At our Moriches eyeglass store, we will test your eyes in order to get you the prescription and glasses you need so you can see clearly again. Normally with age, you reach the point of not being able to read up close without extending your arms out to their limit, and you may need to consider single-vision reading glasses. In two main styles, you can get reading glasses in full frames, where the entire lens is made in the reading prescription, or half-eyes, the smaller “Ben Franklin” style glasses that sit lower down on your nose.
Full reading glasses are best for people who spend a lot of time concentrating on material close-up. If you try to look up and across the room through the reading lenses, everything will appear blurry. On the other hand, half-eye reading glasses allow you to look down and through the lenses for near work, and up and over them to see further away. The majority of customers at our Moriches eyeglass store who have never needed glasses before, will begin with a pair of reading glasses instead of bifocals, or no-line progressive lenses, which are normally a better choice if you need glasses for distance as well as near correction.
Some convenient accessories for temporary use at our Moriches eyeglass store, Vision Center, include tiny foldable readers that fit in small, pen-sized cases, and magnifiers that hang around your neck like a necklace. Also for reading, you may have seen plastic lenses mounted in credit card-sized holders that slip easily into your wallet. These are not good for reading a book but work well when trying to read a menu or a product label at the grocery store. Also available at our Moriches eyeglass store are tinted reading glasses with UV protection for wearing outdoors in the sun. A very popular type found in our optical gallery is the sunglass bifocal, that has a non-prescription upper half for seeing far away, and a reading prescription in the lower half for close up. Reading glasses can be custom-made for each individual at Vision Center rather than purchased “ready-made” at a drugstore. Most people do not have exactly the same prescription in both eyes, and almost everyone has a small amount of astigmatism correction in their prescriptions, so best to visit our Moriches eyeglass store for a customized prescription.