reading glasses – The Fine Print Blog //wp.readers.com/blog by Readers.com™ Fri, 07 Dec 2018 21:31:03 +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 reading glasses – The Fine Print Blog //wp.readers.com/blog 32 32 Readers.com™ Holiday Recipes Your Family Will Love //wp.readers.com/blog/holiday-recipes-your-family-will-love/ //wp.readers.com/blog/holiday-recipes-your-family-will-love/#respond Fri, 07 Dec 2018 20:55:35 +0000 //wp.readers.com/blog/?p=15779 ‘Tis the season to enjoy all our favorite foods. Because it’s also the season of giving, Readers.com™ wanted to share its favorite family recipes with its readers. Each recipe is a personal submission from a member of the Readers.com™ crew in hopes to help spread joy to the world. Feel free to print the recipes, […]

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‘Tis the season to enjoy all our favorite foods. Because it’s also the season of giving, Readers.com™ wanted to share its favorite family recipes with its readers. Each recipe is a personal submission from a member of the Readers.com™ crew in hopes to help spread joy to the world. Feel free to print the recipes, post them on your fridge, and share with all your loved ones. We hope you enjoy!

Bacon Wrapped Water Chestnuts

This is a wonderful holiday appetizer that everyone goes nuts for! In just a little over an hour, you’ll have a snack that’ll be a house favorite. Be sure to hang onto the recipe too, your family will be requesting it every holiday season to come.

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Mrs. Leona Burnett’s Chip + Cherry Cake

This recipe by Mrs. Leona Burnett was passed onto her family and now to us.  

“Mrs. Burnett was a sweet and gracious woman, and was always very welcoming to all of us (seven kids in my family),” recalls a staff member at Readers.com™.

We’re happily keeping her legacy alive this holiday season. Try this recipe and you’ll discover one of many reasons Mrs. Burnett always had a full house.

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Cherry Cheesecake

One Readers.com™ team member contributed her mom’s recipe that instantly became a family requirement at every holiday gathering. Try this delicious recipe for a new rendition of a holiday dessert classic!

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Sugared Pecans

Our COO contributed this recipe that makes for the perfect quick snack while your family is anxiously anticipating the rest of the holiday feast finishing in the oven.

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Lime Pear Salad

This is a cool and refreshing treat that’ll keep your family cheering for more. We’re not sure how Jell-O became a holiday staple of so many of our favorite dishes, but we’re thrilled it did, and you will be too!

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Spinach Dip

A bread and dip combo in one (with fewer dishes to clean),  this easy recipe is one that is loved year-round!

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As you’re considering what’s on the menu this holiday season, we hope these recipes come in handy for you. If some of the recipes become blurry after a while, consider keeping a pair of reading glasses handy in the kitchen. If you’re in need of new readers, we’ve got you covered with a variety of affordable and stylish pairs.

However you spend your holidays, may your bellies be full and your hearts be light.

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HSA and FSA Accounts: What You Need to Know //wp.readers.com/blog/hsa-and-fsa //wp.readers.com/blog/hsa-and-fsa#respond Fri, 26 Oct 2018 15:33:51 +0000 //wp.readers.com/blog/?p=15693 Medical expenses, both planned and unexpected, can take a toll on a family’s finances. Even with health insurance, the cost of insurance premiums and out-of-pocket expenses can weigh heavily on your pocketbook. One way to prepare for rising medical costs? Open a Health Savings Account or a Flexible Spending Account where a portion of your […]

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Medical expenses, both planned and unexpected, can take a toll on a family’s finances. Even with health insurance, the cost of insurance premiums and out-of-pocket expenses can weigh heavily on your pocketbook. One way to prepare for rising medical costs? Open a Health Savings Account or a Flexible Spending Account where a portion of your paycheck can be automatically deposited into this account. Interested? We’ve broken down the difference between each account type, who is eligible, and what costs are covered by these types of accounts.

Health Savings Account

A Health Savings Account (HSA) is just what it sounds like: a savings account that can be used to pay for eligible medical expenses. If you have a qualified High Deductible Health Plan (HDHP) and meet other qualifications, you can open an HSA. By depositing money into an HSA account, you can save money designated for qualified medical expenses. To make it even easier, you can have money from your paycheck set up for direct deposit.

The purpose of an HSA is to help you plan ahead, budget, and save for any unexpected or planned medical expenses. Although you may be unsure if it is worth it to put money towards your HSA, it’s important to note that HSA funds roll over from year to year and have the potential to be used as a retirement savings tool. Any funds contributed to your HSA account are tax-free, and any eligible withdrawals from the account to pay for approved medical expenses are tax-free, too. If you switch jobs, your HSA account stays with you, so you can continue to use it for as long as you’d like.

You will want to be sure to check with your healthcare provider or plan manager to learn all of the qualifications, terms, and limits for HSA accounts.

Flex Spending Account

A Flexible Spending Account or Flexible Spending Arrangement (FSA) is an option when you do not have HDHP, but you would like to set aside funds into an account for medical-related expenses. Similar to the HSA, you can have money from your paycheck directly deposited into an FSA account. Any money deposited into this type of account is tax-free. While HSAs can be used as a savings account, FSA funds do not roll over, so all funds must be used before the end of the year.

You will want to be sure to check with your healthcare provider or plan manager to learn the qualifications, terms, and limits for FSA accounts.

Eligible Medical Expenses

The following are general categories that are deemed as an eligible medical expense, but we encourage you to check with your specific plan before using your HSA or FSA account funds.

Common medical expenses include:

How do I use my HSA or FSA funds to buy reading glasses?

You should receive checks or a debit card when you set up an HSA or FSA account, allowing you to make withdrawals from your account.  When checking out on Readers.com™, simply enter in the card information just as you would for any other debit or credit card. Be sure to keep your receipt in case you should be audited.

 

Read more about HSA and FSA plans from the IRS here, and check to see if reading glasses are covered by your specific account here.

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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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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 Reading Sunglasses

The newest style in The Jet Setter Collection, The Brayton Folding Reading Sunglasses are 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 pair of reading sunglasses 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. Bifocal readers have unmagnified lenses which also contain inserts with the magnification of your choice in the lower portion of the lenses.

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 larger, fully magnified lenses 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 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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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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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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