As time goes by, most people will suffer eye problem that have difficulty in reading books or newspaper at normal distance. You may feel the print is too small to see and you have to hold things at a longer distance in order to read them. This eye problem is usually called presbyopia, which is mainly caused by natural aging. It is very common amongst people over forty years old. In this condition, reading glasses are needed to help solve reading problem.
Unlike glasses for myopia, there are already available reading glasses, and they are usually cheap. If the eyeglasses store or local optician can't give you a prescription, you can try some of them out until you can read small characters clearly, which you may have difficulty in reading without the lens. On the other hand, you should not choose those with more power than what your eyes need, which may lead to causing eyesight problems. If your eyes have different eyesight for each one, the ready-made reading glasses are not suitable for you. In this condition, you need to get a reading glass prescription from the licensed eye doctors first. Then you can purchase reading glasses according to your prescription from the retailers. However, if possible you are recommended to buy prescription reading glasses, which will make you feel comfortable because it is of your unique eyesight requirements.
There are two normal types of reading glasses, full lens glasses and bottom half lens reading glasses. Full lens glasses are the traditional reading glasses that were worn when you read and took off when they are not need. The half lens reading glasses allow you to see things at short distance clearly from the bottom half of the lens while allowing you see distance things clearly over the top half.
When you choosing reading glasses, it is recommended that you should first select those with suitable strength number that make you see clearly, then you can choose the type or color that you like.