Bifocals – The Fine Print Blog //wp.readers.com/blog by Readers.com™ Thu, 15 Nov 2018 22:08:53 +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 Bifocals – 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!   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. […]

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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!

 

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.


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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 bifocal readers have unmagnified lenses which also contain inserts with the magnification of your choice in the lower portion of the lenses.

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 focal points in it?

It does! Although the top of the bifocal lens is clear (also known as “plano”), it allows you to see at a distance without correction, giving the lens two focal points: the unmagnified upper lens and the lower bifocal insert 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 reading 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 cannot 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 cannot 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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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.

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10 Essentials for DIY Projects //wp.readers.com/blog/10-essentials-for-diy-projects/ //wp.readers.com/blog/10-essentials-for-diy-projects/#respond Wed, 02 Aug 2017 19:38:02 +0000 //wp.readers.com/blog/?p=14371 Home DIY projects make for great weekend activities. While weekends tend to fill up with plans, it’s a great feeling when you find yourself with an open Saturday and time to craft. Once you finally find yourself with extra time on your hands, nothing kills the crafting buzz faster than needing to go out and […]

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Home DIY projects make for great weekend activities. While weekends tend to fill up with plans, it’s a great feeling when you find yourself with an open Saturday and time to craft. Once you finally find yourself with extra time on your hands, nothing kills the crafting buzz faster than needing to go out and buy all of your materials. To make sure you have a well-rounded supply kit, we’ve put together a list of craft staples you’ll most likely need to begin your DIY project.

 

1. Claw Hammer

It is good to have a hammer for those projects that require a little extra handiness.

 

2. Mason Jars

Mason Jars provide endless options for DIY projects. You can paint them, hang them, or use them as decor in their original form. Having Mason Jars on hand is an easy way to get your crafting fix.

 

3. Stencils

Stencils allow you to create without dragging out all of your DIY supplies, and are an easy way to learn calligraphy or create beautiful cards.

 

4. Twine

Twine is a crafting essential that works for a variety of DIY projects.

 

5. Variety of Paint

Many DIY projects include paint. Having a variety of paints (paint pens, chalkboard paint, outdoor paint, watercolor, spray paint) will equip you for making colorful creations that you’re proud of.

 

6. Faux Flowers

Faux flowers make great accessories for pieces of decor. Whether you’re creating a vase or homemade garland, having faux flowers on hand will add the perfect finishing touch.

 

7. Scissors

If you are setting out to do a DIY project it is inevitable that you will be needing a pair of trusty scissors.

 

8. Bifocals

Nothing ruins an afternoon of crafting quicker than needing to constantly squint in order to see the project details. A pair of bifocals will help you see those finite details with ease. Luckily, we know where you can get your very own pair. 

Bifocal readers have unmagnified lenses which also contain inserts with the magnification of your choice in the lower portion of the lenses.

 

9. Cardstock

Cardstock paper is perfect for any DIY paper project you have in mind. It is also good for making unique and personalized cards.

 

10. Hot glue gun

No craft supply kit is complete without a hot glue gun. You may not need your hot glue gun for every project, but you will be happy to have it on hand when you dive into those more complex projects.

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A Beginner’s Guide To Readers //wp.readers.com/blog/beginners-guide-to-readers Tue, 19 Jul 2016 20:13:26 +0000 //www.readers.com/blog/?p=13478 So it’s time; you begin to have trouble reading the fine print in front of you. We’ve been there; coming to the realization that it’s time to wear reading glasses can be a troubling feeling at first. Don’t worry; we are here to help you see how easy it can be. Our team’s goal is […]

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So it’s time; you begin to have trouble reading the fine print in front of you. We’ve been there; coming to the realization that it’s time to wear reading glasses can be a troubling feeling at first. Don’t worry; we are here to help you see how easy it can be.

Our team’s goal is to provide you with the roadmap to your new path, to prevent you from making any wrong turns along the way. We hope to offer information about reading glasses in general, with some small pieces of advice that we found helpful. We also understand that everyone is different. Therefore we offer different tips tailored to match different lifestyles. Please, allow us to help you bring your life into focus.

Each section provides an assortment of advice that helps you incorporate readers into your life:

-What Is My Reading Power

-Which Frame Works Best For Me

-Making My Readers Last

What Is My Reading Power:

The first step we recommend taking when you begin to notice a cloud of fog is obscuring the text in front of you is to see an eye doctor. While online tests and other methods can be helpful in determining what power you need, they will be even more accurate if you have some basis of what your true eye prescription is. An eye doctor will provide you with the precise information you need so you can make the best judgment on where to start. Be aware that the glasses sold at the doctors can be pricier than other options. You can find specialized readers online for the same quality, but lower price.

As you age, your eyes age with you. We recommend using our Power Finder Guide to determine if you need to move up or change powers. Remember, if you decide to take the test – always refer to the lower power, meaning if you can see +2.5 and +2.25 clearly, use the +2.25 power.

Be aware that wearing readers does not weaken or strengthen your eyes in the long run. Choosing to not wear readers can only cause temporary headaches or eyestrain. If you are experiencing these symptoms while wearing readers, it might be due to an incorrect power or fit, be sure to consult your doctor and the company you bought from to ensure you have the right fit for your eyes.

Lastly, if you are in need of a powerful strength and are worried that your eyes will be blown up through the lens magnification, consider wearing aspheric lenses. Using the same technology as cameras, aspheric lenses weigh less and reduce distortion without compromising optical quality.

Which Lens Type Works Best For Me:

While there are numerous decisions to make with frames and styles, we recommend starting off with something simple: decide if you need fully magnified or bifocal lenses.

Fully Magnified

  • Entire lens is magnified.
  • Typically worn only for a short period.
  • Most common pair with the widest variety of colors, designs, and shapes.

Pro: Provide a full clear vision when working on detailed tasks or single-focused projects. 

Con: Frequently having to take glasses on and off when switching between near and far-sighted views.

Bifocals

  • Bifocal readers have unmagnified lenses which also contain inserts with the magnification of your choice in the lower portion of the lenses.

  • Common to wear for long periods throughout the day.

  • Popular styles include reading sunglasses which allow you to use your readers outdoors and still have protection from the sun.

Pro: A solution for those who find it tiresome having to take their glasses on and off throughout the day.

Con: Can be difficult adjusting to the different magnifications for those wearing readers for the first time.

Something you may learn in the coming months is the frustration of misplacing your readers. As you settle into bed, turn your lamp on, and open up your book, you realize you cannot remember where you last placed your readers (unfortunately, our eyesight isn’t the only thing that fades as we grow older). If you are not prepared this will happen to you and trust me, no one wants to get out of bed to search for a pair of glasses. When you purchase your first pair of readers, be sure to buy more than one pair. You’ll thank us later.

Computer Readers

If your job entails looking at a computer screen for a multitude of hours, then be sure to check out computer readers. These glasses are designed to protect your eyes from the glare of the screen to prevent eye strain. The lens also has a modified magnification to adjust for the typical distance between your eyes and the computer. Check out this post to learn more about the benefits of computer readers.

Take a second and go over your daily routine. Think about when and where you’d need readers throughout the day and prepare ahead. For those of you who like to read the morning paper, keep a pair of half frames in a kitchen drawer, while having another pair at work or in your room. Blue Readers Case Check out all the different cases and accessories that you can store your readers in so you don’t have to search around each time you need to read.

Finding the Right Frames for My Face

If you need help finding a pair that matches your face, check out our face shape guide. Once you know what power and frame you want, go to Readers.com where you can find a wide selection of options and styles.

To find the best fit, make sure that you choose the correct size for your face. No matter how much you like a certain style, if the frame is too narrow you will be disappointed with how they look and feel on your face! Use our printable ruler to learn more about which readers will fit you best.

If you are still stumped, call our customer happiness team, and they will help you find the perfect pair that matches not only your facial texture but your lifestyle in general.

Making My Readers Last

The goal in this section is not to repeat common rules, but to provide you with handy tips to ensure that the quality glasses remains the same as the day you bought them.

  • Blue Microfiber ClothMicrofiber cloths are your new best friend. We strongly suggest having a couple of different ones placed in your car, workspace, kitchen, and bedroom.
  • When dirt, sand, or dust get on your readers, run the lenses under water, add a touch of dish soap and then use your fingers to wipe away any remnants.
  • Do not use paper towels, tissues, or other household rags to clean or dry your glasses. The texture can cause scratches on the lenses. Use the microfiber cloths that you now have handy all over the house!
  • To avoid your glasses from stretching, be sure to use both hands when putting your glasses. Never put your glasses on top of your head for that same reason.
  • Taking your glasses on and off is even more frustrating when you have to search for a safe place to set them down. One way to get around this is to wear a cord or chain attached to the frames. With a wide selection, find one that matches your style and taste.

For more detailed specific information, learn more on our maintenance and cleaning page.

If you have any personal stories, advice, or tips you would like to share, please feel free add comments or suggestions so we can continue to update our information so that no runs into trouble as they bring their life back into focus.


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.

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