One year older, one year wiser, one year closer to needing reading glasses? As you age, it’s common to find your eyesight getting worse. That’s because the lenses in your eyes tend to lose flexibility making it harder to focus on objects close by. And while squinting or holding things at arm’s length might just help a little, your arm can only really stretch that far. Well, say hello to reading glasses.
Reading glasses or readers offer pre-fitted magnification lenses ranging from +1 to +3 making them the best solution to your vision problems or presbyopia which generally sets in after 40 but can also occur in much younger people. While you should always remember to get your annual eye check up done, readers don’t often need an optometrist’s prescription. You can simply try on a few different lens powers and pick one that works best for you. However, if you do suffer from a more complicated condition like astigmatism or require multi-focals, prescription glasses are your best bet.
Ten years ago, wearing a pair of reading glasses may have had you looking like a geriatric or a super-nerd, but not any more. Readers today are designed keeping both function and fashion in mind and with the explosion of fashion-forward options out there, you’re sure to find a pair that suits both your needs and your personality. We’ve listed out our favorite reading glasses that are guaranteed to catch your eye.
These are hands down the slenderest, lightest and most comfortable reading glasses you will ever lay eyes on. The frame is as light as two sheets of paper and no, we’re not kidding. They’re so light, it almost feels like you’re not wearing any glasses at all. What’s more, they fit into this really slim, very cool case that you can carry around in your pocket. So, if going lightweight is your thing, these are definitely the readers for you.
Looking for a pair of reading glasses that are functional but still scream timeless style? Your search ends here with these John Lennon-esque frames. They’re light, they’re durable and they’re oh-so comfortable that you won’t ever want to take them off. Pull them out when you’re trying to read the menu at that fancy restaurant and see how everyone’s attention shifts to you. With these, you’re guaranteed to always be centre stage.
Sometimes you just want to spend all your hard-earned money on new books and aromatic coffee. Well, in that case, save some big bucks with this pair of readers from Vincent Chase that’s light on your pocket and light on your eyes too. They’re simple, trendy and super comfortable and are guaranteed to make the world think you’re the new genius it’s been waiting for. Unleash your inner nerd on a budget.
Are you the kind of reader that carries a book with you no matter where you go – on the bus, at the doctor’s, even to the spa? Do you have a book in every bag but always forget to carry your reading glasses? Then these ThinOptic reading glasses are absolutely perfect because *wait for it* they aren’t just feather-light and comfortable, they fold into themselves and fit inside a super-cute, super-small case that doubles up as a keychain. So now, every time you pick up your keys, your readers go with you too. Convenient, right? We think so.
All the artists in the house, raise your hands. We may not be Van Gogh ourselves but we do realise how hard it can be to create those works of art when your eyes aren’t cooperating. We also know how much you care about being in vogue. And so, we bring you these uber stylish, very suave tortoise-shelled reading glasses that check all the right boxes. Trust us when we say, both you and your art are going to get a ton of compliments.
Those of you who do all your reading on your phone or computer know that along with visibility issues you also have to solve for the harmful blue light that your screen gives off. And that’s why we’ve added this pair of glasses to our list of favorites. While the clear frames are 100% in vogue right now, these computer glasses also allow you to add your own eye power to the lenses. Now you can read 24×7 without worrying about straining your eyes. *Adds to cart immediately*