The dark autumn and winter months often bring about a cozy atmosphere and a longing to loose oneself in a captivating book. However, the shorter days and limited natural light place greater demands on your eyes, making it challenging to enjoy reading and other activities that require focused vision. We can't change the season or the amount of daylight for you - and sometimes simply increasing the brightness of a lamp or your phone isn't enough. Fortunately, there's another solution: glasses, and we're experts in that.
What Happens to Your Eyes in Low Light
Your eyes have to work harder to see clearly in low light. Many people find it more challenging to read in dim lighting, with difficulties in focusing or blurred vision. When there is limited light, the pupils dilate to allow more light onto the retina to compensate for the poor lighting. This is straining for your eyes and can lead to tired eyes, headaches, and dizziness.
When Good Lighting Isn't Enough
Some have lived with vision problems like nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism - commonly known as refractive errors - since an early age and have corrected them with glasses or contact lenses. Others experience declining vision with age.
If you haven't needed glasses until now, it may be time to get your first pair, especially if you're around 40 years old and have never worn glasses before. The lens of the eye gradually loses its elasticity, and for most people this becomes apparent in their 40s when our eyes struggle to focus, maintain sharpness, and adapt to different lighting conditions. It's frustrating, but fortunately there are glasses that can help.
If you already use glasses and are struggling to see in low light, it may be time to adjust your prescription and invest in a new pair.
How Glasses Ease Reading in Limited Natural Lightning
Limited daylight makes it harder to see the letters clearly when reading. Glasses help you focus on the text in a book or on the screen, making reading more comfortable as the text appears sharper and clearer. Glasses also help reduce eye strain. Reading in poor lighting conditions can lead to tired eyes and headaches. Opting for glasses with anti-reflective coatings will further minimize reflections from lamps or screens, which can be distracting and tiring. Glasses thus provide a better visual experience and enhance reading comfort.
If you read a lot and for an extended time, a helpful tip is to take short breaks where you put the book aside and close your eyes for a few minutes. This allows your eyes – and your brain – to rest and prepares you for more exciting reading.
Reading Glasses, Blue Light, Glasses for Every Need
There are various types of glasses to meet different needs and purposes. Some only need glasses for reading, while others primarily use them for screen use, and some have entirely different requirements. At Carlottas Village, we can assist you with glasses for most needs. Our glasses are trendy, comfortable, and made with focus on sustainability and the environment.
If you're a novice in glasses or simply want an overview of what to consider when purchasing glasses, we recommend our full guide to finding your perfect glasses.