I can see fine to read or drive, but I'm having trouble with certain tasks, especially at work. What's wrong? It sounds like you may be having problems with your intermediate vision, which is the term used to describe visual acuity that's needed to perform tasks at arm's length — such as viewing a
If you're buying just one pair of glasses, avoid trendy frames that could go out of style quickly. (Best is always to have a spare pair in case one breaks) If you're buying glasses for a child whose prescription changes often, ask to have new lenses put in the old frames, rather than buying
Common signs that a child has a vision problem that requires corrective eyewear include: Consistently sitting too close to the TV or holding a book too close Losing his or her place while reading Using a finger to follow along while reading Squinting Tilting the head to see better Frequent eye rubbing Sensitivity to
Why should I bother to go to my optometrist when I can simply pick up an inexpensive pair of readers at the store? Some people do have good luck with cheap reading glasses. However, you need to visit your optometrist regularly for two reasons: Regular eye exams are the only way to catch "silent"