I have to wear reading glasses. My last pregnancy did something to my eyes and I can't read or see things close up without over the counter glasses. I used to go to an optometrist, but it got expensive. Even though the optometrist glasses seem to work somewhat better, $10.00 bucks for reading glasses is an improvement over more than $100.00.
My man was legally blind and had thick glasses for years. He got Lasix procedure and it was unbelievable! He went from 20/8000 to 20/20 in one eye and about 20/10 in the other. He's now in his 50s, and the surgeon did tell him that he would probably need reading glasses soon. (He was nearsighted, reading glasses are for far sighted.) We can actually wear each others reading glasses. It's funny because his are never clean. Always grease and finger prints all over them. One day he couldn't read the paper and I said, "Try my reading glasses." He said he had Lasix and his vision was "perfect." I persisted (nicely) and he tried them and was like, "OMG, this is a huge difference. I can see the paper!"