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Folding reading glasses explained

Lensmart 2022-08-01 14:33:20

Folding reading glasses come with benefits of reading glasses and the convenience of folding glasses. These glasses are generally designed to fold in half right at the nose bridge so the user can conveniently store them. These foldable glasses are an excellent option for those who prefer to bring small bags or pouches.


Those with eye problems who find prescription glasses uncomfortable can utilize folding reading glasses. If you are someone who needs glasses for specific things like distant objects and close texts but does not prefer using contact lenses, then foldable glasses are ideal for you. The same goes for people who frequently travel and have to read maps, guides, and restaurant menus. These scenarios are not just for longer durations. Hence, folding reading glasses might be beneficial, so you can take them off when not needed.


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Why do people choose folding reading glasses?

Bringing with you a bulky eyeglasses case can be disturbing sometimes. Hence, people opt for foldable glasses as they fit in small pouches and even someone's pocket. Additionally, people on the go who prefer to read outside usually use folding reading glasses. This is because they can immediately remove them after reading.


Also, it is common for people reaching the age of forty to develop some symptoms of presbyopia. This means that with age, the eyes become less flexible. It results in objects being clear from a distance but finds it hard to focus on texts up close. As a result, they turn to reading folding glasses.

 

Additionally, those who are into an active lifestyle can use folding reading glasses. While you're running and cycling and decide to read something on the way, you can just pull out the folding reading glasses from your pouch or pocket. This is handy compared to wearing them while doing outdoor activities.

 

Are folding reading glasses higher in price?

Like any other eyeglasses in the market, the cost of every folding reading glass depends on various aspects. Firstly, people can expect higher costs when the glasses come from known brands. Secondly, the material used for even eyeglasses will also affect its price. Some eyeglasses manufacturers use new technologies and durable materials, which could also mean a higher cost for every produced eyeglass.


Also, the prescription on the eyeglasses could be another factor affecting the cost of every pair. As you may know, these eyeglasses come with several types of lenses. The more complex the prescription, the higher the price.


What are the best folding reading glasses?

Reading eyeglasses are not like sunglasses that you can immediately buy from eye clinics. While you can purchase foldable frames, you still have to have the lenses corrected so they can be helpful in reading. This is just one of the things one must consider when purchasing these glasses.


Here are additional tips on what to look for in folding reading glasses:

1. Style. You can go for a classic look, square or rectangular-shaped eyeglasses. Similar to sunglasses, you can always expect variety with folding reading glasses. Some can be made of metal, plastic, or other materials.

 

2. Prescription. One needs to remember that these are not just mere folding glasses. They are also used in reading. With this, it might be beneficial to visit an eye doctor first to identify your prescription.

 

3. Additional accessories. In some cases, your folding reading glasses can come with accessories like a pendant that you can hang around your neck. Also, the manufacturer might even provide customized cases and small pouches for these folding reading glasses.

 

4. Price. As with any other product, one must assess how much it would cost to buy these glasses. As previously mentioned, there are factors to evaluate the cost of every folding reading glass.

 

5. Durability. Almost all eyeglasses manufacturers will claim that their products are durable. However, there is no evidence to prove their claims. You can see the materials used and their features when looking at labels and product descriptions. Besides those, it might also be ideal to research those materials and see for yourself if they prompt durability. Regardless of the product’s price, expensive or not, you will always want to get your money’s worth. After all, it's also a kind of investment on your part.