Monday, March 31, 2008

Reading Glasses, Contact Lenses and Eye Glasses

Reading glasses come in two main styles: full frames, and half-eyes, the smaller
Franklin glasses that sit lower down on the nose. Many people feel they look better
in contact lenses rather than eyeglasses. Reading glasses are suitable for people
who spend a great deal of time concentrating on material close-up. Contacts lenses
are a safe and effective alternative to eyeglasses when used with care and proper

The need for reading glasses has long been associated with being old. Have you
found yourself having to push that magazine out at arm's length to see the fine
print? You've officially reached middle age. However contact lenses, when compared
with eyeglasses, require a longer initial examination, more follow-up visits to
maintain eye health, and more time for lens care.

Reading glasses can be custom-made for each individual through an optical
dispenser, or they can be purchased "ready-made" at the pharmacy or department
store. Contact lenses move with your eye, allow a natural field of view, have no
frames to obstruct your vision, and greatly reduce distortions. They do not fog up,
like eyeglasses, nor does mud or rain splatter them.

Reading glasses are safe in that they cannot damage the eyes physically, whether or
not they are the optimal strength, or whether they are used correctly or incorrectly.
Contact lenses, compared to eyeglasses, generally offer better sight.

Reading glasses, containing low power plus sphere lenses, and are widely available
for non-prescription, over-the-counter purchase. Most eye-care professionals
recommend replacing your contact lenses case every 3 months for optimum eye

About The Author: Roger King is a successful author and publisher of http://www.1st- Reading glasses and review of the best manufacturers.

Safety Reading Glasses

Safety reading glasses, are not a brand-new product, they have been out for about four or five years now, but there are still a lot of people that have never heard about them, so that's why we're going to talk about them today.

When these things first came out there was only one company that had them available,
and I was a distributor for that company, so I was doing pretty good with them on eBay, but as it is with everything in the eyewear industry once something new starts to catch on, other manufacturers get involved, so now here we are several years later and I couldn't even begin to tell you how many companies are now making safety reading glasses.
Needless to say the eBay market is flooded now so I'm not selling as many on eBay as I used to.
But they are still one of my hottest selling items on my web site and off my mobile truck.

These safety readers really are the greatest thing since sliced bread when it comes to a safety or industrial environment!
Why is that? You might ask, here is why.
Many of you, myself included, that have been wearing prescription eyewear whether regular or safety glasses for any length of time have it in our train of thought to go to the doctor periodically and get an eye exam, we wear glasses so our mindset is such that we know from time to time we have to go and get an updated prescription.

But as I'm sure you're aware of, the times we live in now and this generation is full of baby boomers,
we have more middle-aged people now from 40 to 65 than ever before in the work force.
And although a large number of these people have never needed glasses in the past,
As they get older they need some help reading.
So what do they do?…They go to the nearest Walgreen’s Drugstore, or Rite Aid or what ever Drug store is in their area and buy themselves a pair of Cheaters, or off the shelf
Reading glasses.

A.Because it does not require a prescription

B.Going to the Dr. for an eye exam is not in their train of thought

C.It is convenient, and they are there anyway

And for the most part that is OK for people to do.
But, what makes it bad is, if you are working some place where safety glasses are needed
What happens is, (I see this all the time in my job) people will wear the safety glasses
That the company provides for them for free, then they carry their drug store Cheaters in their pocket, and when they need to see close up or read something they take off the safety glasses, and reach in their pocket and put on the cheaters.

Well what’s wrong with that Mr. Mobile Eye Guy?
Think about it……those drug store cheaters are not safety glasses, and they are not Z87 OSHA compliant, so every time you take off your safety glasses to put on your cheaters
YOU ARE AT RISK for an injury! Why take the chance with your eyes?

That is why everybody in a work environment loves these things, and more and more people are starting to look for them.
You don’t have to carry around an extra pair of glasses, you can just put your Safety Reading Glasses on and leave them on all day, then:

A.You are OSHA compliant

B.You minimize the risk for injury

C.You don’t have to look over your shoulder for the Boss or Safety director

D.Best of all you can see what you need to see!

Safety Readers are available with Clear Lenses, Smoke (sunglass) lenses or Indoor/Outdoor lenses

And that My Friends is why I think this is really a Great product what ever Brand name you buy.
I now carry Radians ProX, and Dewalt safety readers, but there are several other brands available out there.

As always Hope this has helped some one and Please feel free to contact me.

Ben …aka Mobile Eye Guy

Clear Readers Reading Glasses With an Invisible Presence

When faced with the reality of having to wear reading glasses some people will try anything to avoid them. There is another option that allows you to wear reading glasses, but keep it low key so others may not even notice you have them on. Clear plastic reading glasses have an invisible look to them. For those not happy with the idea of wearing reading glasses this may be their answer.

The idea of plastic frames can turn some people off. In the past plastic frames were quite heavy as compared to metal frames. However, the technology today has allowed for the creation of lightweight plastics, like zyl or TR-90 memory flex plastic. TR-90 memory plastic also offers an added benefit of being flexible that makes frames much more durable. Memory plastics have the ability to form to the wearers face to provide a comfortable, custom fit with every wear. Clear plastic reading glasses do not have to be avoided simply because they are plastic. Just look for the special materials available that make them very comfortable to wear.

Clear plastic reading glasses offer a clear frame as the name suggests. The plastic frames are good for stronger prescriptions because they offer more coverage for the edges of these thicker lenses. To ensure a light feel
combine the lightweight plastic material frames with lightweight lenses available from your doctor. Clear plastic reading glasses are available in full size or half size as well as many different styles. The invisible allure of clear plastic reading glasses is what keeps them a popular choice for new wearers.

Choosing reading glasses can be difficult especially when you do not want them in the first place. Clear plastic reading glasses offer a lightweight, invisible option for people not wanting to draw attention to the fact that they are wearing them.

Steve Cogger co founder of a online reading glasses boutique is also a licensed optician treating presbyopic patients on a daily basis. Visit today for your free report, "7 Key ?'s to Answer Before Ever Buying Reading Glasses Online!"

Saturday, March 8, 2008

Reading Glasses

If you're over age 40, you'll probably need to wear reading glasses to see clearly up close after LASIK. This is due to presbyopia, which is a normal age-related loss in near focusing ability.

Though you should continue to have routine eye exams after LASIK to have the health of your eyes checked, it's not necessary to purchase expensive custom-made reading glasses. Pre-made "over-the-counter" reading glasses, available either online or in specialty stores, are usually just as comfortable and cost less.

Since pre-made reading glasses (commonly called "readers" or "cheaters") are relatively inexpensive, you can afford to buy several pairs. It's highly recommended that you have more than one pair of reading glasses. Leave a pair at work, keep a pair in your car, and have a few pair at home so you don't have to go searching for your readers every time you want to see something up close.

The power of reading glasses usually ranges from +1.00 to +3.00 diopters (D):

* Low-power readers (+1.00 or +1.25 D) are usually the most comfortable for computer use, reading a newspaper, or doing other visual tasks at arm's length.
* Moderate-power reading glasses (+1.50 to +2.00 D) are usually best for seeing things a bit closer (e.g. reading a paperback book or reading in bed).
* High-power readers (+2.25 to +3.00 D) are usually best for fine detail tasks (e.g. manicuring your nails, threading a needle, or tying a lure on your fishing line).

For most people, +1.50 reading glasses are the most versatile. You may want to try these first. If they seem too strong for certain visual tasks, buy at least one pair of low-power readers as well. If the +1.50 readers don't seem strong enough for some tasks, purchase one or more pair of higher power reading glasses for more magnification.

Be aware that higher power reading glasses will provide more magnification than low power readers, but they also require a shorter working distance: You'll be able to see small details better, but you'll have to hold objects closer to your face for the details to be in focus.

Wearing reading glasses that seem to be the wrong power won't harm your eyes in any way---you just won't see as clearly!

Editor's Note:
To purchase reading glasses online, I recommend They have a huge selection of high quality frames and reading glasses, great prices, and free shipping. I've ordered eyewear from myself and was very pleased. -GH