What’s The Difference?

So, what’s the difference between $10 “magnifiers” from the chemist and our prescription reading glasses?

It’s one word – optics.

Among other things, most people don’t have the same prescription in both eyes or the same optical centre as everyone else, and “one size fits all readers” don’t take this into account.

Also many inexpensive readers don’t have ophthalmic quality lenses, and the resulting distortion and limited field of view can cause headaches and eye fatigue.

Picking magnifiers “from the rack” is never a substitute for an eye examination.

Not only do eye examinations determine your need for vision correction; they can also uncover a number of other health problems such as glaucoma, hypertension and diabetes.