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.