Reading glasses are wonderful and they are inexpensive . You can buy multiple pairs and have some in every room of the house and the  office. PLEASE REMEMBER TO HAVE A YEARLY DILATED EYE EXAM.  Your eye care professional will be looking at the health of the eye. If there are any signs of eye disease he or she can treat you or refer you to another specialist. Early detection and treatment are the keys to preserving your vision. The eye care professional will also determine if over the counter readers will work for you depending on your prescription or if you have an astigmatism. – MDA
A cartoon by Denise Dorrance, which ran in the July 14 issue of the U.K. magazine The Spectator, went viral on social media this summer. In it, a woman sitting in an arm chair, with a book in her lap, wonders “Now, where did I put my glasses?” — unaware that she has a pair on her head, another around her neck and three more within easy reach.
Nowadays, cheaters (also known as “readers’ and “magnifiers”) are everywhere. Literally. Sold at drugstores, dollar stores and on home shopping channels — one vendor on HSN sells seven “designer” pairs for $29.95 — they’re relatively inexpensive and usually get the job done for folks whose vision isn’t what it used to be.
These glasses are not likely to put ophthalmologists out of business anytime soon, but they are giving some users a false sense of security; one that doctors fear could be discouraging regular eye check-ups.
Marion Flotard, 59, of New Milford admits to “using cheaters all the time. I have two pair at work, another pair in the car, in the spare room, in my pocketbook. Twelve pair, easy. I still go to the eye doctor once a year, but I know plenty of people who don’t. They buy these glasses at the dollar store and think everything’s fine. And they’ll all tell you the same thing: ‘The cheap glasses are great, why would I go to an eye doctor?'”
None of this is music to the ears (or eyes) of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, which recommends regular checkups every one to two years for children under 19 and most adults over 40. Younger adults should have their vision checked at least once during their 20s and twice during their 30s, the Academy notes. And seniors over 65 should have checkups at least once a year.
People with higher risks for eye problems…..
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Source: North Jersey