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Did you know that when you reach the age of 40, that your eyesight will lose the ability to change shape as easily as they did when you were younger? Do not be alarmed, this is a perfectly natural condition its called presbyopia, it's this condition that makes small print more difficult to focus on, thus making it hard to read small print.
A company called Readi-Read has come up with a simple solution. They sell self-selection-reading glasses to a number of outlets including Lloyds pharmacy. The company issue a simple leaflet, which is used to find out the strength of glasses, needed. All you have to do is hold the chart at a comfortable distance from your eyes, and read downward line by line until you cannot read a line without glasses. There are colour codes boxes, which tell you the strength you require. The next step is to pick the style of glasses you want. Once again Readi-Read has made this simple, depending on your face shape, they will tell you the best type of glasses to choose, for example Long face: Try wide large frames, or owl shaped styles, and stick to soft squares. Sounds simple it is.
The glasses range in price they generally start at £5.99 and rise to £15.99, all the glasses comply with British standards. The glasses are lightweight, shatterproof and scratch resistant. The glasses are also adjustable and all frames carry a 12-month guarantee against defects.
All the glasses are easy to care for; all that is required is a clean with an anti-misting cloth, and to ensure that you tighten the screws at regular intervals.
If your eyesight is failing you why not pop into your nearest stockist, and see for yourself. If you are not sure where your nearest stockist is Telephone 01782 577055 and they will tell you where you can obtain their glasses.
Please remember though to have regular eye checks-ups to maintain the overall condition of your eyes.
I would also like to emphasise the importance of regular eye examinations. I am a Dispensing Optician working for an independent company, and I frequently see people who rely on "Ready Readers". A full eye examination not only determines any prescription required, but also involves a comprehensive health check. This is of paramount importance as a deterioration of sight can be caused by many factors. It is important to rule out any problems and to be properly assessed.
It is common that a different power of lens is required for each eye, or that that the eye is not perfectly spherical in shape, more rugby ball shaped, known as astigmatism. This can not be corrected by "Ready Readers" as they are purely magnifying lenses. Self testing is not a very accurate way of prescribing. Of course, if after an eye examination a prescription is found that is the same in both both eyes and you do not have any degree of astigmatism then "Ready Readers" are fine.
The health issue is the important factor and correct determination of presciption.
It has been known for people to wear low powered "Ready Readers" to help their distance vision, for driving, and then have a stronger powered pair for their reading!
adamdavid 18.03.2001 23:48
Readi Readers are not high quality. They are simply a pair of magnifying glasses made to look like spectacles. If you want proper specs (and you should have them) then you need to have a proper eye examination. You should have your eyes examined, by a qualified Optometrist, every two years AT LEAST. Eye examinations do not just check how well you can see, they could potentially save your life. I am a student optometrist and a couple of weeks ago we picked up the beginnings of a brain tumour. People do not realise the importance of their eyes, or the number of things that can go wrong. They say that the eyes are the windows to the soul; well they are also the windows to your health. Readi-readers are only useful for certain people. They will NOT correct most peoples vision perfectly.
mandyco 17.03.2001 14:17
I can assure you these glasses are of the highest quality. You are cutting out the middle man.