifying lens), astigmatism (with a concave lens having cylindrical number and relevant axis) etc. Non-prescription glasses are not meant to correct any vision defects. They do not possess correcting lenses in them and anyone can wear them even if eyesight is perfect. These glasses are trending due to their fashion quotient, to appear stylish or used as protecting glasses having tinted lenses, anti-glare, anti-UV and anti-X Blue light coating. Reading glasses for men and women can be prescription glasses or over the counter reading glasses with similar power strength in both lenses.

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Reader Glasses

Are Reader glasses different from Sunglasses, Computer glasses and Distant glasses?

Reader Glasses carry vision correcting properties for farsightedness. On the other hand, sunglasses are useful against protecting eyes from harmful UVA and UVB rays of sun; while computer glasses perform glare resistance and digital X‐blue light blocking functions. Apparently, distance glasses are required to correct nearsightedness with the lens power range of ‐0.50 to ‐10.

Wonders of using Reading glasses

Reading glasses with corrective lens are beneficial to

Clear and improved vision

Prevent further damage to eyes in case of old age.

Wear all time without any side effects.

Prevent eye strain, puffiness, teary or red eyes and headache.

It becomes easier to read, do needle work, and use digital devices ﴾namely computers, laptops, tablet, mobile etc.﴿ at a closer distance.

For doing any routine work that require eye for ultra‐details like doing make‐up, cooking, trimming nails etc.

Boon for professionals who pay rigorous attention to minute things such as reading mails, carpenter, jewellery designers, dress designers, medical practitioners, computer professionals etc.

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How to get the right Reading glasses?

Finding the affordable right reading glasses in UK is as easy as sipping a coffee over the counter. Visit Specscart Studios at Manchester-Walkden and Bury Store Manchester with or without prescription, where expert optometrists will conduct comprehensive eye examination for deciding power of reading glasses for both men and women. Order Reading glasses online with free Anti-Glare, Anti-UV, Anti-Scratch, and Anti-Resistance protective coatings at Specscart without the hassle of visiting the stores. Although, there is an option to upload prescription for reading glasses at Specscart, an appointment with expert optometrists can be booked to determine reading glass power from home or workplace. In any case, Specscart’s fastest turn around time makes delivery within 24 hours.

Lenses for Reading glasses

Usually, single vision reading glasses or single vision lens having only one power in entire lens is most appropriate to correct defected vision. These traditional single vision reading glasses are apt for the purpose of reading, doing needle work or for using mobile phone, laptop and computer.

Bifocal Reading Glasses

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Bifocal Reading Glasses

Bifocal can correct both farsightedness and nearsightedness and consist of two prescription lenses in a single glass. While the upper part of the glass is designed to view distant objects clearly, the lower part with a visible distinctive line can fix farsightedness. People having problem with viewing objects close up and at distant can benefit with Bifocal reading glasses as it do away with the need of carrying two separate glasses for different views.

Varifocal or Progressive Reading glasses

Varifocals are enhanced version of bifocal reading glasses, as they are divided into three parts in a single lens without any visible distinct lines. The upper part is for distant vision, intermediate part for mid distance vision, and lower part is for reading. It is easy to view objects from distance to near with the tilt of head only and the eyes can focus on objects comparatively easier outdating bifocals as thing of the past.

Varifocal progressive glasses

Varifocals are enhanced version of bifocal reading glasses, as they are divided into three parts in a single lens without any visible distinct lines. The upper part is for distant vision, intermediate part for mid distance vision, and lower part is for reading. It is easy to view objects from distance to near with the tilt of head only and the eyes can focus on objects comparatively easier outdating bifocals as thing of the past.

Transitions Lenses The Light Adaptive Lenses

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Transitions Lenses — The Light Adaptive Lenses

Transition glasses are clear glasses, but color of lenses changes from clear to dark tints in response to sunlight. The hues of the lenses changes according to the variation of surrounded UV rays. Instead of carrying two glasses ﴾clear and tinted﴿, transition glasses performs the function of both clear reading glasses as well as tinted reading glasses or sunglasses.

Reading sunglasses or Prescription Sunglasses

If you are an enthusiastic sport person, keen beach lover, avid traveller, adventurous climber, passionate driver and enjoy summer sun but forced to wear reading glasses only to correct farsightedness instead of sunglasses. Then reading sunglasses or so‐called prescription sunglasses will protect your eyes from the glaring and harmful sunlight. Enjoy as much time under the sun without the fear of eye strain, red eyes, headache or dry‐eyes with these reading sunnies. Reading sunglasses consists of lens having power to correct your close up vision alongwith the dark tint corresponding to sunglasses.

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If you are an enthusiastic sport person, keen beach lover, avid traveller, adventurous climber, passionate driver and enjoy summer sun but forced to wear reading glasses only to correct farsightedness instead of sunglasses. Then reading sunglasses or so‐called prescription sunglasses will protect your eyes from the glaring and harmful sunlight. Enjoy as much time under the sun without the fear of eye strain, red eyes, headache or dry‐eyes with these reading sunnies. Reading sunglasses consists of lens having power to correct your close up vision alongwith the dark tint corresponding to sunglasses.

Reading glasses online with Next Day Delivery

With advanced technology and expert technicians, Specscart has the fastest turn around time of 24 hours dispatch in UK for reading glasses. The highest manufacturing standards are maintained at Specscart’s in house lab. Specscart is a trusted name in the industry concerning finest quality standards, on time shipment and hassle free return policy. Specscart understands the urgency and necessity of reading glasses and hence, every pair of reading glasses undergoes 100% quality check.

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Try frames for Reading glasses before buying

One of the most time‐saving option of selecting frames for reading glasses is free try at home service presented by Specscart. Instead of heading to store, this free try at home frame facility tenders customer to choose maximum 4 frames online which can be tried free at the comfort of home or workplace for 7 days. Eventually, when you place order, selected pair of readers are delivered in the next working day.

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FAQ's

Yes, you can choose any frames on Specscart and they can be made into your reading glasses.
Choose any of your favourite frame(s) and click on buy & select lenses. Choose single vision option while selecting lenses - once we have your eye test prescription, your reading glasses will be made and dispatched.
You can find your reading prescription power on your eye test prescription. The easiest way to provide your reading prescription is to click a photo of your prescription and upload it while ordering glasses or send the photo of your prescription to us on email.
Your reading power of computer is at an arms length distance where as a general reading book will be much closer. This results in a change of prescription. We use the term “Intermediate” distance for these glasses. You can place an order with selecting single vision and put a request for the glasses to be made for computer/tablet and we will make them perfect for your computer work.