B+L survey finds women are embarrassed by reading glasses

September 30, 2014

A recent survey from Bausch + Lomb from that nearly half of women over the age of 40 are embarrassed or annoyed when reaching for reading glasses.

Bridgewater, NJ-A recent survey from Bausch + Lomb from that nearly half of women over the age of 40 are embarrassed or annoyed when reaching for reading glasses.

The study also found that 53 percent of women surveyed struggle to read text messages on their digital devices, while 45 percent have difficulty reading menus while dining in restaurants. Both of these concerns are telltale signs of presbyopia, but this generation of women has no desire to reach for reading glasses for fear of appearing old.

 

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In fact, the survey found that 20 percent of women said reading glasses make them feel older. The company says it conducted a similar study in Europe that found that twice as many people were concerned about becoming dependent on glasses than wrinkles or grey hair.

Bausch + Lomb says eyecare professionals should consider recommending multifocal contact lenses to help address these concerns caused by presbyopia and eliminate the need for reading glasses. 

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