Reading glasses.... and now distance too???

Discussion in 'Glasses' started by Leesa_Tay, Oct 20, 2005.

  1. Leesa_Tay

    Leesa_Tay Guest

    Hi... I have been wearing my reading glasses a lot more than usual as
    of late but I have noticed, especially after I have them on awhile,
    that they seem to improve my distance vision as well.

    I actually have two pairs of glasses, one for reading and one for
    distance but since my distance vision isn't too bad I hardly ever wear

    Is there a reason why my reading glasses would make my distance vision
    seem clearer as well? Or, is this just some kind of "funky" illusion
    or something? ... lol

    Thanks in advance

    LEESA (I)
    Leesa_Tay, Oct 20, 2005
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    otisbrown Guest

    Dear Leesa,

    This "clearing" seems to be a natural process.

    Yes, it is expected. You also might wish to
    verify your visual acuity using an eye chart
    at distance.

    You OD can help you with this if you wish,
    or you can simply obtain a chart from:

    And check "Library".


    otisbrown, Oct 20, 2005
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    Dr. Leukoma Guest

    Dear LEESA,

    Reading glasses are "plus" lenses for people who have presbyopia. Plus
    lenses are also prescribed for people who are farsighted. If plus
    lenses help you at far, it is bacause you are farsighted. Your own
    accommodation used to be able to clear it, but no longer. There can be
    no other explanation.

    Dr. Leukoma, Oct 20, 2005
  4. If you mean that your distance vision improves when you are looking
    through the lenses (as opposed to after you take them off), you are
    probably hyperopic. If you mean just after removal of the readers, then
    it's just a relaxation of some ciliary spasm.

    I'm guessing from the limited info below that you are in your late 30s
    or early 40s and if so, you may end up needing distance Rx soon...

    w.stacy, o.d.
    William Stacy, Oct 20, 2005
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    otisbrown Guest

    Dear Mike,

    Subject: Leesa's report.

    Leesa reported "clearer" distant vision when wearing the plus.

    With no further information NEITHER of us know what
    is going on -- that is up to Leesa's judgment.

    But I certainly suggested that Leesa get a
    Snellen, and check her eye-chart. Until she
    does that (if she has the interest) NEITHER of
    us will know what she is doing. That is
    up to Leesa.


    otisbrown, Oct 21, 2005
  6. Leesa_Tay

    Leesa_Tay Guest

    Thanks so much for all of the response. BTW.. I am in my mid 30s and
    need to have an eye exam... it's been a few years now.


    Leesa_Tay, Oct 21, 2005
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    Neil Brooks Guest

    But one thing stands as irrefutable: Mike will *always* have a better
    idea of what's going on than you do.
    Neil Brooks, Oct 21, 2005
  8. Shame on you, Mike; you KNOW for sure he is clueless and thinks everyone
    is going myopic. From her posts it's obvious to anyone in the business
    that she's hyperopic going into presbyopia and is in for a long, slow
    decline in her unaided vision and a long, slowly increasing appreciation
    for what her glasses do for her. She sounds like a perfect candidate
    for contacts.

    This is the kind of patient I like to put a pair of trial lenses on in
    the office to help her select frames. It's a no-brainer. At least half
    of them go for the cls.

    w.stacy, o.d.
    William Stacy, Oct 22, 2005
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