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How do reading glasses treat astigmatism?

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Keep in mind that reading glasses might not fit you as well as prescription glasses. They also don't correct astigmatism (a common condition that causes blurred vision), and they can't be adjusted if you need a different strength in each eye.

Also, your vision can change as you get older. You might need to buy a stronger pair of reading glasses in a year or two.

SOURCES:

American Academy of Ophthalmology: "Do I need store-bought or prescription reading glasses after cataract surgery?" "Eye Exams 101."

American Optometric Association: "Adult Vision: 41 to 60 Years of Age," "Comprehensive Eye and Vision Examination."

Cleveland Clinic: "How to Choose Perfect Drug Store Reading Glasses."

Mayo Clinic: "Presbyopia Symptoms," "Presbyopia Tests and Diagnosis."

National Institute on Aging: "Aging and Your Eyes."

National Women's Health Resource Center: "When the print is too small."

The College of Optometrists: "Ready Made Reading Glasses."

Reviewed by Whitney Seltman on November 9, 2020

SOURCES:

American Academy of Ophthalmology: "Do I need store-bought or prescription reading glasses after cataract surgery?" "Eye Exams 101."

American Optometric Association: "Adult Vision: 41 to 60 Years of Age," "Comprehensive Eye and Vision Examination."

Cleveland Clinic: "How to Choose Perfect Drug Store Reading Glasses."

Mayo Clinic: "Presbyopia Symptoms," "Presbyopia Tests and Diagnosis."

National Institute on Aging: "Aging and Your Eyes."

National Women's Health Resource Center: "When the print is too small."

The College of Optometrists: "Ready Made Reading Glasses."

Reviewed by Whitney Seltman on November 9, 2020

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