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Eye and Vision Care

Reading Glasses

02/18/2010

Question:

I am 42 years and recently given a prescription for reading glasses. The prescription OS OD +.75 and OS +1.00 SPA. Can I buy non-prescription reading glasses from a store like CVS or Walgreens or should I get the prescription filled?

Answer:

With your simple prescription, over-the-counter reading glasses are certainly an option. Your doctor may have some available that may be better quality. 

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Response by:

Mark  Bullimore, MCOptom, PhD Mark Bullimore, MCOptom, PhD
Formerly:
Professor
College of Optometry
The Ohio State University