Times Up: How to Tell If You Need Reading Glasses

Eye Exam | Clarkston & Pontiac, MIThe most common age related thing that we see people for here at our office is presbyopia which is when there’s some elasticity in the eye. But what on earth does any of that mean to you as a patient? It means that it might be time for you to get reading glasses. Before you think that you have to join the reading glasses club, however, let’s take a closer look at a few signs that you may need some reading glasses.


It’s Easier to Read Things Far Away

If you have noticed that when you’re reading a book or a label that you have to hold it about a two feet away from your face, then it may be a sign that you need reading glasses. Oftentimes when patients have presbyopia, their eyes have a hard time focusing on things when they’re close to their face which means that you may have to hold our book at what feels like a mile away.

You Get Headaches After Reading

Headaches can be caused by a variety of different things but if you feel like you are more prone to getting a headache after staring at you computer screen or a book, then this may also be a sign that you have a condition like presbyopia. When your eyes are straining in order to read the words or see an image in front of them, it can cause frequent headaches.

Blurred Vision

One of the most obvious signs that you need reading glasses is blurred vision every time you try to see something up close. To test out the blurriness in your eyes, try staring about 20 feet away. Is it blurry? Now, stare at something about a foot away from your face. Is it blurry? If you are having a hard time seeing things up close, then it’s definitely an indicator that you may have presbyopia.

Rather than being stubborn, it may be time to suck it up and come see us for an eye exam. To learn more, contact our Clarkston or Pontiac offices and call us at (248) 334-4931.

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