I didn’t know where to start when the eye surgeon mentioned readers. Many people buy them when their eyes can no longer focus to read. I was going to be in limbo for a while, with eyes that were set for distance vision. The old glasses were no longer usable, and I couldn’t see to read. John helped me pick out two pair. He could read the magnification, and I tried on several before choosing plain readers and sunglasses with bifocals for reading. At Dollar General, they were VERY affordable. Several days later I checked the internet for information. Readers.com had a chart to print (found here). Great! I had picked out the right ones. It would have been much easier if I had known what I was looking for.
Readers are probably not a long-term solution for me, because I think my eyes are different. Right now I see only a blur with one eye, anyway. Until the doctor says it’s time to get glasses, these will be a valuable crutch for daily living. Now, if I only had an automatic toothbrush loader, I could breeze through that cleaning routine!