The consumer magazine ‘Which’ this week published a article about the relative qualities of over the counter ‘Ready-Reader’. The glasses that were purchased were examined by an optometrist to see if they were in fact, safe to wear. Some were found to have incorrect powers, more alarmingly some were found to have unequal optical centres. What this means is real terms, is that the optical centres was not set in the correct/same plane, this the forces the eyes to work in directions not intended and can give double vision and extreme visual discomfort, especially with the higher powered readers. The link to the article is here http://bit.ly/cCNmet .
The moral is to choose with care and to always choose the lowest power that works for you.
As an aside, what we have found is that many of our customers buy ready-readers for the frame primarily, they send them to us and have them reglazed with their correct prescription and have a very cheap pair of glasses.
To order lenses for a reglaze please go to http://www.ciliaryblue.com/order.asp
Or ring on 01455 293417.