Like everything else, it always seems like a good idea at first: buy something you need, but a cheap version of it at the local grocery or drug store. But just like cheap sunglasses, it is also true that low quality reading eyeglasses (or “cheaters” or “readers” as they are often called), often are no bargain at all. Breaking and wearing out faster, poor fit, but most important of all: poor vision.
Cheaper plastic lenses, nose fittings, and earpieces all add up to a poor fit and poor product for your eyes while reading a story from a book or Ipad, or checking emails on a laptop or smartphone. Your eyes may have to strain harder to see through the dirty or poor quality plastic lens, and over time this can put undue stress on your eyes. And this is doubly important if, like most of us, you have a lot of “screen time” in your life.
At Stack Optical, we carry a full range of specially made reading eye glasses of high quality, from 1.25 up to 3 or higher, whatever magnification you require in order to read comfortably from the recommended distance of 2 to 3 feet away, we have it. Come in and just try them on in the store and see for yourself what a difference a high quality pair of reading eyeglasses can make !