Trying to decide between over-the-counter readers and prescription glasses? There's a subtle, yet key, difference between the two options that makes a big impact. Stick with us to find out the difference between reading vs. prescription glasses, and how to decide which is right for you.

Reading vs. Prescription Glasses

1. What is the Difference?
2. Which One is Right for Me?
3. Prescription Glasses & Sunglasses at SportRx

Watch as Eyeglass Tyler succinctly tells us the main difference between reading vs. prescription glasses, and how to know which is right for you.

What is the Difference?

Readers, also known as over-the-counter glasses or cheaters, have the same corrective power in both eyes. Most people need a different correction for each eye, so readers are only half of a solution. Prescription glasses are customized for each eye's vision correction so you can see your very best, all the time. As Eyeglass Tyler says, "Better vision, better life."

Which One is Right for Me?

If you're approaching the age where fine text is becoming more difficult to read, and you've never worn a prescription before, over-the-counter readers could be a convenient and quick fix for you. However, readers are simply going to act as a magnifying glass for your eyes. They can't be worn when you're not reading, and they don't correct for any of the other common vision problems almost all of us experience as we get older.

In addition to customized vision correction, prescription glasses can have multifocal lenses. This is extremely convenient because you don't have to continuously put on and take off reading glasses; you can just wear one pair to see clearly at any length.

Prescription Glasses & Sunglasses at SportRx

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