I have cataracts and I like to read. I can read this screen without glasses, but if I'm reading a book, I tend to wear drugstore glasses....magnifiers the optometrist calls them. I had thought of getting prescription glasses several years ago, but when I first found out I had cataracts I decided to wait until they were taken care of first. That, apparently can take a long time since not all caracts grow quickly. Then, last year, I found I was suddenly closing one eye to read. Not on purpose mind you, but apparently my brain is trying to make things easier for me now and magnifiers just aren't helping anymore.
I went into my eye exam last year, all prepared to come out with a legitimate prescription for reading glasses. The optometrist informed me that she could no longer bring me back to 20/20 and that we would deal with the cataracts first. I was told I could no longer see well enough to drive, and she was sending me off to see the surgeon. I don't drive anyway, but it's a good thing as the surgeon decided the cataracts were not bad enough to deal with at that time. I would have gone this entire year without being able to drive. Mind you, I have an astigmatism and would need distance glasses to drive anyway, so perhaps that's what she meant.