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What’s My Power & Eye Chart

What Strength Peepers Reading Glasses Do I Need?

First and foremost, you’re not alone and this happens to everybody – as you age, your up-close vision begins to deteriorate. Fine text becomes blurry, and you find yourself holding books and newspapers farther and farther away just to be able to see. You, like millions of others, need reading glasses.

As people age, the normal elasticity of the lens in our eye is lost and without this flexibility the eye has trouble focusing clearly, this can be compounded in dim light conditions. The condition is referred to as Presbyopia and is a vision condition in which the focusing power of the eye is gradually lost.  Presbyopia may seem to occur suddenly, but the actual loss of flexibility takes place over a number of years.

Presbyopia usually becomes most noticeable in the mid-forties and is yet again one of those wonderful things we can look forward to as we age. It is not a disease and it cannot be prevented.  Some signs of Presbyopia include having to hold reading materials at arm’s length to read, blurred vision in dim light at normal reading distance, and eye fatigue along with headaches when doing normal day to day activities.  Presbyopia is not the same as farsightedness which relates to a less than perfect shape and curve of the eye, which is usually an inherited trait.

We’ve put together an eye chart and some simple steps to help you find the prescription that is best suited for you.


1.   Simply click on the image below and a PDF version will be available to print.

2.   Hold the printed chart at your normal reading distance and WITHOUT your glasses.  Read each line from top to bottom.  The first line where you can no longer clearly read the test will have a suggested magnification strength indicated.

3.   Keep in mind, this is the suggested strength that should work for you.  Your eye care professional should always be consulted on a regular basis when vision problems occur.  It is recommended everyone have a annual vision checkup if you are over 40 to check for glaucoma. 

Strength Chart

Once you determine your prescription, it is time to purchase your reading glasses.  Remember, you can always try on a pair of Peepers at one of our many retail locations which carry varying styles and assortment of strengths.  

You can also call us anytime at 1-800-348-2508 7:30am - 4:30pm Monday-Friday CST. Overseas customers can reach us at 1-219-872-4413. Our fax number is 1-219-872-4695 and operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Please feel free to e-mail customer service if you have a question or problem.