• Can I wear distance glasses for reading?


    Question:

    I just bought my glasses and I am worried about something. They are for distance (-0.50), but at the same time they have blue control. So, they are practical for any kind of blue light devices (PC, phone, etc.), which means I want to use them for reading. Is it OK to use distance glasses for reading? I read that this may worsen my near vision and I am only 27.


    Answer:

    At your age, accommodating an extra half diopter for near is easy and will not blur your near vision. The exercise might even be good (not scientific!) and help to strengthen the ciliary muscle. In about 15 years you may notice a bit of strain and can do something about it then. This is when most people need reading glasses.