• Reading Glasses

  • Why Over-the-Counter Reading Glasses Cause Eye Strain, Headaches and Dry Eyes

    Drug store or supermarket readers can give you headaches and strain your eyes.  You are doing your eyes a disservice by buying these kinds of eyeglasses.  We understand the big advantage - you can lose them and not worry because you did not pay much.  Because Wohl Optics cuts their own lenses, you will learn that our readers are not as expensive as you may think. 

    Picture yourself in the supermarket trying to choose a reading eyeglass prescription.  How many times do you go back for different strength readers.  Or, worse yet, are you wearing two pair of readings to see?  You are not alone.

    YOU will have to quickly guess on your own what power or strength you think you need.  You may have a little chart to help you choose.  Not much help, is it? It is about guessing on the proper strength for your eyes when you are reading.

    And, drug store reading glasses are one-size-fits-all.  The prescription is the same in both lenses, and the location of the optical center of the lenses is NOT customized for your eyes.  Is it worth the risk?

    I'll bet dollars to donuts that you do not have exactly the same prescription in both eyes;  almost everyone has at least a small amount of astigmatism correction in their prescriptions.  No over the counter reading glasses fix astigmatism, again making you not able to see the best and will strain your eyes.

    Straining with the wrong prescription will make your eyes tired, red, itchy or feel dry and can give you headaches! Pick too weak and your eyes are still straining, choose too strong and you’ll find yourself holding things too closely and strain a different way. 

    Headaches, eye strain, and even nausea are what I hear everyday from patients wearing reading glasses that are too far off from their actual prescription or that they have optical centers too far away from the center of their pupils.

    For your eyes' sake, please consider customized PRESCRIPTION reading glasses.. At Wohl Optics, I cut my own lenses and pass huge savings onto you. I can give you budget prices on your own prescription for readers.   It's win-win; you get your proper prescription in your readers at a budget price. And, you are not straining your eyes with readers that are not the right prescription.

  • Prescription Readers Will Be Custom Made To Make Your Eyes Strain-Free

    Don't confuse reading glasses with specialty glasses such as those used for hobbies, knitting, needlepoint, reading music if you are a musician as as I am in my spare time, or glasses used for computer use. Do you use a laptop on a desk or on your lap?  Do you use a flat panel display?  This is where I will help you get it right AND it does not have to cost a lot of money. 

    If you're using reading glasses to view your computer screen, it's probably not working very well.  Find yourself learning forward to look at the screen a lot?   We know that reading printed matter is done at a closer range than reading text on a computer screen.  Think about computer glasses or talk with me (Doug Wohl) about the latest progressive lenses which have a larger middle area for just this purpose.  I will help you find the right solution for your best vision.