Presbyopia is a common age-related vision condition which occurs when the lens of your eye loses its flexibility making it difficult to focus on objects up close. This is the reason that reading glasses become necessary in most people over the age of 40. However, it can occur to people of a younger age, essentially if you find yourself having to bring books, newspapers, and other reading materials close to your face in order to read.
- Store bought reading glasses may help for brief periods of reading but they can eventually cause fatigue when used for a long time, and are generally recommended for people who already have contact lenses
- You experience headaches, eyestrain or fatigue when reading or performing other tasks close up to your face
- You read you read at an arm’s length