The top places to buy readers online:
- Our favorite online source for fun and funky reading glasses is www.ReadinStyle.com. You will find they have a great selection of unique readers you will be hard pressed to find anywhere else. Their customer service is exceptional and the store is very easy to navigate. You will easily be able to find just about any style of reader from the ever functional clics to the fancier stylings of Scojo.
Click Here To Visit www.ReadinStyle.com
- Next on our list is Zappos.com. I don’t think we have to go into too much detail here as Zappos is very well known for their great service. But did you know they have an entire eyewer section? It is definitely worth checking out.
- And finally, if the above sources don’t work for you you can find just about anything you like at amazon. Many smaller retailers sell their products through amazon, so you are getting a huge selection at your fingertips. reading glasses at Amazon.com
Below are some of our favorite styles.
Reading Glasses +1.00 to +3.00
Reading Glasses and Sunglasses By Maui Jim
Maui Jim delivers their patented polarized lens system that is second to none and brings an invisible reading segment for the ultimate pair of reading sunglasses. Click on the image for more details.
Maui Jim – Ho’okipa Readers (Tortoise/HCL Bronze Lens/2.0 Lens) – Eyewear
Color and Power options available!
Betsy Johnson Readers
Classically decorated with subtle crystal embellishments and currently available in 3 colors, this pair of reading glasses By Betsy Johnson is a great find. Click on the image for more information and how to buy.
Thank you for visiting Easy Reading Glasses – your ultimate shopping review destination for designer reading glasses, unique eyewear frames, reading sunglasses, and many many more styles for just about everyone.
We take special pride in scouring the market and offering you access to the finest and most fashion-forward reading glasses available. Browse our complete selection of categories and articles to point you to some of the finest reader deals the internet has to offer. Styles are easily categorized for you such as men’s reading glasses and women’s eyeglass frames. Perhaps you prefer a pair of glasses you can share with your partner or friends, we have that category for you too.
If you prefer, browse by color for that perfect pair of red reading glasses, or a tortoise frame to match and accentuate your features and outfit. You just may be surprised at the variety of styles offered.
Check out our wide selection of fun and fashionable readers all from merchants eager to assist you.
The EasyReadingGlasses.com team
Selecting The Correct Power Of Reading Glasses
Did you know it is a myth that wearing the wrong power pair of readers can hurt your eyes? Many will try to tell you that wearing glasses will actually weaken your eyes. The good news is that nothing can be further from the truth. Glasses simply bend light so a viewed object will come in to focus properly on the back of your eye.
When we need a pair of readers, it generally means that Presbyopia has set in. Presbyopia is believed to stem from a gradual thickening as well as loss of flexibility of the crystalline lens which resides on the inside your eye.
These changes that occur are very gradual and absolutely age related. In fact, the changes start to happen when we are very young, it just seems to catch up with our ability to focus at near around the young age of 40. The accumulation of mass and proteins in the lens end up making the lens harder and less elastic. Age-related changes also take place in the muscle fibers surrounding the lens. It is the combination of these two effects that cause the symptoms of presbyopia.
Because the crystalline lens is like our own personal auto-focuser, as it gets a little less elastic we lose range of focus.
When it comes to readers, they are all plus (+) power, usually between +1.00 and +3.00 and available in quarter diopter (0.25) steps. Plus power lenses simply magnify an object to make it appear larger. The effect for those of us who are presbyopic (over 40 years young) this helps us to focus on the small print.
Putting on a pair of readers simply changes your range of focus from distance vision to near vision. If your eye is still able to auto adjust, there is no need for readers. As you slightly lose the ability to change focus, welcome to the world of +1.00 to +1.50 readers. As the years go on, the higher powers will be needed because the range of focus has decreased more.
So, what if you wear a pair of readers that is too weak? Nothing bad will happen, but probably nothing that great either. The lower powers will only bring in a small range of focus. You will find that lower power readers work great for objects that are a little further away or larger. A lower power works great for computer work, as an example.
So, what if you wear a pair of reading glasses that are too strong? Again, nothing bad will happen. Higher powers will magnify more and leave you with a smaller range of focus. So, if you only need a +1.50 and you put on a pair of +3.00′s, the font you are looking at will look nice and big as long as you hold it closer to your eyes. It may look great at first but will not be very comfortable. And if you wear a pair that is too strong and try to do computer work you will probably have a hard time seeing the monitor clearly. The range of focus is too short.
General rule of thumb: Go with the lowest power that you can still see comfortably. This will allow you to read and still work on the computer. If you want a pair that is strictly for reading (no computer work) you may want them +.25 to +.50 stronger than your general work pair. The same goes true for a pair you travel to dinner with. The dim lights bring your range of focus down a notch.
Overall, go with what you are comfortable with. Here a couple suggestions:
New styles are introduced every season so be sure to check back often. The biggest show where eyeglass designers show off their new styles and designs occurs twice a year at Vision Expo and you can be sure we are there finding the latest trends, designs, and even gadgets in the eyewear industry and reporting them to you! We hope you enjoy and find your next style frames right here!