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I've finally accepted that I do really need to wear my reading glasses for anything which involves reading (doh), computer etc. As my eyes have got a lot worse over the last year I find I need to wear them to read labels on things and not just for reading books, but obviously I don't need them the rest of the time so I'm spending a lot of time with a pair of reading glasses propped up wonkily on my head which is so not a good look
how do my fellow middle-aged-long-sighted-reading-glasses-wearers deal with this style dilemma? I've seen people have them on cords around their necks but they're usually about 70 and I'm not going to resort to that just yet so any other ideas?
I have the opposite problem - am shortsighetd so need them for driving, television, walking around etc but not for computer, reading etc I (variously) put mine on my head, hook them into my neckline, put them on the desk in meetings etc, or put them away (soft glasses case in every bag)
You don't have to put them on your head! Just pull gently on one of the sides; if it's spring-loaded it will spring back into position. mimsum, is your distance vision blurred when you are wearing your glasses?
Ask your optician about varifocals - it means you can wear them all the time if you want to (and why wouldn't you want to wear your glasses all the time? says the person who's had to wear specs since age 6 ) but it means you don't have problems with taking them on and off or putting them down and losing them! You can get varifocals which are clear lens at the top and have a very wide reading area which means they're perfect for using on the computer and for close work.
mimsum - make sure you go for a varifocal which is specifically designed for using mainly for reading/intermediate work (try a Hoya ID or an Essilor Physio or any high end varifocal).
I don't suppose you know what your reading add is do you? It'll be the bit after your main prescription and will look something like +1.50 or whatever. If you have anything above a +2.00 you'll get a little more distortion, but it should still be fine.