Reading Glasses Roundup (Part 2)

When it’s time to purchase your first pair of reading glasses there are several important factors to consider before making a decision. So put down those drugstore readers, and let’s learn a little bit about how to choose the best pair of reading glasses.

Styles of Reading Glasses

Reading glasses come in two main styles:

  • Full frame reading glasses have lenses made entirely of the reading prescription
  • “Half-frame” glasses (think “Ben Franklin”) are smaller and sit lower on the nose

If you spend a lot of time concentrating on “close-up” reading, full frame reading glasses may be best. The half-eye style of glasses allows you to look down and through the lenses for work, but look up and over to see into the distance. (If you need corrective lenses for distances as well, you can opt for bifocals.)

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Task-Specific Reading Glasses

Depending on the type of reading activities you do, you’ll want to consider which reading glasses options are right for you. If you spend a great deal of time on the computer, you can get customized lenses specially fitted for your prescription as well as the distance from your eyes to your computer screen. Reading sunglasses are another good example; if you prefer to read outdoors, a pair of reading sunglasses will protect your eyes and help you see the page more clearly.

Style Points

Once you know the style of glasses you prefer and the type of lenses you need for the tasks you perform most often, it’s time to choose your eyeglass frames. We recommend purchasing high-quality readers from a reputable retailer like Eye Elegance to avoid the defects and overall poor quality found in drugstore reading glasses. In addition to providing you with high-quality reading glasses in your exact prescription, we can add the correct coatings, and make sure you leave with the proper fit for long-term wearability and comfort.

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