When it comes to reading with your glasses, there are several options to consider - Bifocals, Readers, Progressives, Granny Glasses!
Read below to learn how Zenni can accommodate your visual reading needs:
Reading glasses may either be prescription or over-the-counter. Over-the-counter reading glasses are the same power in both eyes, and often use powers such as +1.00, +1.50, +2.00, or +2.50 (or quarter steps in between). Prescription reading glasses are tailored to you, and may require some math to order. Check out how to order prescription reading glasses here.
Granny reading glasses
These small reading glasses, also known as half frame reading glasses are worn low on the nose bridge so you can easily peer over the top when viewing at distance. To select these small frames at Zenni you need to look for the shortest lens heights. Use the FILTER, found on the left-hand side of the page when you click on any glasses category, under Size > Lens Height to select extra-small (21-27 mm).
Bifocals have two viewing areas divided by a visible line: a larger viewing area for distance with a smaller segment for reading. If you would like a pair of bifocals with no correction in the main lens and computer or reading vision in the bifocal segment lens, select a lens that is at least 30 millimeters tall. Then simply leave the Sphere category for OD (right) and OS (left) at 0.00, and put your reading or computer-vision correction in the NV-ADD section.
Standard progressives - multi-focal lenses with three viewing areas: distance-, intermediate-, and near-vision. Unlike bifocals, there is no visible line between each viewing area. They have a seamless, invisible design where the power “progressively” changes throughout the lens.
Near-Range Progressives - offer greater comfort and visual clarity within 3 feet. They are designed for those who spend long periods at a desk or other confined workspace. With a wider field of up-close vision, this specialized lens is great for prolonged reading, using hand-held devices like mobile phones and tablets, detail work like sewing, as well as heavy computer use and reading.
Mid-Range Progressives - feature narrower near-range vision with greater mid-range vision for comfort and visual clarity within 10-14 feet. This lens is designed for those who need enhanced up-close vision with the ability to see the entire room more clearly. This specialized lens is great for those who work in an office environment because it not only helps you see the computer clearly, it allows you to see around a conference room.