I also need 2 other kinds.
One I wear when not on the computer, for everyday .
The second I bought is 6 magnification, I wear for a minute or two, when trying to thread a needle, or my sewing machine, or taking out a splinter...anything like that.
Fair enough, but I see my husband and he has to be extra careful, especially around our son who seems to think that glasses are very interesting and can't wait to get his hands on them. I also think I would have trouble misplacing glasses if I had them - much like I have trouble misplacing my keys.
I need glasses to see short distances so I need to wear them all the time but especially when I am on the computer or reading. I also have special lenses in my glasses that relieve the strain on my eyes as I spend the vast majority of my day on my laptop.
I've now had both cataracts removed, so I only need 2.50 cheap magnifying glasses. I started with a $20 pr from a chemist, then I found them in the bargain shops, so I now only pay $4 for them. I saw them in another bargain shop for $6, but that shop has now closed!