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What are 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. These glasses are a solution to correct vision without any medical procedures when objects appear blurred or double to eyes at a closer look. After attaining a certain age, say around 40, the natural lens in the eyes becomes less flexible and is unable to focus on objects. Thus, reading glasses also known as power readers or sometimes power readers﴿ come in handy to correct vision and for better clarity while viewing objects nearby.

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When Reading glasses are required?

These 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 their natural lens in old age and it persists life‐ long. Glasses for reading are required if any one or more of the following symptoms are noticed:‐

  • Persistent eye strain, headache, painful or watery eyes.
  • Attaining old age, especially after entering the 40s.
  • Inability to read at less than arm’s length or in dim light.
  • Squinting eyes to read.
  • Halo appears around light or bulbs.
  • Viewing laptops, smartphones, tablets etc. from closer appearance to blur.
  • After surgery certain surgeries like cataracts, if recommended by a medical practitioner.

Power Strength

Reading glasses are convex and have a magnifying lens that carries a specific power that is measured in Dioptres. The lowest power is generally +0.75 and the highest is +8.00. Reading glasses strength charts is quite helpful and the easiest method of assessing 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 blurry, decides the power of the glasses required. In rare cases, consulting a doctor is a better option if the eye strain and headache continues even after using glasses.

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Non-Prescription and Prescription Power Readers

Prescription glasses have lenses that correct defective 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 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 the 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 the corrective lens is beneficial to

Clear and improved vision

Prevent further damage to the 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 needlework, and use digital devices ﴾namely computers, laptops, tablets, mobile etc.﴿ at a closer distance.

For doing any routine work that requires an 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 emails, carpenters, jewellery designers, dress designers, medical practitioners, computer professionals etc.

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How to get the right reading glasses for women & men ?

Finding the affordable right reading glasses in the 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 the power of reading glasses for both men and women. Order Reading glasses for women or Men 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 prescriptions 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 turnaround time makes delivery within 24 hours.

Lenses for Power Readers

Usually, single-vision glasses or single vision lenses having only one power in the entire lens is most appropriate to correct defective vision. These traditional single-vision glasses are apt for the purpose of reading, doing needlework or using mobile phones, laptops and computers.

Bifocal 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 problems with viewing objects close up and at distance can benefit from Bifocal glasses as it does away with the need of carrying two separate glasses for different views.

Varifocal or Progressive glasses

Varifocals are enhanced versions of bifocal glasses, as they are divided into three parts in a single lens without any visible distinct lines. The upper part is for distant vision, the intermediate part for mid-distance vision, and the 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 things of the past.

Varifocal progressive glasses

Varifocals are enhanced versions 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, the intermediate part for mid-distance vision, and the 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 things 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 the colour of lenses changes from clear to dark tints in response to sunlight. The hues of the lenses change according to the variation of surrounded UV rays. Instead of carrying two glasses ﴾clear and tinted﴿, transition glasses perform 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 sports person, keen beach lover, avid traveller, adventurous climber, passionate driver and enjoy summer sun but forced to wear 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 a lens having the power to correct your close up vision along with the dark tint corresponding to sunglasses.

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If you are an enthusiastic sports person, keen beach lover, avid traveller, adventurous climber, passionate driver and enjoy summer sun but forced to wear 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 a lens having the power to correct your close up vision along with the dark tint corresponding to sunglasses.

Reading glasses online with Next Day Delivery

With advanced technology and expert technicians, Specscart has the fastest turnaround time of 24 hours dispatch in the 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 the finest quality standards, on-time shipment and hassle-free return policy. Specscart understands the urgency and necessity of these glasses and hence, every pair of glasses undergoes a 100% quality check.

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Try frames for glasses before buying

One of the most time‐saving options for selecting frames for glasses is free to try at home service presented by Specscart. Instead of heading to the store, this free try at home frame facility tenders customers to choose a maximum of 4 frames online which can be tried free at the comfort of home or workplace for 7 days. Eventually, when you place an order, a selected pair of readers are delivered 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 a 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 by email.
Your reading power of the computer is at an arm's length distance whereas 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 by selecting a 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.
While there are few tools to measure your PD online, it is much more accurate to do it at home yourself. And it is super easy as well! Here are the steps to measure your PD online:

  • Stand 12 inches or 30 cm away from a mirror
  • Look straight into the mirror and hold a millimetre ruler/scale flat against your eyebrows. You can also use an app on the phone if you don’t have a ruler.
  • Close your right eye and alight the 0 mm mark to the centre of your left pupil
  • Now close your left eye while keeping the right one open without moving the ruler
  • Find the mark corresponding to the centre of your left pupil. The measurement you get is your PD
  • Repeat the process a few times to make sure the number you get is consistent

If you can’t figure out how to measure your PD online, you can just take a close snap of your eyes with a millimetre ruler placed horizontally over them and send the picture to us. We will give you an exact measurement or you can visit our store to get it done physically.
You can use your 8.5 x 5.4 cm bank card to measure your PD without a ruler. Remove your glasses and sit in bright natural light. Hold the card against your forehead using two fingers. Look straight directly into the camera and take a snap. Send the picture to us and we’ll give you your PD or add it automatically to your order if you’re buying prescription glasses from us.
If your PD isn’t correct, it might affect your vision and give you eye strains. This is why you must make sure your PD is correct before you place an order for eyeglasses.
PD should be as accurate and exact as possible. If the lenses are not centred properly, it can cause visual discomfort. However, it doesn’t have to be 100% precise as a small margin for error. But, to get the best vision, it should be as close to the accurate number as possible.
You can measure pupillary distance using your glasses. For this, you’ll need to keep your glasses on. Close your right eye and put a mark on the left lens of your glasses falling in front of your left pupil. Now do the same with your right eye while keeping the left eye closed. Take off your specs and measure the distance between the two marks and you’ll get your PD.
If you can’t measure your PD by yourself, you can visit your nearest optical store and ask the optician to do it for you. They might charge you a fee for it. You can also ask your optometrist to put down your PD on the prescription copy after you get an eye test.

Monocular vs. binocular PD measurements

There are two types of PD measurements:

Monocular PD measurement: This refers to the distance from the centre of your pupil to the centre of the nose bridge. It is a two-number measurement required for the fitting of progressive lenses.
Binocular PD measurement: This refers to a single number denoting the distance between your pupils and equals the sum of your two monocular PDs.

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