reading glasses – The Fine Print Blog //wp.readers.com/blog by Readers.com Wed, 13 Jun 2018 20:01:29 +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 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!

 

The Jet Setter Prize Package Giveaway

 

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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!

Shop Women’s Bifocal Reading Sunglasses   Shop Men’s Bifocal Reading Sunglasses ›

 

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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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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9 Must-Have Sun Reader Styles For Summer //wp.readers.com/blog/reading-sunglasses-by-style/+ Mon, 26 Jun 2017 16:52:47 +0000 //www.readers.com/blog/?p=13432 It’s a Sunday afternoon — you have all the time in the world to relax. The sun is shining, with few clouds in the sky. It’s a little warm, but that’s okay because the wind is blowing just enough to keep you cool. Voila, it’s picturesque reading weather! You decide to sit by the pool […]

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It’s a Sunday afternoon — you have all the time in the world to relax. The sun is shining, with few clouds in the sky. It’s a little warm, but that’s okay because the wind is blowing just enough to keep you cool. Voila, it’s picturesque reading weather! You decide to sit by the pool and read your new book while splashing your feet in the water. Once you sit down, you realize there’s a slight problem. You can’t see the pages of your book because the glare of the sun is just too bright!

Many of us book lovers have been in similar situations. Luckily, Readers.com offers sun readers! Sun readers are sunglasses with reading glasses powers all in one. If you already have a favorite frame style of glasses, the same style can be found in sun readers. If not, check out our Face Shape Guide to figure out which frame looks best with your face shape.

Here are some of our best selling sun readers by style:

1. Aviators

The Hendrix Bifocal Sun Reader, $18.95

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Aviators are very popular this season. They’re stylish yet practical and are worn by actors like Tom Cruise and Harrison Ford.

2. Browline

The Cayman Sun Reader, $19.95

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Browline readers are trending this summer, which means a pair of these will keep you in-style.

3. Cat Eye

The Pearl Bifocal Sun Reader, $19.95

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Cat eye frames are a perfect mixture of fun and practicality. They can spice up an outfit while allowing you to feel comfortable as you read a book.

4. Oval

The Agent Bifocal Sun Reader, $18.95

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Oval frames are known for their functionality and style, plus they’re worn by influential actors like Johnny Depp.

5. Rectangle

The Shandy Sun Reader, $18.95

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Rectangle frames are great for people that want something simple and easy for everyday wear.

6. Retro Square

The Declan Flexible Sun Reader, $18.95

The Declan - Square

 

Retro square readers are great for everyday reading. They’re simple and perfect for either gender, no matter your age.

7. Round

The Drama Bifocal Sun Reader, $19.95

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Achieve Ivy League status with our classy round reading glasses!

8. Square

The Randy Sun Reader, $17.95

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Square shaped frames are great for everyday wear. They especially look good on people with rounder face shapes.

9. Oversized

The Vale Bifocal Sun Reader, $18.95

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Oversized frames are always a glamorous look that have been donned by countless celebrities. Make a chic statement with this perfect summer accessory.

This summer, don’t let the sunlight keep you from reading a great book outside. Pick out your favorite style of sun readers to make your reading experience more comfortable and stylish. Happy reading!

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Do I Really Need Reading Glasses? //wp.readers.com/blog/do-i-need-reading-glasses/ //wp.readers.com/blog/do-i-need-reading-glasses/#respond Wed, 18 Jan 2017 15:13:19 +0000 //wp.readers.com/blog/?p=14077 Have you found yourself questioning if you may need reading glasses? If so, we hope this post will clarify and provide the answers you are looking for. You’re Getting Headaches Rubbing your eyes a lot or getting frequent headaches? You actually may be ready for your first pair of reading glasses. With eye strain, you […]

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Have you found yourself questioning if you may need reading glasses? If so, we hope this post will clarify and provide the answers you are looking for.

You’re Getting Headaches

Rubbing your eyes a lot or getting frequent headaches? You actually may be ready for your first pair of reading glasses. With eye strain, you must make sure that you are properly taking care of your eyes and taking some breaks by looking away from your book or screen. The universal rule given by doctors is the 20-20-20 rule. Every 20 minutes, take a 20-second break and focus your eyes on something at least 20 feet away.

You’re Aging

Aging happens to the best of us. Around the age of 40, many individuals will begin to form presbyopia. Presbyopia is the fancy word for blurred vision when doing minor activities. This is a natural progression that will come with each birthday closer or after 40. The natural and simplest solution for presbyopia is reading glasses. Just because you’re getting older doesn’t mean you can’t age with style. There are hundreds of reading glasses that can match all outfits for you.

Your Texts and Handwriting are Enlarged

Have you adjusted your font size on your phone to something larger recently? Maybe you’re looking at your grocery list and noticing how big your handwriting has become. If so – it’s time you think about readers. Enlarged fonts or handwriting is an indication that you aren’t seeing things like you use to.

Do any of these sound familiar? If you’ve related to some of these points then we suggest you get a pair of readers pronto! Everyone deserves to see clearly, so let us help out! Check out hundreds of our readers and pick something that fancies your style. If you don’t necessarily know what your exact power is, we suggest printing off our Diopter Chart. From there you’ll be able to find which readers are best for you in seconds.

Comment below with your recent purchase and let us know what you think.

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