There are several signs that may indicate that you need reading glasses, including:
- Blurred vision when reading or doing close-up work
- Difficulty focusing on small print or fine details
- Headaches or eye strain when reading or doing close-up work
- Holding reading material farther away from your face to see it clearly
- Squinting or tilting your head to see better
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, it's important to schedule an eye exam with an optometrist or ophthalmologist. During the exam, the eye doctor will perform a series of tests to evaluate your vision and determine if you need reading glasses or any other type of corrective lenses.
Keep in mind that even if you have never needed glasses before, presbyopia, the age-related loss of near vision, is a natural part of the aging process and can occur as early as your mid-40s. So, it's important to get regular eye exams, even if you have never had vision problems before.