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The Washington Post: Need reading glasses? Here is your frame of reference

UC professor offers guidance in buying something most will need at some point

 Journalist Laura Daily spoke with optometrists, ophthalmologists and industry experts for a consumer story on purchasing glasses. Karl Golnik, chair of the UC Department of Ophthalmology in the College of Medicine explained that most individuals past age 40 need glasses and eventually readers because the lens inside the eye changes over time and loses flexibility.

Golnik told the Post that as long as there is no astigmatism (or it is corrected with contact lenses) and the correction for reading is about the same in each eye, there is no reason not to buy over-the-counter (OTC) models. It doesn’t matter where you get them, be it the grocery store or a rack at your favorite boutique, he noted.

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