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                                   Importance of Vision

Our vision is one of the most important senses we have in our lives.  It’s important to take care of our eyes, by giving them all the needed vitamins, minerals and nutrients they need.  We also care for them by taking steps such as not smoking, and wearing sunglasses when outdoors.  There are many dangers and illnesses causing harm to our eyes that is why daily care is important. Some eye conditions are genetic, i.e., we are born with them, and some develop with the passing of the years, such as cataracts, myopia or presbyopia.  These can sometimes be treated with the help of contact lenses, diet, surgery or glasses.

Contact lenses are becoming more and more popular, you can find color contact lenses and disposable lenses on the market. Reading glasses are still being used by the majority of people, mostly by people after they reach their 40’s. The benefits of reading glasses are many, and they come in many shapes, colors, and strengths (diopters).

Our vision often gets worse as time passes, as problems often develop after 40 and problems often progress after 60.  There are special types of reading glasses, monofocals, bifocal glasses and even progressive lenses.  It can be quite annoying and can cause a lot of frustration when our arms get too “short” to read the newspaper or when we need someone to read the news or the menu at the restaurant for us. Reading glasses are one of the best choices we can make for dealing with our myopia or presbyopia.

Nowadays we can find different reading glasses in almost every drugstore, which are pre-made and ready to wear, but it is always a good idea to have regular eye exams by a licensed eye care professional to see if you need prescription glasses.  These may cost more, but at least they will be the best choice in caring for your vision, and your need for your taste and design. While custom made reading glasses may the best for you, because in contrary to prefabricated glasses, which are usually "one-size-fits-all", fit your eyes perfectly and have the specific prescription for your eyes, you may find your eye care professional tells you it is OK to wear over the counter reading glasses.

If you notice problems with reading and you are having trouble reading and/or discomfort, go to your licensed eye care professional and get the glasses you need, so you can continue to read and see well the rest of your life.