Eyewear – 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 Eyewear – 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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The Jet Setter Collection //wp.readers.com/blog/jet-setter-collection/ //wp.readers.com/blog/jet-setter-collection/#respond Wed, 21 Mar 2018 12:50:06 +0000 //wp.readers.com/blog/?p=14703 Whether you’re boarding the flight for work or leisure, it’s important to have all the essentials at-hand. That’s why we’ve compiled a collection of reading glasses and accessories that are perfect for any jet setter or for those of you who are always on the go. Learn more about a few of our favorite styles, […]

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Whether you’re boarding the flight for work or leisure, it’s important to have all the essentials at-hand. That’s why we’ve compiled a collection of reading glasses and accessories that are perfect for any jet setter or for those of you who are always on the go. Learn more about a few of our favorite styles, inspired by frequent travelers like you.
The Brayton Folding Sun Reader

The newest style in The Jet Setter Collection, The Brayton Folding Sun Reader is perfect for vacation or everyday use! Fully magnified tinted lenses will protect your eyes from the sun’s rays. Our favorite part? This trendy round sun reader folds up to fit perfectly in its matching case and is available in bold or traditional colors. 

The Vancouver Bifocal

This bifocal reader is a classic shape with spring hinges for a comfortable fit, which is why it’s one of our most popular styles to date. The upper portion of the The Vancouver Bifocal’s lens is unmagnified, and the bottom bifocal portion is magnified in your choice of reading powers up to +4.00.

The Edinburgh Folding Reader

This non-bifocal reader can fit just about anywhere! With a folding temple and bridge, The Edinburgh Folding Reader fits into a small, zip-around case to be easily transported to your destination.

The Atlas

You’ll never lose your way with The Atlas! This semi-rimless frame allows you to see over the top of the frame without obstruction, and the fully magnified lenses keep your vision sharp.

The Jet Setter

The namesake of our collection, The Jet Setter is a browline frame with a larger, fully magnified lenses that’s available in a wide range of powers!

 

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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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Readers.com Introduces The Hobbyist Collection //wp.readers.com/blog/readers-com-introduces-the-hobbyist-collection/ //wp.readers.com/blog/readers-com-introduces-the-hobbyist-collection/#respond Mon, 08 Jan 2018 15:33:06 +0000 //wp.readers.com/blog/?p=14576 A great practice to ensure continued personal growth is to learn a new hobby, or rekindle a hobby that you have enjoyed in the past but haven’t made time for in awhile. Having a hobby is a great outlet for creativity and fulfillment. At Readers.com, we understand that when it comes to your favorite hobby […]

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A great practice to ensure continued personal growth is to learn a new hobby, or rekindle a hobby that you have enjoyed in the past but haven’t made time for in awhile. Having a hobby is a great outlet for creativity and fulfillment. At Readers.com, we understand that when it comes to your favorite hobby the right pair of readers is critical for those finite details. This is the motivation behind our new Hobbyist Collection. We are bringing you some of our favorite styles from the collection and are excited to see how they accompany you with your hobbies this year.

The Cooper Safety Reader  and The Clove Safety Reader

For the tool-wielding craftsman, we know how important the right pair of safety glasses is to completing your project. The Cooper Bifocal Safety Reader includes clear, OSHA approved ANSI Z87.1 polycarbonate safety lenses with a small section of magnification at the bottom of each lens. These readers will not only protect your eyes, but because they are bifocal readers, you don’t have to keep taking your safety glasses or reading glasses on and off!

The Petty

If this is the year that you decide to dust off your old piano and begin to play again, The Petty is the perfect pair of readers for deciphering those small little music notes. These fully magnified round readers feature a sleek plastic and metal combination frame.

The Lorelai Bifocal

If sewing is your hobby of choice, The Lorelai Bifocal will be the perfect accessory to help you focus on those details that really make your work standout. These retro square readers have a colorful floral printed frame and bifocal lenses that will help your creativity blossom.

The Melody

If you enjoy journaling and seek to take your writing style up a notch, consider a pair of The Melody. This reader’s bold two-toned pattern and fun cat eye shape are sure to have you in an innovative state of mind.

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Introducing Our Readers.com Signature Collection //wp.readers.com/blog/introducing-our-readers-com-signature-collection/ //wp.readers.com/blog/introducing-our-readers-com-signature-collection/#respond Thu, 16 Nov 2017 14:47:04 +0000 //wp.readers.com/blog/?p=14484   At Readers.com we strive to bring you high-quality readers that not only keep your eyes and wallet happy, but also bring you the most popular styles. This season we are bringing you the best in optical quality with our new Readers.com Signature Collection. In this collection you will find an assortment of handmade reading […]

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At Readers.com we strive to bring you high-quality readers that not only keep your eyes and wallet happy, but also bring you the most popular styles. This season we are bringing you the best in optical quality with our new Readers.com Signature Collection. In this collection you will find an assortment of handmade reading glasses in high-quality acetate, polished to a perfect shine. Not only do our reading glasses come with anti-scratch frames, making them durable for everyday use, but they also are in a wide range of rich tortoise and solid colors for when you need to accessorize without sacrificing functionality. All signature readers come with a protective case and cleaning cloth and are available in powers +1.25 to +3.00.

All of our signature readers come at a $59.95 price point, allowing you to treat your eyes without making a major investment. We have a feeling you’re going to love our Readers.com Signature Collection as much as we do, but we’ll let you be the judge of that.

 

Signature Round Frames

The Getty – The Getty is a narrow round acetate frame that comes in brown tortoise, blue tortoise, and violet tortoise. You will likely want all three of these punchy colors. This pair of round readers has an acetate frame, spring hinges, and aspheric lenses that keep you comfortable and looking sharp all day long.

 

The Chateau – This round acetate reader has wire temples and a metal bridge, and comes in tortoise/gold and olive tortoise/silver. You really can’t go wrong in this classic lightweight pair of readers.

 

The Carlisle – These narrow round readers have an acetate frame and come with metal temples in black/gold and clear/silver. The Carlisle boasts an element of grooviness that can’t be touched.

 

The Pontiac – Inspired by the nostalgia of Route 66, The Pontiac features a retro round shape, keyhole bridge, and metal accents. Made from polished acetate, this full frame, optical quality reader comes complete with spring hinges.

 

Signature Cat Eye Frames

The Astor – Embrace the always trendy cat eye look you love with this medium cat eye frame, with premium acetate material in brown tortoise, black, and wine. These readers feature spring hinges and thin, aspheric lenses for an exceptional look and feel.

The Eden – Keep your eyewear stylish and sleek with the ever so smooth Eden. These premium acetate, cat eye readers from the Signature Collection feature bright tortoise hues and spring hinges for added comfort. The thin, aspheric lenses will keep your look on point and your eyes happy.

 

The Rothschild – If you describe your style as a little bit edgy, we think you should take the Rothschild for a spin. With its bamboo like temples and medium cat eye frames, these readers are an accessory that can’t be ignored. This fashionable cat eye reader is made of premium acetate and has both spring hinges and aspheric lenses to give you a comfortable fit no matter what.

The Versailles – Adorn your eyes with the lovely Versailles. Our signature Versailles are an  oversized women’s acetate browline style with cat eye frames, and come in black/tortoise as well as blush/tortoise.

 

The Galena – If you like to add a touch of flare to your wardrobe, look no further than The Galena. This trendy cat eye has a unique, color layered frame in polished acetate. Metal diamond detail and spring hinges create premium style and comfort.

 

Signature Rectangle/Retro Square Frames

The Vanderbilt – Bring a retro meets bold element to your look with these retro frames. Made from premium acetate with thin aspheric lenses, these readers will keep your look sharp and your vision sharper. Spring hinges help to make these a great fit.

The Ludlow – Snag a pair of readers that are always in style. Our signature Ludlow have retro square frames with polished acetate material and come in brown tortoise and navy blue stripe.

 

The Nottingham – Sleek and cool, our signature Nottingham are sure to draw “oohs and ahs” wherever you go. The Nottingham have retro square acetate frames with metal temples and bridge, and come in grey tortoise with gunmetal as well as brown tortoise with gold.

The Warwick – Being square has never been so cool with our signature Warwick. These readers have retro square metal frames with acetate temples, and you can choose from matte dark blue metal with brown tortoise temples as well as matte gunmetal with red tortoise temples. Prepare to be mesmerized.

The Baxter – The Baxter is the perfect combination of premium style and design. This style has a polished acetate frame complete with spring hinges and fully magnified lenses.

 

The Chandler – The Chandler’s bold, retro shape and metal rivet detailing make this style a staple in your reading glasses collection. This fully magnified reader uses premium polished acetate in colorful combinations so you are always satisfied with your look.

 

The Claremore – The Claremore is here to serve your reading needs with premium quality. This polished acetate plastic frame comes in a retro shape, while extra long temples help with the fit (they can be adjusted, too)!

 

The Rialto – The Rialto provides the retro look you love, but with a significant upgrade. As a part of our signature collection, this style features a polished, premium acetate frame that is heat adjustable and has fully magnified reading lenses.

 

 

Now that you have the inside scoop on our signature readers, you are ready to shop the collection.

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Achieve Scholarly Status With Our Scholar Collection //wp.readers.com/blog/achieve-scholarly-status-with-our-scholar-collection-giveaway/ //wp.readers.com/blog/achieve-scholarly-status-with-our-scholar-collection-giveaway/#respond Mon, 11 Sep 2017 15:46:28 +0000 //wp.readers.com/blog/?p=14403 Fall is typically associated with students heading back to school. However, this fall the kids aren’t the only ones achieving scholarly status. Readers.com knows that learning never truly stops, so we’ve launched our new Scholar Collection to provide you with eyewear that will have you wanting to research new topics just because, and reaching for […]

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Fall is typically associated with students heading back to school. However, this fall the kids aren’t the only ones achieving scholarly status. Readers.com knows that learning never truly stops, so we’ve launched our new Scholar Collection to provide you with eyewear that will have you wanting to research new topics just because, and reaching for new reading material.

To celebrate our new Scholar Collection, we’re giving away a Scholar Prize Pack! You can enter the giveaway each day now through September 20th at noon ET.

The Scholar prize pack is valued at $257 and includes:

– Poppin desk supplies (pen cup, large and medium accessory tray, stapler, tape dispenser, ballpoint pens, notebook, and folio)

– Kindle Fire HD

– Custom Readers.com Kindle case

– A pair of each The Scholar and The Finnegan in the power of your choice

– Readers.com reading glasses accessories (cleaning cloth, case, and lens cleaner)

You can enter the giveaway now, here,  and be sure to keep up with us on Facebook for bonus entry methods.

Do you want to ensure that you score your own pair of glasses from our Scholar Collection? Whether you picture yourself in The Ivy League or The Politician, you can shop for your favorite scholarly style here.

 

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Everything You Need To Know About Computer Glasses //wp.readers.com/blog/everything-you-need-to-know-about-computer-glasses/ //wp.readers.com/blog/everything-you-need-to-know-about-computer-glasses/#respond Wed, 12 Jul 2017 15:30:03 +0000 //wp.readers.com/blog/?p=14362 Computer, phone, and television screens have become an integral part of everyday living. We look to screens to tell us the weather, update us on the lives of our loved ones, read books and newspapers, and to look up a new recipe for dinner. It’s safe to say that turning to our screens has become […]

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Computer, phone, and television screens have become an integral part of everyday living. We look to screens to tell us the weather, update us on the lives of our loved ones, read books and newspapers, and to look up a new recipe for dinner. It’s safe to say that turning to our screens has become second nature. With all of this screen time, it is only natural that our eyes are bound to suffer. Digital Eye Strain appears in the form of eye fatigue, headaches, dry eyes, and difficulty sleeping, but it can be prevented with the use of computer glasses.

Here is everything you need to know about what computer glasses are, the impact of blue light, how to choose the right computer reader power, and much more:

Now that you know you should be using computer glasses, it’s time to start shopping for the perfect pair for your vision needs. If you still have questions about computer glasses, we encourage you to comment below.

 


 

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