I keep insisting that I’m going to get by for reading with glasses from the drugstore. So far, so good. I spend maybe $20 a year to keep myself in specs. I’m really good at breaking them.
Like just about everything else I have a terrible time finding reading glasses that fit me. I have a very small head, but a very wide nose bridge (broken 3 times now, but not lately, thank you very much!).
When we were buying last minute things for our hike this summer I decided to look at the reading glasses display because some of the maps we were taking had VERY small print. Imagine my surprise when I tried on this pair that was narrow enough for my face, and had a wide nose section! They are stronger than I needed by 2 settings, but I got them anyway, since I don’t use them much on hikes.
They actually also look rather stylish with that little decorative section at the temples.
Best of all, they were marked down to $7.99 from MSRP of $14.00.
I am impressed by how well these are holding up. I keep my glasses on top of my head which exposes them to a lot of damage, especially on hikes. But these held up fine. The hinges are still tight and the lenses aren’t scratched. Of course that could happen any time. They are plastic, of course. But these are certainly as good as any reading glasses, and better than a lot that I’ve bought.
I used them the whole hike and could read everything on the maps! I was a little concerned that they might bother my eyes and that I’d need to keep the stronger lenses when I got home, but that was not the case. I now keep these in my desk and use them for the really fine print!
These were purchased in New York state. Don’t know if the company distributes elsewhere. I found other styles made by Readers Plus on line at Go-Optic.com. These are all in the $50-60 range. So apparently they make better quality reading glasses as well.
The tag says Al Lehrhoff Sales, Inc, Dover, NJ, but I don’t know if that’s a maker or a distributor.