readers – The Fine Print Blog //wp.readers.com/blog by Readers.com Mon, 15 Oct 2018 17:55:19 +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 readers – The Fine Print Blog //wp.readers.com/blog 32 32 Reading Glasses Perfect for the Entertainer //wp.readers.com/blog/the-entertainer/ //wp.readers.com/blog/the-entertainer/#respond Mon, 20 Aug 2018 14:50:44 +0000 //wp.readers.com/blog/?p=15320 Is your house the meeting spot for friends and family to watch the latest hit series? Do you host annual award show parties? Or do you just love to entertain? If this sounds remotely like you, we think you’ll love this!  We’ve created a collection of reading glasses perfect for The Entertainer. Here you’ll find […]

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Is your house the meeting spot for friends and family to watch the latest hit series? Do you host annual award show parties? Or do you just love to entertain? If this sounds remotely like you, we think you’ll love this! 

We’ve created a collection of reading glasses perfect for The Entertainer. Here you’ll find styles inspired in shape and name by some of our favorite actors, musicians, movies, and shows.

How charming! A half frame reader like The Charm has a high bridge and is commonly worn further down your nose to keep your distance vision unobstructed while providing you with the magnification you need for reading. 

Don’t miss the action!  Looking for a pair of readers that you can keep on while reading and watching a show? We recommend a pair of bifocal readers like The Actor Bifocal. Not to mention — a classic round frame never goes out of style! 

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

If retro is your style, we recommend a style like The Draper with fully magnified lenses and a retro square frame.

Heading to the drive-in or projecting a movie outside? Choose a pair of reading sunglasses like The Geller Reading Sunglasses with the magnification of your choice throughout the lens.

Shop the entire Entertainer Collection to find the perfect pair for your entertaining 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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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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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 Reading Glasses

These styles are just like a regular pair of readers, but with a twist! In a snap, you can go from regular reader to reading sunglasses 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 reading sunglasses 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 → Reading Sunglasses, it’s just that easy!

 

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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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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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Why We Love Working at Readers.com //wp.readers.com/blog/why-we-love-working-at-readers-com/ //wp.readers.com/blog/why-we-love-working-at-readers-com/#respond Wed, 07 Feb 2018 15:30:59 +0000 //wp.readers.com/blog/?p=14605 To us, working at Readers.com is more than just selling reading glasses. Our mission is to help people see more clearly so they can live a happier life, and as a company, we work towards that goal every single day. But what you may not know is that our Indiana-based team truly loves working at […]

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To us, working at Readers.com is more than just selling reading glasses. Our mission is to help people see more clearly so they can live a happier life, and as a company, we work towards that goal every single day. But what you may not know is that our Indiana-based team truly loves working at Readers.com. You’ll see that no matter which department we call home, each team member has found they can truly make a difference.

We asked some of our team members why they love working at Readers.com – this is what they had to say:

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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 a while. Having a hobby is a great outlet for creativity and fulfillment. At Readers.com, we understand that when it comes to your favorite […]

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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 a while. 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 complete 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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World Sight Day: There’s More Than Meets The Eye //wp.readers.com/blog/world-sight-day-theres-more-than-meets-the-eye/ //wp.readers.com/blog/world-sight-day-theres-more-than-meets-the-eye/#respond Mon, 09 Oct 2017 18:55:30 +0000 //wp.readers.com/blog/?p=14413 Imagine being severely visually impaired by the time you turn 50 years old. Unfortunately, this is a harsh reality for people who live in developing countries. This week we will recognize World Sight Day, an annual day of bringing awareness to blindness and vision impairment. As American citizens, we are often unaware of just how […]

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Imagine being severely visually impaired by the time you turn 50 years old. Unfortunately, this is a harsh reality for people who live in developing countries. This week we will recognize World Sight Day, an annual day of bringing awareness to blindness and vision impairment.

As American citizens, we are often unaware of just how much of a luxury accessible vision care is. The truth is, although visual impairment is common in developing countries, 80 percent of vision problems are avoidable, meaning readily treatable and/or preventable. At Readers.com, healthy eyesight is something we are passionate about, and we want to make you as informed as possible when making decisions related to your vision, as well as knowing the concerns facing those in developing countries.

The International Association for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) brings us the following stats:

– 9 out of 10 people who are blind live in a developing country
– An estimated 19 million children around the world are visually impaired
– Approximately 285 million people worldwide live with low vision and blindness
– Of these, 39 million people are blind and 246 million have moderate or severe visual impairment
– 90% of blind people live in low-income countries
– Restorations of sight, and blindness prevention strategies are among the most cost-effective interventions in health care
– The number of people blind from infectious causes has majorly reduced in the past 20 years
– About 65% of all people who are visually impaired are aged 50 and older
– Increasing elderly populations in many countries mean that more people will be at risk of age-related visual impairment

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We of course know the inconvenience of blurry eyesight, and recognize the difference a good pair of readers can make when it comes to proper vision. However, for many in developing countries, blurry eyesight is not merely an inconvenience, but it can get in the way of their livelihood as craftspeople. It is no question that a good pair of readers can make a difference, helping these people to sustain their income and support their families. For this reason, Readers.com has partnered with the charitable non-profit, Timmy Global Health. For every pair of The Timmy that we sell, we vow to donate an additional pair of reading glasses to one of the many communities Timmy Global Health serves in Latin America.

You can help us make a global impact with The Timmy, and learn more about our partnership here.

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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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