It depends. If you are young, we would expect you to see clearly at near with the glasses that make your distance vision clear. If you are much past forty, we would expect the glasses that make your distance vision clear not to make your near vision clear. This can happen at any age though. At any age, your optometrist should do some tests at near through your distance correction to see how well it is expected to work. If you are likely to have problems, he should discuss your options with you. These options include, taking your glasses off to do near work, bifocal and progressive lenses.