Blog

Shorter female arms mean reading glasses sooner!

Some brave souls in America have suggested that the reason women need reading glasses before men is due to the their smaller stature and therefore shorter arms.

Many studies have demonstrated women require reading glasses sooner than men even though they have the same focussing ability (or lack of) – a condition that comes to us all called presbyopia. The researchers suggested that this is because women tend to hold things closer than men and went on to pin the blame shorter female arms.

It’s one of those rare occasions where common sense and science actually meet but I’m not really sure this research really tells us anything useful. However the lead scientist sought to ramp up the importance by saying “These findings could impact global vision care in multiple ways”.

Err, steady on.

Related Posts

SALT. added to Cameron Optometry's designer eyewear range
SALT. designer eyewear now available at Cameron Optometry
  We stock many well-known designer brands, but we like to set our range apart from other Edinburgh optometrists by also ensuring we stock a range of more unusual designers. So this month we welcome SALT. to the practice. ...
Screen Shot 2016-05-06 at 10.44.13
Oakley added to our designer range
We are delighted to add Oakley to our collection of designer frames. With a wide range of frames, prescription glasses and sunglasses, the brand is a complementary addition to our exclusive range. Established in 1975 Oakley is ...
One in ten lie to their optician because they want to wear glasses
Over half of Britons admit to lying to their optometrist
With one in ten faking results because they want to wear glasses! A recent survey has found that over half (54%) of Britons have lied to their optometrist. When it comes to your eyes, examinations are there to help identify iss...
2_Children
Know the signs of retinoblastoma – eye cancer in children
The first thing to say is, retinoblastoma, a form of eye cancer in children, is very rare. However, because it is rare, there is little awareness of the symptoms or even its existence. It is a fast growing cancer so early detectio...