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Can I wear Reading Glasses with Contact Lenses?

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If you wear contact lenses for distance vision, then you may not have considered the need for reading glasses as near vision is often much better in those who struggle with sight over longer distances.

However, those over the age of 40 are likely to start losing near vision as well due to the process known as presbyopia. This is an age related process where the muscles in the eyes become less elastic and it is therefore more difficult to focus on objects in the near field of vision.

People who already wear contact lenses will often ask if they can wear reading glasses for near vision while keeping the lenses in for longer distance and general vision.

This is because they may well have become accustomed to wearing contact lenses over a period of time, but now require some assistance with near vision, even with contact lenses in place.

The short answer is that you can wear reading glasses with contact lenses, although it is important to make sure that you see your optician to make sure that your prescription is up to date.

You can then combine the convenience and superb all round vision that contact lenses offer with the style and comfort of reading glasses.

The strength of reading glasses is measured in dioptres between +1.0 and +4.0, and if this is your first pair of reading glasses then you will most likely require a weaker strength.

All i-perfect reading glasses are available in a number of different strengths, and as ready-made reading glasses are so affordable you can try several different styles as well as keeping a different pair in every key location.

Ready-made reading glasses are a great solution for those looking to continue with contact lenses but who now need assistance with near vision. The only inconvenience may be having to choose your favourite style – as well as making sure to remember your new glasses whenever you might need them!


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