Should I get reading glasses, or will they make my eyes worse?
February 27, 2007 9:07 AM Subscribe
Do reading glasses make you become more farsighted?
posted by fuzz to health & fitness (13 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I'm 42, I spend a lot of hours reading on both paper and screens, and things are getting a bit blurry.
I can read books fine, although I can see that text isn't as crisp as it used to be. I've become addicted to using Ctrl-+ to increase the text size in Firefox. I don't get eye strain or headaches.
I've tried a friend's pair of +1.00 reading glasses, and they make everything a lot clearer. But I'm wondering if I'll become dependent on them. Do reading glasses make you become more farsighted? Should I start using reading glasses now, or should I hold out for longer in the hopes of slowing the inevitable process of getting farsighted? Anecdotes are good, studies are better.
I don't know if it makes a difference, but I've had strong myopia since I was a little kid (it stabilized at -6.00). I usually wear contacts, but sometimes I wear glasses.