Cheap reading glasses can damage your vision

October 28th, 2010 - 2:05 pm ICT by IANS  

London, Oct 28 (IANS) They may save you money in the short term, but cheap reading glasses could cost you your eyesight, researchers say.

The so-called ‘ready readers’ sold in supermarkets, high street stores and market stalls may leave wearers with eye strain, headaches or even blurred or double vision.

Research suggests people could be putting their eyesight and health at risk by using them.

By the age of 50, most adults have problems reading a book or newspaper without spectacles, reports the Daily Mail.

The arrival of the ‘ready readers’ less than ten years ago was seen as a saviour for many.

Millions bought them after baulking at the high cost - 100 pounds or more - of buying glasses from an optician.

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