Vision After 40 – Sneaky Ways to Hide Those Reading Glasses


So you have decided against wearing reading glasses. You have noticed your near vision declining for years, but you are dead set against perching granny glasses on the end of your nose. As far as you are concerned, aging is hard enough; you certainly do not want to make yourself look older before your time. Luckily, there are many alternatives to conventional reading glasses.

A magnifying lens is a convenient answer to reading up close. This little gem is the size and shape of a credit card, so you can tuck it in a pocket or wallet for easy access. At a moment’s notice, you will be reading away, without glasses.

Another great choice for making reading easier is the pendant magnifier. Wear it around your neck and make a statement. With a wide variety of styles and materials available (some trimmed with sparkly stones!), this is a beautiful, yet practical addition to your jewelry collection.

Lorgnettes are not just for the opera anymore. This choice affords you the ease and comfort of effortless reading, with the style and look of a trendy accessory. You can find frame in shiny metallics or bright plastics, mounted on handles or hung on chains.

As modern technology gets more advanced, some gadgets have gotten smaller. Cell phones, for instance, now weigh just a few ounces. With the benefit of a compact size comes the detriment of a harder-to-read display. Numbers and symbols are difficult to see on the tiny screens. Reading texts is next to impossible if you are presbyopic. But with a phone monocle, these problems are a thing of the past. This device fits over a phone display to magnify the data underneath. It fits both cell phones and cordless home phones, so if you are relaxing at home, you won’t need to guess who is on the other end of the phone. You can just glance through the phone monocle and know for sure.

With all the stylish, yet functional choices in magnifying eyewear, maybe you will think being presbyopic is not so bad after all.

Suzanne Hughes believes reading glasses should be fun and fashionable. And she understands that sometimes an understated or more compact reading option is in order. Visit her at to see a full assortment of devices to help you read easier.

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