Do you think you need Reading Glasses?
IMPORTANT: Getting your eyes examined by a certified optometrist or ophthalmologist is the only way to absolutely, positively determine the exact vision correction needed when
selecting Reading Glasses. Regular visits to an optometrist or ophthalmologist will also help to identify and diagnose eye diseases in the early stages when treatment to prevent vision loss is most effective.
THE FREE EYE TEST on ReadingGlasses101.com can be used to determine the correct magnification needed when selecting Reading Glasses.
Reading Glasses with the proper magnification significantly improves the ability to view objects at close range.
MORE ABOUT MAGNIFICATION: The level of magnification in the lenses of reading glasses is called diopter strength. A very weak magnification would be found in reading glasses with a diopter strength of +.75 or +1.00 (Size “LOW”) and increased magnification is found in a diopter strength of over +2.50 (Size “HIGH”).
Why is the Strength and Magnification of Reading Glasses Important? If the incorrect magnification is selected, vision will not improve. A magnification that is too high could cause headaches and eye strain.
Which Magnification Is Right for You?
For most new users of reading glasses, it’s highly unlikely that size HIGH will be required since losing the ability to see close-up objects typically starts as a minor vision impediment, and slowly increases with age.
Here is a typical guideline for selecting Reading Glasses magnification by age:
+ 1.00 Diopters Age 40-45 Years Old
+ 1.00 to +1.50 Diopters Age 45 to 49 Years Old
+ 1.50 to +2.00 Diopters Age 50-54 Years Old
+ 2.00 to +2.25 DioptersAge 55-59 Years Old
* 2.50 to +3.00 Diopters Age 60 plus