The worst advice we've ever heard about reading glasses
Posted by Ani @ RGCA on May 22, 2018
This is a personal story. I've worked for AmericanReadingGlasses.com for a little over 10 years. It's not surprising that all my friends and family come to me for all their eye needs.
Recently, my mother made an appointment for the DMV to renew her drivers license. Before she went in she wanted to get her eyes checked, just in case she needed glasses for the vision test
On the way to the DMV, she takes a detour and drives into a local, big box retailer of vision care. She tells them that she needs a vision test. They proceed to test her long and short distance. The results come back that she needs reading glasses, even to drive.
Now, I know what you are all thinking. I took care of it from this point on. After all, I work at AmericanReadingGlasses.com. And of course I would have, if my mother would have taken her test results and walked right out the door.
Sadly, however, that is not what occurred.
My mother, on her way out, was suckered into a crazy upscale pitch. She was convinced that all her eye care needs were not met by her simple eye check. She really needed to sit back down and place here order for reading glasses with them because... Reading Glasses need all the bells and whistles these days.
That is the WORST advice I've ever hear about reading glasses.
Here at American Reading Glasses, we are strong advocates for eye exams. Every year, you should get an eye exam. However, your reading glasses DO NOT need any special add-ons to make them functional. Reading Glasses are not meant to be worn all the time. They are an aid for your eyes to sharpen small print.
There is no need to spend hundreds of dollars on reading glasses. There are special instances where you may need to deck out your readers, for example, if you need bifocals or trifocals. However, if you need reading glasses to read the menu at the dinner, $300 vs $8.00 will not make the print any larger.
Get your eyes checked, but please stop yourself from spending an outrageous amount of money for a quality item you can by on the cheap.