A. Peter Bailey, a noted journalist in Washington, had worn glasses since he was 21 — for more than 50 years. But gradually, even with glasses, his vision became dim and he could hardly see people from a distance.
Reading glasses
Squinting at menus? Can't make out the shade name on your lipstick? Welcome to the presbyopia club. Presbyopia is an age-related vision problem caused by the thickening and loss of flexibility in the lens of your eye that's common among women 50+. It's why finding the right distance to hold the morning paper can be difficult. And while prescription eyeglasses, of course, correct nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism, ready-made readers that come in a range of magnifications are ideal to whip out for quick reads. But don't just grab a pair from the drugstore rack. Add instant style with a pair of leopard cat-eye readers or sexy black frames. Here are a few tips for finding the best ones and getting the most use out of them:
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