Tuesday, November 20, 2007

An Introduction To Reading Glasses

Do you often have difficulty reading things or seeing things close to you but have no problem with your far away vision? Do you often find yourself keeping a book or any reading material a little further away from yourself, in order to see better? If so, then you may need reading glasses.

What Are Glasses For Reading?

People who have trouble with their near or close-up vision, usually keep reading material at arms length or try and squint to make out the words. Such people have compromised near vision and require glasses for reading.

Reading glasses have a kind of magnifying lens, which magnifies the words on a page so that you can see and read them better. Glasses for reading are mostly useful for reading as well as concentrating on things and items close to you. If you try to see in the distance with your reading glasses, then you will not be able to see things clearly as everything will appear blurry. Thus, eyeglasses for reading are not the same as the regular kind of eye glasses for distance vision correction.

Choosing Reading Eyeglasses

Reading glasses are usually available in two different types.

* The single vision eye glasses for reading with a full frame, meaning the complete lens in the eye glasses is as per the reading prescription.
* The reading glasses with half-eyes, in which the lower part of the lens is made according to the reading prescription, and the upper part of the lens is normal. Such reading glasses are those that sit lower on the nose.

If you need to wear reading glasses for short periods of time, then the full frames may be suitable for you. But, if you wear your reading glasses for long periods, then half-eyes can be considered, so that you do not have to keep removing your reading eyeglasses, every time you need to look into the distance.

Pre-fabricated And Customized Reading Glasses

To get a pair of eye glasses for reading, you do not need a doctor’s prescription. You can go to any store that sells pre-fabricated reading glasses and pick a pair. Such pre-fabricated glasses for reading have a kind of magnifying lens that helps you to see nearer items better. Pre-fabricated or readymade reading glasses are much cheaper than the customized version, and you can thus buy various readymade reading glasses instead of having only one. This can enable you to experiment with different styles and colors of eye glasses for reading.

Readymade reading glasses are essentially ‘one for all’ type of reading glasses. They are not made to your exact eye prescription and can thus give you some problems. If the glasses for reading are too far off from your actual prescription, then using such glasses will put extra strain on your eyes, which could lead to eye strain, head aches, and sometimes even nausea.

If you can afford the extra cost, then buying custom made glasses for reading is certainly the better way to go. With customized reading glasses, the lenses for both the eyes will not be similar and will be made exactly as per your reading prescription. The optical centers in the lenses will be placed according to your prescription and not in a random fashion. Thus, you will get reading glasses, which are optimum for your eyes and will not put any unnecessary strain on them.

Source : www.all-about-eyeglasses.com

How to polish the lenses of scratched reading glasses?

The lenses are make from plastic and no extra coatings to provide scratch resistance, it is that easy to scratch. If you want remover the scratch on plastic lenses, Abrasive cleaners should never be used on plastic lenses, don't use the toothpaste or car polish because it may make your lenses scratch worsen.

As suggest
If they are prescription reading glasses, take it to where you get a reading glasses they may get the scratches out for you. or clean with soft towel and only with recommended lens cleaner. The microfiber lenses cloths are excellent.

Microfiber lens cloth

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Are You Ready For Reading Glasses?

Are you at the point of not being able to read up close without straining?

Reading Glasses and Fashion

Many people find themselves in need of single-vision reading glasses. It's not a sin. In fact, reading glasses can be fashionable, colorful, and fun to coordinate with your wardrobe. There are full size, half-eyes, bifocals which are "plano" or no added Rx on the top so you can actually walk in them without getting dizzy, sun readers, and wallet readers which work great for restaurant menu reading.

Reading glasses can be custom-made for each individual through an optical dispenser, or they can be purchased "ready-made" at retail shops or online at stores. Ready-made readers became popular in the 1990s: three times more pairs were purchased during that decade than ever before, at an estimated rate of 30 million pairs per year. They are less expensive than custom eyewear, allowing you to own several pairs for a reasonably small amount of money.

Reading Glasses for Everyone

Reading glasses are available in many fun styles and colors. Individuals with Presbyopia can experiment with fashion, purchasing a somewhat outrageous pair of glasses without risking a lot of money. If your mood changes the style, you can always get another inexpensive pair with a more conservative look. Pre-made reading glasses also allow you to warrant keeping extra pairs in different locations such as; home, office, boat, car, cabin, and so on. It is commonplace for patients to own several pairs of readers.
Don't confuse reading glasses with computer eyewear. If you're using reading glasses to try to view your computer screen, it's probably not working very well. Reading is done in your "near" vision, and computer work is done in your "middle" range vision. I don't know of any ready-made computer glasses as of yet. For now, I suggest you see your eye doctor and local Optician.

Reading Glasses Are Still Glasses!

It is important to maintain good eye health by consulting an eye doctor when you need a change in prescription, or at least once every two years. The need for a new pair of reading glasses may be nothing more than the natural aging process at work, but it might also signal that there is a serious problem with your eyes that can be treated if caught in time. Glaucoma, for example, is a serious eye disease that has no symptoms at first but can steal your vision if it's not controlled with medication. A simple, standard test can detect it, but you'll need to visit your eye doctor in order to have the test.

Source : http://www.eyetopics.com/articles/108/1/Are-You-Ready-For-Reading-Glasses.html

Over the Counter Reading Glasses (OTC)

The demand for pre-made reading glasses is huge. The idea that you could pick your own Over the Counter (OTC) reading glasses for a fraction of the cost of those purchased through your doctor or Optician is appealing for many presbyope. But are they worth it?

For many they are. But they are not without their limitations. OTC Reading glasses do not take into account certain important factors such as astigmatism, prescribed prism and anisometropia (a condition were the refractive errors greatly differ for each eye). OTC readers are made in what we call spherical power.

How do you know if OTC Readers will work for you? Well the first and most obvious is to head to the drug store and try them out. But if they just don't work there may be a few reasons why.

1) You may not require magnification
If you look at your prescription it may look something like this:

O.D. -5.00 sph

O.S. -5.25 sph

Add 1.25

The 'Add' is the additional power that is needed to assist with near vision. This power is added to the powers above. It's important to note that add powers are always plus powers.

Now lets add +1.25 to -5.00 and we get -3.75 for the right eye and for the left we will get -4.00. In this case it's not the magnification that makes reading possible but the reduction of distance prescription that is needed for near vision.

A person with this prescription will find that a pair of OTC Readers will not work if purchased with a +1.25 power. Remember that the add powers tell the eye care professional how much power to add to the distance RX to get you reading prescription. It is not, by itself, the reading RX.

2) OTC Reading Glasses may not help astigmatic vision

Now many of us out there have an astigmatism. It's a condition in which the cornea or the crystalline lens is football shaped rather than spherical. OTC Readers do not correct for this. If your astigmatic correction is not very strong, you may get along with these readers just fine. However if it is rather significant such as a 1.00 or above you may experience some difficulty.

There are those out there that have certain conditions in which the eye begins to wander or there may be other ocular motor dysfunctions which can be corrected with the use of prisms. The prismatic effect is experienced any time one looks away from the Optical center of the lens. In the case of prescribed prism the doctor has determined that the optical center should be moved either up, down, in or out or any combination of these. OTC Readers do not account for this.

3) Both lenses on OTC Readers are the same prescription

Others with refractive errors don't have the same exact prescription in both eyes. In some cases the power difference is so significant that reading or near vision becomes an issue. This is called anisometropia. Each lens displaces an image either towards the center of the lens or towards the edge enlarging it.

If one lens displaces an image more than the other the experience is intensified as one begins to look away from the optical center, for instance while reading. This condition is often relieved with a lens that is called a slab off lens. In a slab off lens, the prism is ground into the bottom half of one of the lenses to relive the excessive prismatic effect.

If the prescription varies greatly from one eye to the other, OTC Readers may not be a good choice considering that they only come in the same powers for each eye.

If you are one of those people who can get by with OTC Readers, they are well worth it. But as I mentioned earlier, the best way to find out if OTCs are right for you is to try them out.

Source : http://www.eyetopics.com/articles/106/1/Over-the-Counter-Reading-Glasses.html

Friday, November 9, 2007

No line bifocal reading glasses.

The mention of bifocal glasses can cause one to build a mental picture of an old person, possibly Grandma or Grandpa. The idea that you need bifocals may seem damaging to your ego - you might feel like you are getting old and everyone will notice. This is just not true anymore. New innovations in lenses have produced a new no-line bifocal.

The No line bifocal lenses have three prescriptions:
1. for objects at distance,
2. for mid-range (computer distance) and
3. near area for reading.

Reading glasses often become a must for those over forty due to a natural condition called presbyopia. Presbyopia is a hardening of the eyes lens that decreases its flexibility, causing problems with nearsightedness. People who do not wear glasses for other vision issues will correct the problem by buying a pair of reading glasses. If you wear glasses normally your doctor will suggest adding a bifocal to your normal lens. Bifocal lenses have a small section of the lens made in a different prescription specifically for your reading needs. The older style of bifocal lenses had a visible line separating the two prescriptions. New no-line bifocals offer a solid lens with no visible distinction between the two prescriptions. Discreetly adding a bifocal to your regular eyeglasses is easy and undetectable with no-line bifocals.

The use of a bifocal lens can really be helpful as reading glasses. People add bifocals to their regular glasses to aid in reading, but for some people who do not normally wear glasses a bifocal lens may still be the answer. Full size reading glasses with a no line bifocal added to a non-prescription lens are a good choice for someone who has to see close-up and at a distance often. Reading glasses with no line bifocals help to reduce the fatigue of taking reading glasses on and off repetitively. They are also a plus for the person who doesn't like the look of half size reading glasses, but still desires the convenience of being able to go from near to far easily.

The option of no line bifocal reading glasses is helpful for those who wear glasses for other vision issues as well as for those who do not usually wear glasses. The invisible line allows for a more natural line of vision and transition between reading and distance vision. No line bifocal reading glasses may be the answer you are looking for when reading starts to become difficult.

Mini reading glasses

For someone who has never worn glasses, carrying around a pair of reading glasses may seem clumsy. The hassles of trying to fit them in a purse or pocket can be troublesome and lead some people to avoid using them when they are away from home. Mini reading glasses offer a lightweight and small option in reading glasses.

Mini reading glasses are small sized reading glasses that fit in the palm of your hand. These tiny glasses offer the same strength as their full size counterparts, but with much less weight. Their light. small style let them be easily tucked in a pocket or purse for ease in transporting them. Mini reading glasses are a good option for someone not used to wearing glasses because they do not sit heavyily upon your face. They are also great for people who only occasionally need to use them. For people that need to do both reading and distance work at the same time, mini reading glasses are small enough to look over the top without vision distraction. Mini reading glasses have the lightweight, compact qualities that make them great for people not wanting a complication each time they need to use them.

When looking to buy mini reading glasses there are a couple considerations that need to be made to ensure satisfaction. Before buying a pair of mini reading glasses make sure to try them on to see if they cover your field of vision. Sometimes the small lens size will not work with a way a person uses their eyes. If you will be taking your glasses on and off frequently look for mini reading glasses without a lot of moving parts. Moving parts, like hinges on foldable reading glasses, increase the chance of breakage or excessive wear. These two factors may affect which type of mini reading glasses you buy to ensure you are happy with your purchase.

Mini reading glasses solve the bulk issue associated with full size reading glasses. Their light weight makes them easier to wear and carry. Always try them out mini reading glasses before buying to make sure they will work for you. Mini reading glasses can solve some common issues people new to wearing glasses may have.

Friday, October 26, 2007

Buying reading glasses online

If you buying a reading glasses from reading glasses shop. Prescription eyewear is suggest you to select the right reading glasses. But if you buying a reading glasses online and without a prescription eyewear, you should be reading this to selecting your new reading glasses.

- Reading glasses must comfortable fit around your eyes and ears.
- Reading glasses case make from durable materials to prevent damage.
- Durable reading glasses frame (Metal, hard plastic).
- Choose your proper magnification, the stores that sell reading glasses online allow you to select the magnification when you order.

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Reading Glasses For The Fashion Savvy Boomers

Remember when a pair of hand painted reading glasses was all the rage? You might not have been wearing readers at that point, but if you did, these glasses looked like someone took the time to personally place their artistic talent on your eyeglass frames.

In reality, there were a few stamped designs placed on a cheap pair of plastic frames. Yet they were in style. Well today, the available styles have caught up with the fashion savvy marketplace.

Practically everyone over the age of 45 needs some sort of additional reading correction. And the 45 year olds today are a lot younger at heart than their parents were at age 45. With this new generation have come innovative senses styles and fashions. This includes everything from shoes and tops to sunglasses and, of course, reading glasses.

The over 40 group today is not ashamed of the fact that a little extra reading correction is needed. They revel in it. With funky, fun colored reading glass frames, and gimmicky new devices we are constantly amazed at the latest reading novelty.

For example, a company called pocket peeper has a credit card sized magnifying lenses that slip right into your wallet. These cards come with flashy designs and some even have embedded rhinestones. Another great item that has been brought back in a great new way is the lorgnette, or reading glasses sans frame. These wonderful pieces are the perfect accessory for that trendy woman.

When it comes to actual reading glass frames, there are colors and designs galore to choose from. You can find more styles of reading glasses to choose from at an online boutique like http://www.readinstyle.com , http://www.amazon.com , than you can find shoes in your best girlfriends’ closet.

Frames are designed off styles made famous by characters of the generation, such as Clark Kent and other nostalgic concepts. Or even colors that match that shag green carpet you grew up playing on. Eye Bobs in particular has brought back some colors in a whole new manner that will make you smile and reminisce each and every time you put them on.

Reading glasses have truly become the latest fashion accessory. So what are you doing still wearing those “hand painted” plastic frames? Or cheap metal frames from the dollar store with the missing nose pad? Put your fashion foot forward and enjoy a real pair of reading glasses.

By Suzanne Hughes
Fashion expert and buyer of designer reading glasses. You can see many of the great styles she has found at http://www.readinstyle.com

Monday, September 24, 2007

Why Custom-Made Reading Glasses Better Than Pre-Fabricated

Reading glasses can be custom made for each individual through an optical dispenser, or they can be purchased "Ready-Made Reading glasses" at a drug store("Drug Store Reading glasses") or department store. Ready-made readers became popular in the 1990s: three times more pairs were purchased during that decade than ever before, at an estimated rate of 30 million pairs ($400 million) per year. They are less expensive than custom Reading Glasses, allowing you to own several pairs for a small amount of money.

Ready-made reading glasses are available in lots of fun styles and colors, too, so you can experiment with fashion, purchasing a somewhat outrageous pair of glasses without risking a lot of money. If you don't like the style, you can always get another inexpensive pair with a more conservative look. Pre-made reading glasses also allow you to stash extra pairs in different rooms of the house, as well as in your car, office, briefcase, purse, boat, and so on.

One drawback to purchasing ready-made reading glasses("Drug Store Reading glasses") is that they are essentially "one-size-fits-all" items. The prescription is the same in both lenses, and the location of the optical center of the lenses is not customized for each wearer. Most people do not have exactly the same prescription in both eyes, and almost everyone has at least a small amount of astigmatism correction in their prescriptions. Headaches, eyestrain, and even nausea can result from wearing reading glasses that are too far off from your actual prescription or that have optical centers too far away from the center of your pupils. If you experience these problems, visit your eye doctor for a customized reading glasses prescription.

Also, don't confuse reading glasses with computer eyewear. If you're using reading glasses to try to view your computer screen, it's probably not working very well. For one thing, reading printed matter is done at a closer range than reading text on a computer screen. Also, if your reading glasses are the type that force you to lean your head back in order to view your monitor, you're placing unnecessary strain on your neck muscles. Computer users really should invest in prescription computer eyeglasses .

When choosing ready-made reading glasses, always examine the lenses for little bubbles, waves, or other defects. Insist on the best quality, and if you can't find it in ready-made readers, buy a custom-made pair, which many eye care practitioners offer at special prices.

Monday, September 17, 2007

Protect Your Glasses With Proper Care & Cleaning

by Allen Butler

Keeping Your Glasses Lenses Clean

Before discussing how to clean your glasses, we should look at a few basic tips on keeping your lenses from getting dirty. Dust and dirt on your lenses can hinder your vision and possibly scratch your lens if you aren't careful, so you want to keep your glasses as clean as possible.

When you are taking your glasses on and off, hold them carefully with both hands at the temples about midway down the sides. Don't grab them by the lenses, as this will get grease and oil on them. Grabbing them with both hands will also protect the adjustment to make sure your glasses fit properly. When you aren't wearing your glasses, make sure to keep them in their protective case. This will prevent dust and dirt from getting on them, and will also protect them from being damaged by being accidentally sat on. (Having sat on my own glasses a couple of times, this is something you would rather not have happen). I have two separate cases, so I keep a spare in my car in case I want to take them off or I lose my other case (hopefully not with my glasses in them!)

Cleaning Your Lenses

Before cleaning your lenses you are going to want to make sure that you have a proper cloth. I know the temptation to just wipe them on your t-shirt is strong, but using worn clothing can damage the lens and you don't want this to happen. You'll want to find the softest, most non-abrasive cloth you can find. This'll make sure you don't accidentally damage your glasses while you are trying to take care of them. Keep a nice soft clean cloth with you wherever you go so you won't have to resort to the wiping them on your shirt routine if they get dirty during the day and you want to give them a wipe.

Before wiping them, though, you'll want to make sure to rinse your glasses with warm water. Even using a soft cloth on dry lenses can grind dirt into the lens causing damage, and this is the last thing you want to happen. The warm water will get rid of most of the dirt and grime, and make it easier for the rest of it to come off. After rinsing, wipe the lenses thoroughly then put them on or put them away.

Simple and Easy Protection

You'll want to clean your glasses once or twice a day, depending on how often you wear them. When you're not wearing them or in the process of cleaning them, you'll want to make sure that they are stored properly in their protective case. This will keep them from dust, dirt and damage, and make sure you always have sparkling clean glasses waiting for you. Taking care of your glasses doesn't have to be a pain, just make sure you always put them away and keep them clean once or twice a day.

Source : http://www.googobits.com/articles/1893-protect-your-glasses-with-proper-care-and-cleaning.html

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Selecting Lenses Materials for Your New Reading Glasses.

Several materials of Reading Glasses lenses. Glass, Plastic, polycarbonate , Trivex and high-index materials. you can compare all materials before buy new Reading Glasses.

Glass lenses are becoming outdated. Glass is the material that has the truest optical properties and is least likely to scratch. Glass lenses are heavier and thicker than plastic lenses. Though glass lenses offer no safety protection. Price more expensive than plastic cause glass lenses difficult to manufacture.The only benefit to glass lenses is their superior scratch resistance.

CR-39 Plastic
CR-39 Plastic lenses is the standard plastic in the optical shops today. it lighter and thinner more than glass lenses, and is very cost-effective. These lenses are suitable for most prescriptions and can be coated to provide scratch resistance, ultra-violet protection and anti-glare qualities. CR-39 lenses are also available in fashion tints, sunglasses, or treated to darken outdoors. CR-39 lenses are not suitable for safety purposes, children, or people with severely compromised vision.

Polycarbonate lenses are a popular choice for a variety of needs.Polycarbonate lenses thinner and lighter than CR-39 30% and benefit of impact-resistance, scratch-resistance,ultra-violet protection . All safety lenses certified by OSHA for use in the workplace are made of polycarbonate. These lenses are recommended for athletes, children and those with severely compromised vision to protect their eyes from injury.because of their thinner and lighter qualities, are a good choice for children, sports, safety, and people with moderate to high prescriptions. Anyone with more than three diopters (+3.00 or -3.00 written on the prescription) of visual correction will notice the improvement in comfort over glass or CR-39 lenses. Polycarbonate lenses can be tinted for comfort, made into polarized sunglasses, treated to darken outdoors or to reduce glare.

Polycarbonate lenses are not the thinnest lenses available, and they can cause visual distortion at the edges in high prescriptions or those lenses including astigmatism. Even with these drawbacks, these are the best lenses for safety glasses, children, or those who want more protection for their eyes in case of an accident. Many insurance companies and optical retailers discount polycarbonate lenses for children’s spectacles.

trivex lenses is a relatively new material, trivex lenses are the lightest choice available and come with built-in ultra-violet protection. They are also the best lenses for prescription sunglasses, as they accept the tinting process with the sharpest visual results. Trivex lenses are impact-resistant, but they are not yet certified for safety eyewear. They are the most versatile lightweight choice for all prescriptions and lifestyles and are suitable for any lens coatings or treatments—especially tinting.

Trivex lenses are sometimes marketed as Phoenix, Eagle Vision or Trilogy lens materials. This is the best lens for people who desire lightweight eyewear. They are also the best lens choice for rimless and drill-mounted eyewear styles as they will not chip or crack at the drilled points. An added benefit of trivex lenses is that fact that the lens, in single vision prescriptions, is virtually distortion-free, eliminating the need to turn your head to see through the clearest portion of the lens.


High-index lenses are the most expensive, and usually must be special ordered. They are not suited for children or athletes. Hi-index is recommended for those who are tired of thick, unattractive spectacle lenses and don’t mind the added cost.

The least expensive lens choice is CR-39 plastic. All of the thinner and lighter materials are manufactured using advanced technology and will be more expensive.

The most widely available and least expensive thin, light lens is polycarbonate. This material is stocked in most one-hour shops, boasts excellent scratch-resistance, and has a proven track record of great performance.

If your current spectacle lenses magnify or distort the appearance of your eyes, try lightweight lenses in your next pair. These lenses almost always improve the appearance of your eyewear and minimize the negative effects of a strong prescription.

Lightweight lenses will also improve the comfort of your eyewear. Heavy lenses can cause red indentations on the bridge of the noise or painful pinching behind the ear, often leading to headaches.

Reading Glasses should be comfortable, attractive and suited to your individual needs. With the many lens choices widely available now, every prescription can be customized to suit the wearer’s needs perfectly.

Don't Quit Reading - Use Reading Glasses

By Rory H. Hawkins

Surgery may correct distance vision, but it creates the need for reading glasses. Reading glasses look like normal glasses, but they actually give you good distance vision and good reading vision. For detail activities such as prolonged reading, have a pair of reading glasses made that provide balanced near vision. Almost a third of the American population needs reading glasses, but engineers designing web sites are typically under 40 with perfect vision. This often leaves them with perfect reading vision, without glasses, in old age, despite having lost accommodation through presbyopia. People who do not need glasses for distance vision may only need half glasses or reading glasses. In the past, traditional eye exams for near vision have resulted in glasses suited only for reading printed material, not for viewing computer screens. People with natural 20/20 distance vision will likely need reading glasses when presbyopia develops. Even if you achieve excellent vision through surgery, reading glasses are usually necessary beyond 45 years of age. If you have Lasik to correct your distance vision, you'll still need reading glasses around age 45. Of course, one can use two different pairs of glasses, each with single vision lenses - one pair just for reading, and another for looking into the distance.


This is what reading glasses are about; they let you focus in on fine detail at a close distance. Baby boomers who have LASIK may end up trading in their old distance glasses for reading glasses. For those who need distance of midfield glasses, bifocals can often be the answer to providing for both distance and reading needs. Other customers may wish to consider the option of owning two pairs of glasses; one pair for distance and another for reading. And with half-eye reading glasses, you can look down through the lenses for reading and over the lenses to see in the distance. They will turn your standard distance glasses into reading glasses or your reading glasses into super magnifying lenses.

Wearing Your Glasses
Contacts have given me back some youth, but when I have them in I have to wear reading glasses. Speaking of glasses, I wear reading glasses when using a computer. I would recommend this group to anyone looking for unique and/or quality reading glasses - Roseanne-Arizona. And despite Dorothy Parker's famous quip, women do look attractive who wear eyeglasses for reading. This means to wear the compact reading glasses down a bit on your nose. If you already wear regular glasses or reading glasses, you may be tempted to dismiss the need for computer glasses. Even non eyeglasses wearers can wear them over their sunglasses when working or reading outside. You wouldn't wear reading glasses for driving, or at least I hope you wouldn't. I think it was because I kept reading books with dimmed lights that made me started to wear glasses. There is no need to wear reading glasses underneath your safety glasses ever again.

These glasses give these people the ability to have proper eye protection, and allow easy reading of plans, instructions and computer screens. Some may need to use reading glasses for close work such as reading, using a computer, or sewing. For activities like reading or working on a computer, patients who've had cataracts removed commonly require reading glasses. Caution should be used concerning buying ready-made magnifying or reading glasses off the rack in stores to use as computer glasses.

By using a reading glasses case you will prevent accidents that could ruin them. Mini reading glasses almost always come with a case designed specifically for this type of reading glasses. Plastic or metal reading glasses can be used with either a hard or soft case. Most likely a soft case will come with plastic reading glasses. The soft fabric protects the lens while the soft case is basically just storage for the reading glasses. Often such readers come with a hard case that is designed to store a specific style of reading glasses.

That is when you start reaching for reading glasses, because you need the extra power that your own lens can't provide anymore. Off-the-rack reading glasses have the same lens power in each lens. Flip-up reading glasses - these are like the flip-up sunglasses, except they provide a magnifying lens. Even contact lens users often use reading glasses.

If you're experiencing those problems, visit your eye doctor for a reading glasses prescription. While pinholes are not as cheap as off-the-rack reading glasses, they are considerabley cheaper than individual prescription glasses. Purchasing reading glasses made up to your prescription is the perfect way to solve this problem. If they say you need a prescription, tell them that reading glasses can be bought in drugstores without a prescription. Over-the-counter reading glasses are inexpensive eyeglasses that can be purchased in variety, drug, and discount stores without a prescription.

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Find Your Style Of Reading Glasses

Show Off Your Sense Of Fashion

Author : Steve Cogger

Reading glasses or readers have evolved from those old black granny glasses of the past. Today's reading glasses offer style and glamour making them as fashionable as they are functional. The many varieties of reading glasses available match the many personalities of their wearers.

To be fashionable and feel great you need to identify what you need from a pair of reading glasses. Reading glasses come in many types, but the most popular ones are: rimless, plastic, metal, and foldable. The following list describes each kind, the characteristics, and styles available.

Rimless reading glasses:
This kind has no frame around the lens. The ear and nose pieces connect directly to the lens. Rimless readers are good for someone wanting something lightweight. They also have an invisible look to them for someone who wants people to notice their beautiful face, not their reading glasses. Rimless readers do not offer much room for creative designs and usually come in one solid color.

Plastic reading glasses:
Plastic readers are, as their name says, made of plastic. They are probably the most recognized type of frame. The choices of designs and colors are endless. Almost anything imaginable can be done with plastic readers. The most common problem with this type of frame is they are the heaviest of all frames. Newly developed plastics, like memory flex plastic, are lighter weight and have added bonuses like forming to fit your face comfortably.

Metal reading glasses:
Metal has fast become a favorite frame choice because it is lightweight and less noticeable than plastic. Metal frames come in many colors and designs as well. The biggest concern with a metal frame is that it bends easily and once bent is prone to breaking.

Foldable reading glasses:
Foldable readers have hinges at the nose and ear pieces that allow them to be folded down to about a quarter of their original size. They are lightweight and easy to carry. They have metal frames and because of the extra hinges have an added risk of breaking. The easy to carry characteristics of foldable reading glasses makes them a favorite with people who only occasionally need to use them, but store them in a purse or pocket most of the time.

When buying a pair of fashionable reading glasses, make sure work for you so that you will wear them. Then everybody will see what a flair for fashion you have.

About The Author : Steve Cogger co founder of http://www.readinstyle.com an online reading glasses boutique is also a licensed optician. Visit today for your free report, "7 Key ?'s to Answer Before Ever Buying Reading Glasses Online!

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Wholesale Reading Glasses – Make reading a pleasure

Author: Kirk Bachelder

Reading glasses are an important requirement for almost every person who is educated and cares for his eyes. Reading glasses make it easier for people to read because they improve the clarity of text regardless if it is printed or if it is being read from a computer screen. For anyone looking to purchase reading glasses its recommended to purchase wholesale reading glasses because not only do the wholesale reading glasses come at much more affordable prices as compared to retail reading glasses, the buyer has a lot of colours and designs to choose from. Wholesale reading glasses also help protect the eyes from the harmful computer radiation as well as harmful ultraviolet radiation when you are reading in sunlight.

Looking into the history of wholesale reading glasses we will find that even though the concept of glasses was present as far behind as the presence of the roman emperor Nero, in was in 1284 in Italy that Salvino D’Armate came up with the first wearable eye glass, which has today transformed into wholesale reading glasses. If you are looking for wholesale looking glasses, here are some tips and considerations for you.

First of all get your eyes examined. This will tell the exact dioptre rating of the wholesale reading glasses that you need. While in some cases you may not need vision correction glasses because your eye sight is perfect, this does not meant that you will have nothing to gain from wholesale reading glasses. Even for the people with correct eyesight wholesale reading glasses can improve the clarity of the text and prevent any unnecessary eye stress.

Secondly you must get wholesale reading glasses if you are going to use them for reading from computer screen as well as if you plan to read outdoors in sunlight. Wholesale reading glasses come with anti glare coating which will help protect your eyes from unwanted high intensity radiations and reflections.

Thirdly wholesale reading glasses must be purchased from a credible vendor. There are a number of people selling wholesale reading glasses. In a number of cases, these wholesale sunglasses claim to have a number of advanced features but in reality they are nothing more than cheap plastic frame and cheap quality glass lens. Good quality wholesale reading glasses are always made of good quality plastic or metal frames and come with optical grade glass lenses. You can get these good quality wholesale reading glasses from www.ctswholesalers.com.

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