Fed up of cheap reading glasses

They were never meant to be part of your life.

It was just another day on a routine shopping trip, after a morning of straining to read this month’s bank statement and the small print on product labels, when you finally decided enough is enough and paused as you passed the revolving rack of shame.

You casually rotated the stand, trying to give off an air of passive interest, and then, when nobody was looking your way, slyly whisked a pair into the trolley.

That was the easy part. Then came the difficult task of getting past the perky checkout assistant without them taking heed of your purchase.

After that whole ordeal, you eventually found a quiet moment to try out your new specs at home. Your partner decided to enter the room at the most opportune moment and drop a few witty remarks, but overall, it wasn’t so bad. No strain or headaches, and no one other than the husband and dog has to know. After building this first bit of confidence, you even decided to get a more trendy pair and soon enough they became a distinctive part of your look.

But after a few weeks or months and several lost, broken, or just downright useless pairs, the tides turned and you realised the true purpose of reading glasses: to test your limits of stress and make your life utterly miserable.

Figures. Expecting to solve poor near field vision with cheap reading glasses is like trying to banish chronic knee pain with a flimsy latex support from the pound shop. It seems good for the price, and may offer some temporary relief, but not before long it causes more problems than it solves and you start wondering what the heck you were thinking to buy it.

Off-the-rack readers are essentially two magnifying lenses mounted in a frame. They’re designed according to generic measurements and a one-size-fits-all approach, meaning the prescription in each lens is the same and the location of the optical centre is not customised for each wearer. Even if they’re just slightly off from your prescription, they can quickly lead to headaches, eye strain, and nausea.

If not addressed, these minor problems can turn into more serious conditions like cataracts, glaucoma, and macular degeneration. As Dr. Eli Peli, professor of ophthalmology at Harvard Medical School, suggests, you’re better off investing in an eye exam than pair after pair of cheap reading glasses.

But who wants to do that? Admitting you needed reading glasses was bad enough, but now you have to sit be told with complete certainty by a young man that you’re losing your sight? You might as well check yourself into a nursing home now. But seriously, although it may seem a step towards seniority, it’s actually a huge leap towards retaining your youth.

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