Ready Made Reading Glasses Save Savvy Boomers

 Hundreds of Dollars on Each Pair

When it comes to reading glasses most people believe they have two choices, one they go to the corner store and purchase a cheap pair of spectacles. Or two, they go to the local optical shop and spend a couple hundred dollars on a pair of reading glasses.

It came down to looking cheap, or feeling cheated. When it comes to custom prescription eyeglasses, a wearer can spend anywhere from $100 to $1,000 or more. The price will vary greatly depending on the style of frame and lens used.

A designer frame from brand names like Prada or Armani can cost a lot more than a sporty name brand, like Addidas or Candies. The frame alone can cost anywhere between $60 to $500 dollars.

People who are new to eyeglass shopping tend to believe that the price on the frame is the actual cost of the glasses. Unfortunately there is a whole other aspect to eyeglasses and the reason someone might need eyeglasses to begin with, the lenses.

Lenses come with many options that can easily skyrocket the cost of any pair of glasses. Anything from antireflective coating to transitional sun protection are considerations. The type of material used in a lens is usually dependant on the frame style chosen, lens add-ons, and personal preference.

For example, rimless eyeglasses must have polycarbonate lenses, as do childrenís eyewear. People with higher corrections may opt for a higher index material for thinner lenses and lighter weight.

Before you know it, that $80 frame you liked is turning into a $250 pair of eyeglasses, and that is being frugal. This may be necessary for a full time eyeglass wearer, but is it truly necessary for reading glasses?

We all know you get what you pay for, and when you put on a pair of $2.00 reading glasses, aside from feeling like you just blocked your pretty face with a $2.00 piece of plastic, the optics are usually sub-prime is those drugstore glasses as well.

So what is the best solution? Is there a middle of the road? A great pair of reading glasses that does not cost a fortune?

The great news is yes there is! Actually there is a whole bunch of them to choose from.

Some savvy eyeglass designers have realized that when it comes to lens options in reading glasses, they can be satisfy a majority of the population with a straightforward, aspheric, usually polycarbonate lens. This is because reading glasses are always low plus power, and have the same correction in each eye.

An example of one of these companies is EyeBobs the manufacturer and designer of some of the most fun and flashy designer reading glasses out there. All EyeBobs frames are of the same (and sometimes better) quality than you get at the optical shop, only with added features that make them easy to slip on and off. These features are because reading glasses are in constant motion, whereas your average pair of glasses are designed to be left on for a days entirety.

Another designer of reading glasses is Scojo New York. Originally founded by a New York optometrist and his business partner, this company became very popular for taking classic eyeglass designs and pre-manufacturing them into reading glasses.

There are a few other visionary designers that have brought amazing quality reading glasses to the everyday person at an incredible value. Such as Amy Sacks and Seeqa. is constantly involved in the optical community finding the best value in reading glasses so you always know where to go when you want that perfect pair of reading glasses.

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