Warm weather is finally here, and if you’re like us, you’re probably dreaming about a sun-drenched week at the beach, putting in this year’s vegetable garden, or maybe just setting up the hammock for a lazy Saturday with a cold drink and a good book. If you plan on spending some time outside this season, it’s a good idea to pick up a pair or two of reading sunglasses — sunglasses with your power built in. Here’s why:


Since reading sunglasses are two pairs of glasses in one, that’s one less pair you’ll have to carry and keep track of. It’s one less pair for your spouse to step on, and you don’t have to constantly swap back and forth as you switch from reading your book to viewing the scenery.


Sunglasses are a must for spring driving, but you also want to be able to read the speedometer and other gauges. Consider a pair of bifocal reading sunglasses for the car. It’s a simple matter to switch your focus between the bottom magnifying lens and the top lens for far-away vision. Bifocal readers have unmagnified lenses which also contain inserts with the magnification of your choice in the lower portion of the lenses.

Please note: Do not use full frame readers while driving.


Planning an afternoon lounging beside the pool, enjoying one of our beach bag reads? The glare off the page of your book can give you a headache-inducing case of sunlight squints. Sunglasses can help, but if you use readers, your best choice is a pair of polarized full frame readers. The polarized lenses will help reduce the glare caused by the sun bouncing off the page or ebook reader. With fully magnified readers, the entire lens is magnified. This creates a wider line of vision, so you don’t have to move your head up and down as you read.


Do you really want to wear those dull gray-framed winter readers with your Hawaiian shirt or that new swimsuit it took you a month to find? You’ve assembled quite a warm-weather wardrobe, so why not complete your look with a pair or two of these bold and beautiful reading sunglasses?

For more information on buying the right reading sunglasses for you, click here.

Disclaimer: All references to “bifocals” herein refer to readers having unmagnified lenses containing a “bifocal style” single powered reading glass insert located in the lower portion of the lenses.