Should i wear my glasses full time


Q: Currently, I am 43 when I was 41 I got my first the prescription was +1.25 in both eyes and -0.5 cyl.

Now as I faced some difficulty in near Vision. I went again for a checkup and the new prescription is +2.5 and -0.75 sphere in the right eye and +2.75 and -0.5 in left eye along with 0.5 cylindrical in both eyes.

Now should I wear glasses full time as earlier? I wore them only while reading the paper but in last few days I notice I am not able to see price tags in supermarkets, can't see the name of the caller on a smartphone.

I am facing difficulties in reading the menu card and even while cooking when I have to check expiry dates.

A: Hello
As I see, the prescription is made only for near vision, for presbyopia, so u should wear them only for reading or working closely.

If you start wearing reading glasses, after a while, the eye muscles relax and you will see harder without the glasses, this is normal.

But your diopters doubled in such a short time, this is not normal, maybe the second eyeglass is too strong for you.

I think you should make another ophthalmic consultation, and check if you need separately diopters for far and close vision.

Hope this helps

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Jul 31, 2017
by: Anonymous

My sphere number for distance is 0.5 and 0.75 so the optician said I need glasses for distance also.

I think the prescription rise is correct as I am not able to read the menu and text on phone from 25 cm even with my glasses.

Sep 02, 2017
Your requirement

Few things are not clear-
1. The prescription when your age was 41 years old. That time the prescription you wrote for distance or reading? If distance then next power I mean + 2.50 & + 2.75 should be your reading glass.
You can't wear reading glass always because only with reading glasses you can't walk or watching distance object.
2. Did you check your prescription properly? it's only reading power written or both distance and reading written.
3. Do you feel blurred for distance or do you feel "you need a glass for distance also", then you may wear bifocal or progressive glass.

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