Why do I find reading easier when the letters are larger?
As we get older, our bodies begin to show signs of ageing. Our eyes are also affected. A young eye has optimum vision as long as there are no congenital vision defects. With the progression of time, the ciliary muscle slackens, the lens becomes slightly dull and the retina slightly porous. It is completely normal that eyesight worsens with age. It becomes notice able from about age 45. The light requirement of people also increases with increasing age. A 60 year old, for example, requires about 15 times more light than a 10 year old to have the same impression of brightness. This also means that "normal" glasses are no longer adequate for reading small print, street signs or the television screen become blurred.
At a young age, a visual acuity of 125-150 % can often be achieved with the best reading glasses. After the age of 60, despite the use of reading glasses, visual acuity is often below 100 %, as can be seen from the graph below.
Change your view
Adequate illumination and the correct type size play an important role for how well you see. Eschenbach can support your eyes additional to the glasses in many ways. When dealing with the daily necessities, such as shopping, housework or orientation in road traffic, and also for leisure activities during day and evening, when reading a good book or watching TV, these optical systems provide a very valuable service.
With regard to vision requirements, a distinction must be made between the requirements for distance vision and those for close range vision. This usually means that different vision aids are required for these two vision tasks.
Different options are available here:
Important: In order to achieve the optimum result with regard to magnification, particular consideration must be given to the general situation and daily routine of the individual affected. Together with your specialist optician, it really is up to you to decide which vision aids are the most comfortable for your own personal use and which are best suited to your lifestyle.