- Polycarbonate Impact Resistant Frame
- Moulded Nosepiece
- Spring Hinges
- Shatterproof and scratch-resistant polycarbonate lenses
- Available in +4.50 to +7.00 strengths in .50 increments
- Available in Black, Brown and Ruby
- Weight: 2 oz (60 grams)
Finding a way to read comfortably is one of the most difficult challenges for visually impaired people. Many give it up altogether, because what used to be an enjoyable, effortless activity now requires thought, preparation and a lot of adjustment. For some people in this situation, reading is just no fun any more. These high strength reading glasses may be the solution.
Even so, many low vision devices can make reading easier and more rewarding for people with macular degeneration, retinitis pigmentosa, tunnel vision and other low vision conditions. The most affordable are either hand-held magnifiers or strong reading glasses, or you can obtain bifocals with high-power reading lens segments.
Good Lighting Is Essential
For many people with low vision, increasing the amount and type of ambient light can greatly improve reading ability. If you know someone who is visually impaired, check the adequacy of the lighting in their home — particularly in their favourite reading areas. Use the brightest light bulbs recommended for light fixtures. Purchase lamps with three-way sockets that allow the use of bulbs that can be increased to 150 watts for reading.
Natural sunlight is the best lighting for reading. Arrange furniture so the person with low vision can sit near a window for daytime reading. For artificial lighting, purchase “full-spectrum” light bulbs. These bulbs emit light that more closely mimics natural sunlight than regular incandescent bulbs. Avoid harsh fluorescent lighting, which can cause glare — especially for anyone with low vision. Replace fluorescent desk lamps or kitchen lighting with halogen task lighting or full-spectrum bulbs for better comfort and visibility.