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What Are the Different Types of Reading Glasses for Different Tasks?

Did you recently notice that your eyesight is weak and that you can't see things as clearly as before? When we talk about "poor eyesight" we do not describe just one condition. In fact, there are many different problems that a person may experience which can lead to visual impairment. In children, blurred vision is usually a result of refractive errors (nearsightedness or farsightedness), astigmatism, lazy and crossed eyes, and many others.

Myopia (nearsightedness) and hyperopia (farsightedness) are the most common forms of vision problems. They are due to the shape and size of the cornea in relation to the eye because the cornea is where light and image are "focused" for us to see. In certain conditions, when light is not focused properly, we see images blurry. At some point in our lives, reading glasses will become essential. Therefore, let’s focus on how to choose the best reading glasses.

What is hyperopia?

Farsightedness or hyperopia1 is the opposite of myopia. The lens in the eye creates images just behind the retina so that close objects look blurry. Over the years, the natural ability of the eye to adjust gradually decreases. Farsight is normal after 42 or 45 years of age.  The cause of hyperopia is mostly "short eye", which means that the distance between the cornea and the retina is not large enough. In such cases, the image is formed behind the retina. This means that hyperopic people see distant objects better than those closer. People try to adjust their eyes by forcing themselves to see things clearly, which is often accompanied by a feeling of a tension and a tired eye.

Hyperopia is corrected using convergent lenses (thinner at the edge and thicker in the center). These lenses are also known as positive or convex. They are designed to move the image on the retina and improve near vision. The greater the hyperopia, the heavier and thicker the lenses are.

Different types of reading glasses

Buying a new pair of glasses isn’t always an easy task to do. When buying reading glasses, you should pay attention to quality, vision strength, comfort, and appearance. Sometimes getting assistance from a professional person can be helpful too. Different tasks require different types of reading glasses. To satisfy your vision needs, we will explain several types of reading glasses for different tasks, such as:

1. Single vision lenses

These types of eyeglasses are the most common reading glasses, especially for people who have trouble seeing far or close, but never both. Single vision eyeglasses are fully magnified, which means they have the magnification you choose throughout the whole lens. For a single task, like reading something on your device or paper, these glasses are the perfect choice to buy. 

2. Progressive lenses

Progressive lenses2 allow you to enjoy everyday activities thanks to the smooth progression of diopters at all distances (e.g. from reading, using a computer to driving). All progressive glasses are unique and customized, so the best multifocal glasses are those made by a specialist. The distance is the most comfortable region at pupil height. The slight transition of the diopter moves towards the intermediate, which is located in the central part of the lens and is mostly used during the day and working hours, especially if you are computer-dependent. The lower part of the lens is the near part, used when doing a task at close range. These glasses are typically used after the age of 40. 

3. Bifocal lenses

Bifocal glasses3 are intended for the correction of presbyopia. They are the perfect solution for people who do not use the intermediate part. Bifocal glasses are often called reading glasses because the near-diopter at the bottom of the lens is often used for reading. These two-diopter eyeglasses are also made with the idea of making life easier for people by wearing only bifocal two-diopter reading glasses, instead of two pairs of eyeglasses. The only thing people find hard is that they have a visible line between sections, so maybe you need a little time to adjust.

4.Trifocal lenses

Trifocal lenses4 enable clear vision to all three sections such as distance, intermediate, and near, as well as faster adaptation of the eye to vision change. These lenses, depending on the condition and the eyes’ needs, are recommended for patients who have cataracts and/or presbyopia. They are also good for patients who are not candidates for laser diopter correction. Similar to bifocal, they have a noticeable line between all three prescriptions within one lens. 

The best reading glasses with blue light protection

If we constantly strain our eyes to see clearly, we are more likely to have headaches and a lack of concentration. However, forcing our eyes to work harder for better concentration, with the possibility of a number of unpleasant side effects, is not a good option in the long term. 

If you take a brief look at our shop, you can see that Spektrum Glasses offers the best reading glasses for women as well as reading glasses for men. High-quality, durable and comfortable reading glasses are all that you need in order to do your task without discomfort. ArtistPro, and Arctic are your choice for computer reading glasses. As very stylish, UV protection glasses, you will get the optimum protection for your eyes from the harmful blue light radiation. Choose the best reading glasses that will provide you with sharp vision at all distances, less effort, and comfort.  That’s why you should start investing in something worthwhile. 

To sum up

Choosing the right reading glasses can be hard sometimes. As mentioned earlier, there are several different types of reading glasses, and people often can’t decide which ones are the perfect fit for them. That’s why you need to try them out before making your decision. You can always consult with your eye doctor. However, we address several tips we find helpful for you. Regardless of your age, don’t be ashamed, and protect your eyes as soon as possible. Avoid headaches, eyestrain, and improve your sleep, tasks and life with our high optical quality eyeglasses, while being fashionable, unique, and classy at the same time.

1. Boyd K. Mar. 10, 2014. Farsightedness: What Is Hyperopia?  
2. Heiting G. Feb. 2019. Progressive lenses for vision over 40.
3. Eye Consultants. Everything You Need to Know About Bifocals & Progressive Lenses.
4. Armenta A. Oct. 27, 2021. Trifocal Eyeglass Lenses.