Reader Question: What should I look for when buying reading glasses?

Getting the correct power is the most important. Most places have a test reading card, check it out before purchasing the glasses. If you see well with both powers, get the lower power. For example, if you can see well with both +1.50 & +1.75 get the +1.50. Always go down in power, never up. Also, consider how you will use the glasses. If you spend a lot of time outdoors, then the polarized, tinted or UV protected glasses are good for you. Folding reading glasses are good for people on the go and flexible readers are good for those who tend to break their glasses easily.