What so bad about something that’s available in cheapo shops, at check out counters, at the petrol station?
Apart from the fact that they are a cheap copy of a prescribed medical device.
Rather worryingly in today’s fast paced and takeaway climate we hear more and more stories about people who resort to using these devices rather than booking an eye test.
- A magnifying glass with wings: On the whole they have more in common with a hand held magnifying glass than a pair of spectacles. But in our era of computers, some people using them for 8hours+ a day, a mere magnifying glass that can balance on your nose isn’t advisable.
- Measured for you, on the other side of the world: For a start they are not measured or regulated to make sure the optical centres (best bit to look through) are remotely in the middle of the lens, they could be anywhere! They can cause further eye strain and potentially headaches, maybe even double vision. We sell quick readers made to regulated standards with the necessary measurements – don’t gamble with your sight!
- We all get older: Eyes work to their limitations every single day and as we all age we fall victim to something call Presbyopia!
It is the natural decline of our ability to focus from near (reading) to far (distance) and it kicks in for most people around 40-50 years of age, most people notice they simply just start holding their phones further away to read a text as it begins, until you are holding a recipe book at your arms furthest possible (maybe even painful) reach
The eye then will need some sort of magnification to help it see again within that area of arms reach, and not just some willy-the-nilly magnification.
Everyone’s eyes are different and some people have one eye different to the other, having an eye test is the only true way to look after your eyes and ensure you have the correct prescription to magnify things clearly.
We can only give you advice but you only get one pair of eyes! We do suggest you take care of them
See this article published in 2013 by the Daily Mail about how these spectacles can cause dizziness or strained vision. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2474434/Hidden-health-risk-reading-glasses-Cheap-spectacles-strain-eyes-make-feel-dizzy.html