Arm length and vision

We’re seeing all that stuff about women being the weaker sex in a completely different light after learning the latest research on why women tend to need reading glasses sooner than men. A new study suggests it’s not that our eyes fail us sooner, but that our arms are shorter, making focus a more challenging issue for women.

If you do find yourself squinting at the fine print on credit cards or in newspapers or magazines, drugstore style readers may help your for the short-term. (And these fashionable frames can be a fun way to inject some color into your wardrobe.) But make sure to book an appointment for an eye exam just to make sure you are experiencing normal middle-age vision loss.