The short answer is no. Scientific research has been conducted to show that both men and women have the need for readers at the same age. However, some interesting data was derived from this research. It was found that women typically need a stronger magnification than men, within comparable age groups, when buying readers. This is due to the fact that women often hold reading material closer to the face while reading, while men tend to hold reading material further away, thereby needing a weaker power to achieve the same magnification they have been accustomed to prior to the need for reading glasses.