Reading Glasses For The Long-Sighted
Long-sightedness, known amongst the medical profession as ‘hyperopia’ or ‘hypermetropia’, affects the ability to see close-up objects clearly. It is more common in older people but still affects 13% of the population aged between 20 and 25*. It can be caused by one of a number of small defects in the eye leading to an inability to focus correctly. In most cases, long-sighted people can see distant objects more clearly, although in some cases both long and short distance eyesight can be affected, in which case advice should be sought from an optician and/or doctor
In most cases, however, long-sighted people just need a little help with close-up activities like reading or viewing their phones or computer screens. Usually this help comes in the shape of a pair of reading glasses.
Reading glasses come in a range of strengths, or ‘diopters’. Reading glasses (or long-sighted glasses), have plus (+) value diopters, whereas glasses for short-sightedness, or ‘myopia’, have minus (-) values. If you are long-sighted you can find out which strength is best for your eyesight with our free guide here.
Reading glasses often used to be dull and functional in design, but today the fashion-conscious can enjoy a wide range of frame styles, bright colours and added touches like diamonte, for that ‘million-dollar’ look
Here at The Reading Glasses Company, London, we have a vast range of styles and colours to choose from, and most of our styles are available in six diopter strengths, to cover the most common long-sighted conditions. We also offer some quite ingenious designs, including, near unbreakable TR90 frames, near unlosable NeckSpecs and illuminated reading specs for night bookworms, tradespeople and hobbyists working in dim light
And, as you will see when you browse our range, our prices are so low you can order a few pairs - for work, home and travel!
You can order online or by phone on +44 (0)20 8953 1102 between 9am and 5pm. Postage and packaging in the UK is FREE!
*Source: London Health