If you find yourself constantly questioning, “do I need reading spectacles?” then it could be worth booking a visit to your optician for an eye examination. Struggling to read close up text can make daily tasks a little more challenging, as you may find yourself squinting your eyes more often or having to hold reading materials further away. If you have any concerns regarding your eyesight, speak to your optician.

Further down in our blog we will also list signs to look out for if you are wondering, “do I need glasses?” for another reason.

What Are Reading Spectacles?

Reading spectacles can help to make it easier to read text up close. They can be especially helpful with presbyopia, which is when your vision gradually begins to struggle to focus on close up objects. By wearing reading spectacles, you can expect to see an improvement in your ability to read close up text, such as reading books or texts on your smartphone.

Do I Need Reading Spectacles?

If you are wondering if reading spectacles are what you need, there are signs you can look out for. If any of the following 5 signs apply to you, book an eye examination with us. Our team will be here to guide you through your eyesight concerns and advise you on steps going forward.

1. Unable to focus on close objects
Reading material may look blurry to you if you hold it up close and instead you have to hold it further away to help your vision try to focus.

2. Struggling in dim light
If you find reading a challenge under dim light, perhaps in the evening when you don’t wish to have the brighter lights on, this could be a sign of needing reading spectacles.

3. Headaches from reading
If you are experiencing headaches while trying to read, speak to your optician to see if it is caused by a struggle with your eyesight.

4. Close work hurts your eyes
Do you enjoy close work, such as reading or sewing, but it is becoming more of a struggle because of your eyes? When close work begins to make your eyes hurt, this could be a sign that you need spectacles.

5. You find yourself squinting your eyes
When you cannot see too clearly, squinting your eyes can be a natural reaction. If you find yourself squinting quite often when trying to read, visit your optician.

Do I Need Glasses for Anything Else?

While the above symptoms can signal to you that you might need reading spectacles, you may have other concerns with your vision which leave you wondering “do I need glasses?”.

If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, it is important that you too visit an optician for an eye examination:

  • Eye strain
  • Double vision
  • Blurred vision
  • Distorted vision
  • Fuzzy vision when looking at objects
  • Difficulty seeing at night
  • Halos of bright light surrounding objects when you look at them

Addressing any eyesight problems you are having with your optician can help you to get the treatment you need (if needed) and will help you to answer the question, do I need glasses?

Booking an Eye Examination

Booking an eye examination with our team is easy, simply get in touch via our online contact form. We are open six days a week, Monday to Saturday, and are located on Mealcheapen Street in Worcester.

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