Glasses & Care – The Fine Print Blog //wp.readers.com/blog by Readers.com Mon, 06 Aug 2018 20:15:38 +0000 en-US hourly 1 //wordpress.org/?v=4.8.3 //wp.readers.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/cropped-Rea-newFavicon-2016-Final-32x32.png Glasses & Care – The Fine Print Blog //wp.readers.com/blog 32 32 What Type of Reading Glasses Do I Need? //wp.readers.com/blog/type-reading-glasses-need/ //wp.readers.com/blog/type-reading-glasses-need/#respond Fri, 27 Jul 2018 20:10:21 +0000 //wp.readers.com/blog/?p=15287 Curious as to which of the many types of reading glasses you need? Try our simple flowchart to discover which lens type suits your needs!   Share this Infographic On Your Site <p><strong>Please include attribution to Readers.com with this graphic.</strong></p><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /> <p><a […]

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Curious as to which of the many types of reading glasses you need? Try our simple flowchart to discover which lens type suits your needs!

 


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How Did My Reading Glasses Get So Dirty? //wp.readers.com/blog/how-did-my-readers-get-so-dirty/ //wp.readers.com/blog/how-did-my-readers-get-so-dirty/#respond Wed, 27 Jun 2018 19:58:57 +0000 //wp.readers.com/blog/?p=14918 Whether you’ve worn glasses for years, or you’re new to the reading glasses game, you’ve undoubtedly noticed how quickly your lenses become dirty even though you don’t ever remember touching your lenses. Many of us make a conscious effort to not touch our faces for many health and hygiene reasons – but try as we […]

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Whether you’ve worn glasses for years, or you’re new to the reading glasses game, you’ve undoubtedly noticed how quickly your lenses become dirty even though you don’t ever remember touching your lenses. Many of us make a conscious effort to not touch our faces for many health and hygiene reasons – but try as we might, our lenses still end up with unknown spots and smudges. What you may not realize is that on average, we touch our faces 15 times an hour*. In addition, we are exposed to all kinds of elements throughout the day, causing debris to stick to the lenses of our readers.

We decided to investigate the most common ways the lenses of your readers can become dirty while going through your normal daily routine…and the end result surprised us.

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It’s easy to see that you don’t have to actually touch your lenses for them to become dirty. Are there other ways that are a common nuisance for you? Comment below!

 

*Sources: Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene A Study Quantifying the Hand-to-Face Contact Rate and Its Potential Application to Predicting Respiratory Tract Infection

 

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Have It All with 2-in-1 Reading Glasses! //wp.readers.com/blog/2-in-1-reading-glasses/ //wp.readers.com/blog/2-in-1-reading-glasses/#respond Wed, 04 Apr 2018 20:10:03 +0000 //wp.readers.com/blog/?p=14731  If you’re anything like us, keeping track of your reading glasses tends to be a never-ending task. When you need them upstairs, they’re always downstairs. Sitting on the couch? You left them in the kitchen. And then you throw in a pair sunglasses to the equation and you have to keep track of two pairs […]

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 If you’re anything like us, keeping track of your reading glasses tends to be a never-ending task. When you need them upstairs, they’re always downstairs. Sitting on the couch? You left them in the kitchen. And then you throw in a pair sunglasses to the equation and you have to keep track of two pairs of glasses? Forget it. 

We’re here to make reading glasses shopping easier, but if we can also make your everyday life easier, we’re even more excited. That’s why we’re happy to show you two new styles of 2-in-1 reading glasses, made with you in mind. 

Magnetic Sun Readers

These styles are just like a regular pair of readers, but with a twist! In a snap, you can go from regular reader to sun reader thanks to the magnetic frame front, which allows the separate front piece with tinted lenses to attach to the frame. You can choose from several styles including fully magnified or bifocal, polarized, mirrored, or standard sun reader lenses.

 

Photochromic Readers

If you need readers to drive or enjoy the outdoors, we recommend a pair of our photochromic readers! When indoors, the fully magnified lenses on these styles are clear. Once you step outside and expose them to UV light, they gradually darken to tinted lenses. Readers → Sun Readers, it’s just that easy!

 

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A Guide To Ordering Bifocal Reading Glasses //wp.readers.com/blog/a-newbies-guide-to-ordering-bifocals/ //wp.readers.com/blog/a-newbies-guide-to-ordering-bifocals/#respond Tue, 06 Mar 2018 19:55:15 +0000 //wp.readers.com/blog/?p=14299 If you find you are having problems with close-up vision but your distance vision is unhindered, bifocal reading glasses might just be the answer!  We know that if you’re purchasing a pair of bifocals for the first time it can be difficult finding the answers you’re looking for. To assist you in finding the right […]

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If you find you are having problems with close-up vision but your distance vision is unhindered, bifocal reading glasses might just be the answer!  We know that if you’re purchasing a pair of bifocals for the first time it can be difficult finding the answers you’re looking for. To assist you in finding the right pair of bifocals that fit your optical needs, we’ve provided answers to frequently asked questions, along with information on our Readers.com bifocals.

What are bifocal reading glasses?

Bifocals are lenses that have two focal points. At Readers.com our bifocals are flat tops, which means they are divided by a thin horizontal line with no power on the upper portion of the lens and the reading power of your choosing on the bottom.

The unmagnified upper section helps you focus out in the distance while doing activities such as driving, watching tv, cooking, etc. On the bottom of the bifocal lens you will select your reading power, which helps you see up close while doing activities such as looking at a map, reading a book, sewing, and following a recipe.

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Doesn’t “bifocal” mean a lens has two magnifications in it?

It does! Although the top of the bifocal lens is clear (also known as “plano”), it is represented as a power of +0.00, giving the lens two powers and focal points: the unmagnified upper lens and the lower bifocal portion.

 

What are bifocal sunglasses?

Like our regular bifocal readers, these sunglasses are unmagnified at the top, and have your reading power in the bottom portion of the lens. The bifocal power helps with seeing your speedometer, writing on a scorecard, reading a compass, etc. If you are an avid fisher you will love how our polarized bifocal sunglasses allow you to see out into the water and also look down to bait your line, or remove the prized fish you just caught.  

As an added bonus, all of our reading sunglasses are UVA/UVB protected!

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What are customizable bifocals?

Customizable bifocals are perfect for people who have different powers in each eye, but the top of the lens still can not have power added.  If you have a need for customizable bifocals we highly encourage you to check with your eye doctor to confirm your reading power before ordering, as these glasses are custom-made at our local lab and are non-returnable and non-refundable.

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Do you carry no-line or executive bifocals?

No–to be accurate, no-line bifocals do not exist. There are lenses called progressives, which we do not carry, and are commonly confused as no-line bifocals. These are different because they have multiple focal points and not just two.

Executive bifocals are lenses that have the bifocal power across the entire width of the bottom section of the lens, rather than the half moon (“flat top”) bifocals our readers have.

 

Is it possible to order power in the top portion of the lens?

Since our glasses are pre-manufactured and can not be changed, it is not possible to order bifocals with a different magnification in the top and bottom of the lens.

 

Still have questions?

Didn’t see your question answered above? We’d love to assist you! Just ask your question in the comments and we’ll make sure you receive an answer.

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Makeup Readers: The Ultimate Cosmetic Accessory //wp.readers.com/blog/makeup-readers-the-ultimate-cosmetic-accessory/ //wp.readers.com/blog/makeup-readers-the-ultimate-cosmetic-accessory/#respond Wed, 21 Feb 2018 14:44:56 +0000 //wp.readers.com/blog/?p=14641 Yes, that’s right – there are reading glasses designed specifically for applying your makeup with precision! While our eyes may need some help to see as clearly as they once could, our makeup routine shouldn’t have to suffer. The mornings of squinting out of one eye while applying eyeliner, eyeshadow, and mascara to the other […]

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Yes, that’s right – there are reading glasses designed specifically for applying your makeup with precision! While our eyes may need some help to see as clearly as they once could, our makeup routine shouldn’t have to suffer. The mornings of squinting out of one eye while applying eyeliner, eyeshadow, and mascara to the other are over!

For days when you’re traveling and can’t lug your magnified vanity mirror with you, or for those of you who don’t have the counter space for another mirror, these makeup readers will change the way you apply make up…for good.     

The Carrie Makeup Reader is designed to allow you to wear your readers with the proper magnification* while simultaneously applying makeup in the mirror. Simply switch the swiveling lens when you need to do the other eye! The lens is fully magnified in powers up to +3.00.

*Determining Your Power for a Makeup Reader

The standard reading distance is 12-18 inches. With this in mind, you should consider how close you typically stand to the mirror when applying your makeup. The further away you stand from the mirror the lower your power should be (using your reading power as a baseline), and the closer you stand to the mirror the higher your power should be. Never purchased reading glasses before? No problem! You can easily find your power by using our PowerFinder.

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Makeup Readers? What are those? //wp.readers.com/blog/makeup-readers-what-are-those/ //wp.readers.com/blog/makeup-readers-what-are-those/#respond Wed, 01 Feb 2017 20:39:06 +0000 //wp.readers.com/blog/?p=14107 Reading glasses serve many purposes. They are great for fine print, browsing the web, cooking new recipes, and completing daily tasks. However, when it comes to applying makeup, many women would say they rely on magnified vanity mirrors versus reading glasses. This is understandable since standard reading glasses can get in the way.  While vanity […]

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Reading glasses serve many purposes. They are great for fine print, browsing the web, cooking new recipes, and completing daily tasks. However, when it comes to applying makeup, many women would say they rely on magnified vanity mirrors versus reading glasses. This is understandable since standard reading glasses can get in the way.  While vanity mirrors are a great option for applying makeup at home, what about when you’re traveling or at the office? We suggest opting for a pair of makeup reading glasses. Yes, you read that right, glasses specifically designed for applying makeup!

 

How to use makeup readers

When shopping for makeup reading glasses you will come across a few different designs. A common design for a pair of makeup readers is a frame with a swiveling lens allowing you to see clearly while you apply your makeup. When using this design simply swivel the lens to the eye you are not working on while you apply makeup to the opposite eye.  Another design is a set of frames with flip-down lenses. This design allows you to flip down the lens that is in front of the eye you are working on so you can see perfectly out of the opposite eye until you are ready to switch eyes. Like traditional reading glasses, makeup readers are designed to fit your lifestyle and eliminate struggle. So as you begin your search for the perfect pair of makeup readers it is important to find frames that you are comfortable using.

 

Types of makeup readers

The Carrie Makeup Reader

The Carrie Makeup Reader The Carrie 2

The Carrie Makeup Reader is designed to allow you to use your reading magnification while simultaneously applying makeup in a mirror. Simply switch the swiveling lens when you need to do the other eye! The lens is fully magnified in powers up to +3.00.


The Magnolia Makeup Reader

Magnolia Makeup Reader  The Magnolia 2

To have perfect vision while applying makeup in the mirror check out The Magnolia Makeup ReaderThis lightweight reader has flip-down lenses so you can switch your application from each eye with ease. No mascara mistakes here!

Both The Carrie Makeup Reader and The Magnolia Makeup Reader will enhance your beauty routine in no time! You may even find yourself storing multiple pairs around your house, office, purse, and car. No judgement here! For expert tips on wearing makeup with glasses click here.

 

Determining your power

The standard reading distance is 12-18 inches. With this in mind you should consider how close you typically stand to the mirror when applying your makeup. The further away you stand from the mirror the lower your power should be, and the closer you stand to the mirror the higher your power should be. Never bought reading glasses before? No problem! You can easily find your power by using our PowerFinder.

 

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7 for 7: Reading Glasses for Every Day of the Week //wp.readers.com/blog/glasses-for-every-day-of-the-week/ Wed, 01 Feb 2017 13:00:48 +0000 //www.readers.com/blog/?p=13048 Let’s face it–you feel different waking up on Monday than you do on Saturday morning. Different moods call for different frames. We’ve created a list of reading glasses to help you tackle each day of the week. Monday You’ve got a case of the Mondays. But, don’t worry. All you need is a little pick-me-up. […]

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Let’s face it–you feel different waking up on Monday than you do on Saturday morning. Different moods call for different frames. We’ve created a list of reading glasses to help you tackle each day of the week.

Readers for Days of the Week

Monday

Women's Purple Eyeglasses

You’ve got a case of the Mondays. But, don’t worry. All you need is a little pick-me-up. A pair of colorful glasses will do the trick.

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Tuesday

Round Reading GlassesYou mean business. You’re in the groove and ready for a productive week. Sophisticated round readers are a fitting choice for the day.

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Wednesday

Leopard Cat Eye Readers

You’re all smiles today. After all, it’s Wednesday. You need readers that are as happy as you are. Plus, they need to be able to tag along to half-priced wine night!

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Thursday

Retro Square Reading Glasses

Similar to Tuesday, you’re looking forward to an ultra productive day. Choose oversized frames to channel your inner brain power and head into Friday feeling accomplished.

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Friday

Two-Tone Cat Eye Readers

TGIF. Put your fancy pants on because tonight’s the night for a nice dinner out. An upswept cat eye says you’re ready for a good time.

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Saturday

Round Tinted Reading Sunglasses

There’s no better feeling than waking up on Saturday morning. Gardening, soaking up the sun, going on a bike ride–Mother Nature is your best friend today. You’ll want a pair of sun readers to tackle the day.

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Sunday

Yellow Lens Computer Readers

Sunday is meant for relaxing. Who says you can’t stay in your PJs all day? Definitely not us. Whether you’re cuddling up in front of the TV or working on your computer, you’ll want a pair of computer readers.

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What If These Presidents Wore Readers.com? //wp.readers.com/blog/presidential-reading-glasses/ //wp.readers.com/blog/presidential-reading-glasses/#respond Thu, 05 Jan 2017 19:21:23 +0000 //www.readers.com/blog/?p=9512 With Presidents’ Day hot on our heels, we took some time to reflect on the most signature styles worn by our most famous forefathers. And while we loved Washington’s hair, Jefferson’s fur-trimmed coat, Roosevelt’s monocle, and Lincoln’s top hat, we couldn’t help but wonder what each would look like decked out in glasses from Readers.com. […]

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With Presidents’ Day hot on our heels, we took some time to reflect on the most signature styles worn by our most famous forefathers. And while we loved Washington’s hair, Jefferson’s fur-trimmed coat, Roosevelt’s monocle, and Lincoln’s top hat, we couldn’t help but wonder what each would look like decked out in glasses from Readers.com. Check out our picks below — and grab a presidential-inspired pair!

Featured from left to right: George Washington in The Red Bluff, Thomas Jefferson in The Lennon, Theodore Roosevelt in The Vancouver,  and Abraham Lincoln in The Studio

Presidents in Reading Glasses!

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Introducing, The Timmy by Readers.com and Timmy Global Health //wp.readers.com/blog/timmy-global-health-partnership/ //wp.readers.com/blog/timmy-global-health-partnership/#respond Tue, 13 Dec 2016 22:27:42 +0000 //wp.readers.com/blog/?p=13988 In 2015, we partnered with Timmy Global Health, a nonprofit organization that provides consistent, quality medical care to communities in Latin America while empowering individuals to solve world health challenges. Together, we’re dedicated to making a global impact and improving lives. Now, you can help, too. We’re excited to announce our newest reader, The Timmy! […]

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In 2015, we partnered with Timmy Global Health, a nonprofit organization that provides consistent, quality medical care to communities in Latin America while empowering individuals to solve world health challenges. Together, we’re dedicated to making a global impact and improving lives. Now, you can help, too. We’re excited to announce our newest reader, The Timmy!

The Timmy Reader

In order to make a larger impact, we decided it was time to create a reader specifically for Timmy Global Health. For every pair of The Timmy we sell, we’ll donate an additional pair to the communities Timmy serves. This plastic pair of reading glasses is available in black or tortoise, a variety of powers, and features comfortable spring hinges. With a classic shape, The Timmy looks great on both men and women! If you’re looking for an easy way to make a difference, consider purchasing a pair of newest readers.

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Why Do We Donate Reading Glasses?

Access to eyewear is often times limited in the communities Timmy serves. While we often think of reading glasses in relationship to reading, there are other ways a pair of readers can help individuals live their lives. For example, if a woman makes her living by weaving, she may struggle to make ends meet when her eyesight begins to deteriorate. A pair of readers allows her to continue her work as a craftsperson and support her family. Donating reading glasses to these communities can make a huge difference in their everyday lives!


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6 Reading Glasses You Didn’t Know Existed //wp.readers.com/blog/6-utility-reading-glasses/ Fri, 14 Oct 2016 20:41:47 +0000 //www.readers.com/blog/?p=13602 Most of us are familiar with reading glasses. We use our readers daily for everything from crossword puzzles to crafting, often keeping multiple pairs scattered throughout the house. What many people don’t know, though, is that there are more options than just bifocals and fully-magnified reading glasses. From computer readers to makeup readers, read on […]

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Most of us are familiar with reading glasses. We use our readers daily for everything from crossword puzzles to crafting, often keeping multiple pairs scattered throughout the house. What many people don’t know, though, is that there are more options than just bifocals and fully-magnified reading glasses. From computer readers to makeup readers, read on to learn more about the different types of reading glasses that you didn’t know existed!

1. Flexible Reading Glasses

Rough on your readers? We suggest trying a pair of flexible reading glasses! This type of frame is made from a strong, thin material that bends and twists without breaking. Flexible readers are also durable and lightweight, which makes them a great option for people those who are constantly on-the-go.

flexible reading glasses2. Reading Sunglasses

Sun readers are just like your regular pair of reading glasses except they have tinted lenses to protect your eyes from harsh UV rays. Like sunglasses, sun readers are available in a wide variety of tints. We even carry polarized options! If you enjoy reading outside or are planning your next tropical vacation, we suggest picking up a pair today.

reading sunglasses3. Computer Reading Glasses

According to an article by CNN, Americans spend over 10 hours a day in front of screens. This massive amount of time staring at your iPhone, tablet, etc., can take a toll on your eyes. Computer readers help relieve eye strain by filtering out harmful blue light that is emitted from electronic screens. You can learn more about the benefits of computer readers here.

computer reading glasses4. Folding Reading Glasses

Hauling around readers with a big, bulky case can be incredibly annoying. If you’re looking for convenience, try a pair of folding readers. These collapsible reading glasses fold perfectly into a small case that won’t clutter your purse when you’re on the move.

folding reading glasses5. High Power Reading Glasses

If your eyes need a little more help than they used to, drugstore readers just won’t cut it. As you age, your eyesight will inevitably get worse. You even might start to realize that your eyesight changes more quickly than it used to. Don’t worry, you just need readers with a stronger power. While high power reading glasses can be difficult to find at the store, there are a ton of options online.

high power reading glasses6. Makeup Reading Glasses

Makeup readers? You better believe it. These nifty readers are specifically designed to help apply makeup. Work on one eye, then simply slide the magnification over to the other eye when you’re ready. For tips on how to wear makeup with glasses, check out our guide here.

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