At what age do people start using magnifying glasses to read newspapers?
At what age do people start using magnifying glasses to read newspapers, books, maps, products' directions of use, etc?
I think what you are describing is getting far-sighted, where the focus of your eyes becomes weaker so things close up are hard to see. This begins to happen to some around age 40 and continues to get worse!
Agreed duffsmom! It depends on the lighting also. Don't you hate when people try to show you a pic on those digital cameras and they put it right up to your face? I say "whoa, drop that back a bit...I can't see that!"
I was already far-sighted from childhood, but never needed corrective lenses until my mid-forties, and then, only for reading and close work. It became a matter of my arms not being long enough.... ;-)
Well, I don't use magnifying glasses to read newspaper, books, etc. I find good lighting makes a huge difference, and I am certainly grateful for the ability to oom or increase text size on my iPad!
A lady never reveals her age, but I think duffsmom has it about right.
If you need a magnifying glass to read, it's much less trouble to just go get a pair of glasses. However, your question as to age--it's about in the early to mid-forties for many people.
My eye doctor claims to be able to tell a person's age within a couple of years just by looking at their prescription, and not any personal information on their chart.
Even if you cannot afford prescription eyeglasses, there are over-the-counter readers in several strengths available even in many grocery stores. They cost, for the most part, under $20.
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