Drug-store reading glasses. Are they bad?
I've been using drug-store reading glasses for several years. (I'm 50.) Someone told me that they could be bad for my eyes. They seem to work just fine for now. I only use them for reading.
If they're working, does it really matter?
They seem a lot better than the prescription glasses I got 10 years ago which were expensive and gave me bad headaches right from the start.
I had an eye exam 2 years ago. I didn't get glasses from them because I didn't trust that the prescription was correct. The assistant and doctor had very different assessments of my vision (the assistant said I wouldn't pass a driver's test), and I was getting a headache. (My migraines come with visual disturbances. )
I have cheap reading glasses in different strengths. My vision changes slightly during the day so it seems to make sense to have several choices. My favorite pair is 1.5, but I have a stronger pair that I need sometimes.
Last edited by lucylucy; 08-20-2008 at 10:31 PM.