A woman wears glasses while decorating pottery.

Reading glasses

This module teaches how to provide standard reading glasses

3 Lessons

This module teaches how to provide standard reading glasses.

Difficulty level: Easy

Module duration: One hour online, followed by supervised practice as needed

Before you start, check that you have completed these modules:

Note: The first step in assessing if a person may need reading glasses is to complete the TAP vision screen (or a similar vision screen). How to carry out this screen is covered in the TAP Vision assistive products module.

Using the TAP vision screen you can identify whether a person who has a vision problem:

  • Needs a referral to an eye health professional or medical doctor
  • May benefit from prescription glasses (not covered in TAP)
  • May benefit from vision assistive products that can be provided at community level (such as reading glasses)

Resources you will need

  • Reading glasses in a range between +1 to +3
  • Tools and spare parts for basic reading glass maintenance and repairs
    • Mini screwdrivers which match the screws in the reading glasses you are providing
    • Magnifier (to help see small screws)
    • Spare parts for the reading glasses you are providing, including screws and nose pads

Click on the link below to download and print the following:

Discussion forum

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Check yes or no to each question below. If you select no, you are still very welcome to continue the training.

1. I have read the Participant Information Sheet and understand TAP data collection.
2. I understand that my de-identified information collected during this training (including this registration form, online feedback survey, quiz results and discussion forum) will be used in reporting and research to help improve TAP and improve access to assistive technology, and I give my consent for this.