Tuesday, September 28, 2021


Do you wear reading glasses?

Reading glasses, reading glasses, wherefore art thou reading glasses? If you have reading glasses, you probably know the search verrrrry well. How often do you misplace yours?

Anyway, do you need to wear reading glasses to see? If so, what do you use them for most often? Are you wearing them right now? We’d like to know! Please leave a comment below the poll and tell us, thanks!


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Tom Macfarlane
9 days ago

Like Jim, I wear progressive lenses, but the glasses come off when I read.

Jim Prideaux
1 month ago

I have been wearing progressive lens for years. Good for distance, midrange, and quick looks up close. But if I really need to study the fine print the glasses come off. Nothing clearer or sharper than the naked eye. Thats me. My wife still does not understand it.

Jan E.
1 month ago

I wore glasses until I had cataract sugery. Now I have just reading glasses. I always buy the three pack so I know where a pair is all the time.

1 month ago

Glasses for 40 years or better. Bifocals progressives. Soon to have cataract surgery both eyes with corrective surgery so the hope as being in my sixties I won’t have to wear glasses but for reading only (dollar brand).

Bob Weinfurt
1 month ago

Dollar store generic “cheaters” work for me.

1 month ago

I’ve worn glasses since the 3rd grade (I’m in the 61st grade now) but I take them off to read things up close.

Gordy B
1 month ago

Approximately 20 yrs. ago I had cataract surgery on both eyes and lenses were replaced. Since then I buy my glasses at the dollar store. I get 250’s for reading in artificial light, 125’s for the computer, and if I am outside in daylight I can read newsprint without any glasses. My distance vision is perfect. The thing that gets me is trying to read a price on the bottom shelf in a grocery store. It is too small for “no glasses” and too far for “readers” to focus and my bad knees will not let me get close enough.

Neal Davis
1 month ago

I wear contact lens. The one for my dominant eye is ground for viewing things in the distance. The one for my weaker eye is ground for close work/reading. I also wear prescription glasses that are bifocals. However, for really close work I remove my glasses if I’m wearing them at the time.

Roy Davis
1 month ago

I wasn’t sure just how to answer. I don’t wear reading glasses, I wear seeing glasses that have bifocals. I need them to drive so, technically, they’re not reading glasses.

Billy Vitro
1 month ago

I answered No, but I do wear them occasionally – mostly for up-close work on electronics or things like that. I had bifocals for a while, and probably should go back to them, but I’ve found that using a computer I’m right in between long and short distance.

Diane Mc
1 month ago

I am nearsighted, but can read without glasses. So I have progressive lenses that pretty much have nothing in the lower portion of the lenses. Even with that, I take my glasses off to read. I’m typing this on an iPad which is about 15+ inches from my eyes (have a keyboard case) and can see perfectly as I type.

Ron Lane
1 month ago


1 month ago

I just had cataract surgery last March and I wear magnifying glasses when I read.

1 month ago

I could not find the Reader Poll in today’s News Letter …………. until I put my Readers on.

1 month ago

Have had astigmatism and near sightedness since I was a kid. In 1997 had laser surgery and went without glasses for 3 years. Then developed normal ol’ presbycusis! So, I’ve become a great fan of progressives. Use them for both regular and sunglasses. Can see in all directions. Would love to try contacts again but the laser surgery may have nixed that possibility.

1 month ago

I answered no. I wore $1 readers for years. I hated them. I now wear multifocal or mono vision contacts 24/7.

Not purrfect but better than glasses!

Kaeleen Buckingham
1 month ago

But I do have glasses for when I am at the computer.

Bob p
1 month ago

If I want to read a sign along the road I better be wearing my glasses, yep I can see far off but if it’s closer than 50 yds I better have my glasses. Lol

Tom B
1 month ago

I wear just the magnifiers. I get them at Costco, (or when desperate, dollar tree.) I have a pair in my pocket, one on the motorcycle, one in my car, one in my WIFE’S car, 2 at the office, 3 (at least) in the RV and about a half-dozen scattered around the house…

and I can never find the dam* things!!

Richard Hughes
1 month ago

During an eye exam, I read the chart and the doctor said, “If you can read that, you don’t need reading correction. Now, I take my glasses off to read and my wife puts her’s on.

1 month ago
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Bob p
1 month ago
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It always seems to put negative thoughts in my mind when someone takes their glasses of to see something. Lol

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