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Are reading glasses and prescription glasses the same?

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  • elizabeth_starz


    Reading glasses are made primarily for presbyopia which is an age-related eye disease most people experience around 35 to 45 years of age. They come in generic strengths that can be picked out by a consumer via a trial and error process. While reading glasses can help correct problems related to close-range vision, they are not made to correct long-range vision problems. Furthermore, for people who are experiencing presbyopia, wearing reading glasses may hinder their ability to see long-range.Moreover, reading glasses are typically made with lower quality materials than prescription eyeglasses, and they won't give the wearer the accurate vision correction a pair of prescription glasses can give. Prescription eyeglasses use highly specified lenses made to correct your personal vision problems with a high level of accuracy. Unlike reading glasses, prescription eyeglasses require an eye doctor to provide an accurate prescription, and will generally cost more than a pair of over-the-counter readers. Prescription eyeglasses come with a wide variety of high quality options including superior lens materials, stronger frames, a wide variety of styles, and greater durability.
  • walgreensunder


    No, actually, reading glasses is a kind of prescription eyeglasses, which also have prescription. However, reading glasses come in generic strength that you can buy from a local eyeglasses store or online store. However, if you need customized reading eyeglasses, you need to get the exact prescription from your eye doctor. Then your reading glasses will be customized according to your prescription.