ThinOPTICS Reading Glasses review

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It’s a fact of life. As we get older it’s not a question of “if”, it’s a question of when; when we will need reading glasses or “readers”. For me that time came suddenly. A result of my recent Lasik “Monovision” surgery now requires me to use reading glasses for very small print. After a few searches for small, foldable reading glasses, I stumbled across ThinOPTICS. These readers are unique in that they don’t have arms that go over your ears, they just adhere to the bridge of your nose.

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At first, I was skeptical that they would stay in place but after I received them, I found that they do indeed stay put. You stretch the flexible frames outwards from the bridge, place them where you want on your nose and they do stay in place. The glasses come in 3 magnification strengths; 1.5, 2.0, and 2.5. They also come in six different colors but let’s face it, you aren’t going to be making a fashion statement with these babies hanging on the bridge of your nose.

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The glasses come with a self-adhesive case where you pinch them slightly and slide them in. I have two pairs where I stuck one to the back of my IPad and the other I left loose where I can easily tuck them in my pants pocket for easy access. You can also opt for an IPhone or Samsung Galaxy case with the ThinOPTICS case permanently attached.

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The best part about these glasses is the size and ultra-light weight. Instead of the Granny/Grandpa string glasses hanging around your neck, these are tucked away out of sight, and easily accessible when you need them.

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The 2nd best part is if you buy them directly from the ThinOPTICS website or at a registered retail outlet, the normal 90-day warranty is extended to a LIFETIME warranty. In short, I love mine but be forewarned that you may be mistaken for Benjamin Franklin with these stuck to the bridge of your nose.

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I’ve been using these for just about a month now and I’ve even bought some for some friends. The consensus is that they all love having their readers always accessible. I actually went for the IPhone 6 case with the built in holder. Surprisingly, it was no thicker than my old case even with the holder attached. If you wear readers, you will feel secure knowing you will always have them on hand, as long as you don’t lose your phone! Thumbs up.

Source: The sample for this review was purchased by me from the ThinOPTICS website. Visit their site for more info and Amazon to price check / order.

 

Product Information

Price:$24.95 for glasses and universal case. $34.95 for IPhone or Samsung Galaxy case
Manufacturer:ThinOPTICS
Retailer:Amazon
Pros:
  • Compact, lightweight, functional, and a lifetime warranty.
Cons:
  • They take some getting used to as they do pinch the bridge of your nose slightly in order to stay in place.
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{ 9 comments… add one }
  • Jhon May 30, 2016, 3:20 am

    I picked up these a few months ago as “emergency” reading glasses in case mine broke or were otherwise unavailable.

    They are more expensive than my ACTUAL reading glasses — which was almost a deal killer for me. But I wasn’t paying for day-to-day reading glasses — I was paying for a backup pair which took up virtually no space and would always have with me.

    In the last few months, they have saved my butt twice. Worth every cent.

    (btw, I got mine at Fry’s Electronics as an “impulse buy”.

  • DawnS May 30, 2016, 10:50 am

    Very interesting. I think you sold me on giving these a try. Good review!

  • Aunt Mary May 30, 2016, 12:53 pm

    Great job! I’m ready to go shopping!
    love you…

  • Douglas June 2, 2016, 11:21 pm

    The thing is you need a large diopter glasses. +22 diopter to be exact. Diopters do add linear, so you can stack multiple, but reading glasses typically have +2,+3 diopter (the largest I came about was +8!) so you would need a bunch of them rendering this solution impractical.

  • Mike June 7, 2016, 3:53 pm

    I bought a pair almost a year ago, and got good use out of them. Somehow I broke the clear plastic “nose pad”. I emailed the company, and they sent a replacement pair out the next day. Good customer service, and a useful product, although not comfortable enough to be my only pair of reading glasses. I still do like a full size pair if I’m reading the Sunday paper or a paperback novel.

  • Richard Martin July 1, 2016, 12:16 am

    A modern re-creation of an old style of glasses know as a pince-nez.

  • kelly October 20, 2016, 1:01 pm

    Do you know if wireless charging will work on a phone that has a thin optics case on the back? I have a Note 5 with a thin optics case, and am wanting a wireless charger. Any thoughts/experience on this?

  • Julian November 25, 2016, 2:38 pm

    One of the attractions to me is the lifetime warranty, but I’m a bit dubious about it. Do you know how much their shipping is on replacement glasses? Some places will claim that they have a “lifetime warranty” but it’s really a way to lure you into a lifetime pf purchasing their product at a slight discount as they put the screws to you on shipping and handling.

    • Neil Henning November 25, 2016, 3:13 pm

      I actually had to use the warranty on one of the 3 pairs I bought (Nose bridge broke off). They promptly shipped the replacement without charging me shipping charges and did not want the broken pair back.

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