FAQ

How long does it take to ship an order? - Most orders ship within 48 hours, sometimes it is 72 hours.

What is the minimum amount of items I can purchase? - You must purchase a minimum of 4 items in order to checkout. They can be any style, color or magnification mixed together to equal 4 items.

Do you ship to international addresses? -  Yes

What method of shipping do you use? - USPS first class or priority

Are cheap Reading Glasses any good? - If you are fortunate enough to have good distance vision but have trouble reading, inexpensive reading glasses are an ideal and indeed practical choice. Reading glasses therefore are safe for our eyes but it is essential to; Have your eyes checked regularly by an optician.

Do I need Reading Glasses? - 

Age has an effect on your eyes just like it does on your joints and other parts of your body. When you reach your 40s, the natural internal lenses in your eyes become less flexible. They can't focus as easily from near to far vision like they could when you were younger.

 

As your eyes get less flexible, your close vision gets worse. It's a condition called presbyopia, and it may make you wonder if you need reading glasses.

 

Here are a few signs that you do:

 

  • When you hold books and other reading materials up close, they look blurry. You have to hold them farther away to read them.
  • You have trouble seeing smaller print in dim light.
  • Your eyes hurt when you try to read, sew, or do other close work.
  • You get a headache when you try to read.

How to Choose a Strength - 

If you decide to try a pair of inexpensive "readers" you see at drug stores, look for the number on the tag that's on them. Reading glass power is measured in units called diopters. The lowest strength is usually 1.00 diopters. Glasses go up in strength by factors of .25 (1.50, 1.75, 2.00). The strongest glasses we sell is 6.00 diopters.

Test out a few to see which one works best. Hold a book or magazine 14 to 16 inches away from your face, and see if the glasses make the print easier to read. You might need two different strengths -- one pair for very close reading and one for middle distances like your computer screen.

Choose the weakest (lowest number) glasses that will work for you.

 EYE EXAMS - 

The American Academy of Ophthalmology recommends that you get a baseline eye exam at age 40. This is when many vision problems, including presbyopia, may start.

After that, you should get exams:

  • Every 1 to 3 years between ages 55 and 64
  • Every 1 to 2 years starting at age 65

 

When over-the-counter readers are good enough - Off-the-rack readers are essentially two magnifying lenses mounted in an eyeglass frame. Just like prescription lenses, they afford varying degrees of magnification, or refraction, usually ranging from +1.00 to +3.50 diopters. "These glasses may be fine for people who need the same refraction in both eyes or who have vision in only one eye. I tell patients who are in these situations to go ahead and use them," Dr. Peli says.