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When it comes to readers, strength refers to the level of magnification you need to fully focus your peepers on the page in front of you. We offer reader strengths ranging from 0.00 to +4.00, which is the strongest diopter we offer. If you’re brand-new to reading glasses and things are just starting to look a little blurry, you’ll want to start around 1.00 before moving up to +1.50 or +2.00 readers. If you’re an old hat at up-close vision correction and the letters before you look more like Rorschach ink blots, you’ll probably be closer to a +4.00. Our reader strength test can help you be 400% sure your strength is 4.00. All you need is a printer and your eyeballs, and you’re well on your way to finding readers that will make you forget you’re wearing them. Until the compliments start rolling in, of course.
Wearing full lens readers, especially at a high power, will indeed make your distance vision a little (or a lot) wonky. Because reading glasses help you focus on close-up objects, things that are further away will look blurry and your depth perception will be thrown off-kilter. That’s why peering over the tops of your readers is a standard move for those with presbyopia. It also serves to make you look like you mean business (business-business or funny business, dealer’s choice). If you’d prefer to avoid the on-again-off-again game, or are in need of both up-close and far-out vision correction, kindly train your eyes on the paragraph below to read up on bifocal and progressive readers.
If you have astigmatism, meaning you need both up-close and far-out vision correction, worry not. You can wear your high magnification reading glasses right over your contacts if that’s your speed. If you’re not a contacts wearer, turn your eyes towards our progressive or bifocal glasses. Consider these lens types your all-powerful fairy godmothers: they host your reader magnification on the bottom and your distance prescription up top. They’re the two-for-one special of vision correction. Ka-ching!
Loving your new readers so much you never want to take them off is a good problem to have, and one that eyebobs wearers experience often. We hate to be the bearers of bad news, but we feel compelled to inform you that wearing full lens readers, especially at higher strengths, will throw off your distance vision. If all-day wearability is your main goal, allow us to direct your attention once more to our progressive or bifocal lenses. Enjoy your new all-seeing eyes!
As any personal trainer might tell you, knowing your strength is all-important – otherwise, you might experience side effects like unfocused text, headaches, and eye strain. Too-strong reading glasses can also cause dizziness, nausea, and wonky depth perception. Not ideal, to say the least. Check in with your eye care provider or head over to our Reader Strength Test to figure out the level of magnification you need. Your ideal readers should make you forget you’re wearing them – until the compliments start rolling in, at least.
We try not to refer to anything eye-related as “bad,” but if your eyeballs need all the up-close help they can get, +4.00 strength readers are the strongest we offer. Rather than thinking of needing the highest reader strength we offer as being a sign of aging eyes, consider it a sign to add a saucy new set of readers to your repertoire. Silver linings all around, indeed.
Most definitely. Our reader sunglasses are the Goliaths of their kind: high-quality, 100% UV protected, anti-reflective, and more than capable of hosting high-magnification reader strengths. Once you find a frame you like, you can pop pretty much any lens type into them. Having a super high reader strength gets easier when the number of frame options you have is even higher. You’re ever so welcome, dear reader.
We operate more in the realm of limitless potential, but we’ll admit there are some rules you shouldn’t flout. We’d highly encourage you to continue obeying stop signs and avoiding bar fights, and to avoid wearing full lens readers while driving, especially if they’re a higher strength. If your high-powered reader strength lives in a pair of progressive or bifocal readers, just make sure you’re used to them before operating multi-ton vehicles. While prescription reading glasses will help you when you’re glancing between the road and the speedometer, they also require you to frequently adjust your line of sight. If moving your eyes in that way is new to you, you’ll likely require some time to recalibrate. You wouldn’t drive a 1962 Ferrari without knowing how to use a stick shift, now would you?