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The Perfect Pair: How to Choose Reading Glasses

The Perfect Pair: How to Choose Reading Glasses

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The good news? There’s no better way to pull off an air of chic intelligence than with the right pair of specs. Finding the proper frames to fit your face will add a timeless and polished accessory to your daily dressing routine. Even better, your new perfect pair will come equipped with quality features like blue light filtering lenses or increased magnification. Once you decide which pair of reading glasses are just right, you’ll be ready for that Zoom meeting in style.

By following these few simple steps, you’ll be seeing clearly in no time:

1. Determine what strength your next pair of reading glasses should be.

First things first: what strength lenses are you shopping for? Reading glasses strength can vary and the options are potentially confusing if this is your first pair. Even if you’ve been using magnification glasses or readers for years, it’s always important to check your vision annually. By testing your vision with printable diopter test pages, trying on reading glasses of different strengths or visiting your eye care provider for some up to date stats, you will be well on your way to finding your signature strength.

2. Express yourself and your style through color, shape and fit.

Now that you're armed with the knowledge of proper lens strength, you can let your personality shine by finding your must-have frames. From classics like round glasses to funky cat-eye frames, there’s a style that honors you perfectly. You can further tailor your specs to your style by choosing a frame pattern or color that speaks to you.Go with timeless tortoise shell glasses for subdued style or pick a bright hue that makes you stand out.

Not sure which way to take your optical self-expression? Our glasses style finder will guide you through the plethora of options and make picking your perfect new glasses fun and simple. You can also reference some of your favorite eyewear tastemakers — Oprah, anyone? — for inspiration.

3. Pick the perfect lenses for your needs and lifestyle.

Goodbye, eye strain and dry eyes! Hello, stylish frames with anti-reflective coating and blue light reducing technology! Pay attention to the different types of reading glasses out there. Our blue light readers filter over 40% of high-energy visible blue light*, our baked-in technology works to prevent symptoms of digital eye strain**, help reduce the chance of headaches, and help alleviate tired eyes. 

4. Order your new pair of glasses and become best friends with your postal carrier.

Now that you’ve settled on a pair that’s all you, it’s time to place your order with a trusted and affordable provider, like Peepers.

5. Rock your new frames.

Confidently take that next Zoom meeting or cocktail hour knowing how polished and together you look in those new frames. And remember, reading glasses are a functional accessory just like that perfect bag or pair of shoes. It’s even better when you have some options to choose from!

Brunette male wearing Orion

Unlike other clothing and accessory staples, your reading glasses are a prominent piece of your wardrobe. So go ahead and dress them up, take a selfie, read a good book and feel confident in your exceptional eyewear taste. 


*Spectral Analysis Tested in high-energy short-wavelength 400 to 450 nm visible light **Computer vision syndrome, also referred to as digital eye strain, describes a group of eye and vision-related problems that result from prolonged computer, tablet, e-reader and cell phone use by the American Optometric Association. Computer vision syndrome. 2017. (Accessed February 9, 2021)