What Do You Look for in Reading Glasses?
Quote of the day: “We celebrate success, but I think we should also just celebrate giving it a go.” Phil Keoghan
If you’ve hit a certain age, then you’re probably wearing some kind of reading glasses now. Considering that I’ve been wearing some sort of glasses since 4th grade, this certainly didn’t bother me to have to get progressive lenses. But I know many of my friends had quite an issue with the fact.
But it is what it is, right? I was first contacted by Readers.com last year to work with their company, but I declined. Because both my mom and I have progressive glasses, and I didn’t think Nancy wore readers, so I figured it wouldn’t be honest for me to talk about them.
However, then came the evening that I decided to wear my contacts since we were going to a fashion show. What I didn’t think about when I put in my contacts was that I wasn’t going to be able to read any print since my contacts weren’t progressive. Man, did I wish for some readers that evening.
And then not long after that, we were sitting with Nancy going over some paperwork regarding her new house, and lo and behold, she pulled out some reading glasses.
So when Readers.com emailed me again recently, I thought it could be great for us and the readers of my blog alike. On top of that, the company is offering a fabulous discount of 40% off one item or anything on their site (value under $59.95 or less) with the code TouchofStyle40.
Signature Reading Glasses
Readers.com just recently launched a signature collection of reading glasses. When I asked the representative what the distinction was with the signature line she said the biggest difference is the optical difference. This line is made with optical quality acetate frames and acrylic aspheric lenses and stainless steel metals with silicone nose pads. Since I haven’t had a pair before, that meant nothing to me.
Until I received both Nancy’s and my glasses in the mail. Nancy chose a normal pair of full frame reading glasses. And my pair were definitely more substantial. I suppose that could be better if you find yourself breaking your reading glasses often.
To give you a little insight of why I chose these frames, I wanted a pair that weren’t quite as obvious. I figured I’d be wearing these when I have on my contacts which is usually for fancier times. Therefore I found a pair that were clear in the front, and basically the color of my hair on the sides. Not that they are totally invisible, but they don’t stand out like my bright pink glasses.
You can also see me sporting them on Instagram in this post.
Normal Reading Glasses
Readers.com have so many options for reading glasses. They aren’t any more expensive than the ones I just saw at Bed, Bath & Beyond. I did ask my contact, why someone would want to order these glasses online, when there are so many available at the stores. The answer was surprising. She stated that Readers.com has over 600 different styles, and hard to find powers. If you only need a lower power for your reading glasses, then you can certainly find a match at the drugstore. However, Readers.com has some glasses with powers up to +7.00.
Another advantage to Readers.com is they have specialized reading glasses like sunnies, computer glasses and bifocals. You can also look for reading glasses with a particular shape, color or even frame size. That’s a great way to make sure they will look good on you.
The only disadvantage I encountered with Readers.com was that we were not sent a case or carrier for our glasses. Since I’ve never purchased any reading glasses at the store, I wasn’t sure if this was normal. But considering that I needed to carry them in my purse, I ended up using another case from a different pair of regular glasses.
FYI….to illustrate how great their customer service is, after the company read the above remark, they emailed me to tell me they were sending me a couple of cases. I thought that was incredible.
Thanks to one and all of you for your support. It means more than you know!
This is a sponsored post from Readers.com, and Nancy and I were gifted these glasses. The company is offering a fabulous discount of 40% off one item or anything on their site (value under $59.95 or less) with the code TouchofStyle40.
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