As happens on a monthly basis, one of our vendors sent us samples and among the new styles was a pair of eyeglasses that turned our perception upside down. Circle square glasses. For the next two days, it became the most hotly debated item we ever considered carrying. Half the camp swore they were too weird, and that nobody would ever wear them. The other half swore by them. We went as far as to come up with personality profiles of people who would dare. (Creative artists. High style fashionistas who follow countless style blogs and watch runway shows. Crafty people. Yoga and meditation disciples who were open to change. ) Though our Dear Leader and CEO Debby was at first in the "ridiculous" camp, she was never one to resist a good shopping binge. She ultimately hopped on the phone with said vendor and ordered a few dozen. As the circle square glasses attracted some negative troll attention on social media, they very quickly became our biggest sellers. We even heard that one of our customers was a millennial who posted them on his YouTube channel just to poke fun. One thing is undeniable. They stretch the imagination. Like key less cars and remote-less televisions, they redefine our expectation of shape and eyeglasses. Soon after we discovered that they were also being made with copious amounts of brilliant, shiny Swarovski crystals.
More and more customers have been seeking hidden bifocals. We created a brand new section and will be adding more styles in the coming months. It's important to note that there are a few types of Hidden Bifocals All have one thing in common: It appears to others that you are wearing regular glasses. Of course, if anyone took a good look in bright sunlight, they may be able to tell.
- Progressives: (also known as No-Line Bifocals) Beware! No-Line bifocals are NOT simply a bifocal with no line. It is an industry term for something VERY specific. No Line bifocals have THREE strengths. The strongest is on the bottom of the lens, and the weakest is on top. The transition from one strength to the next is gradual, and it will appear to others that you are wearing regular glasses. The gradient tends to be much smoother in progressives. After all, the lens is transitioning from one strength to another slightly weaker strength, whereas straight up bifocals require blending from one strength to NO strength. Pros: Smoothest transition available. Cons: Not good for people who want CLEAR NO STRENGTH on top. You an view our Multi Focal Progressive Readers in this separate category.
- Inner Bifocal: This means the bifocal is placed on the inside of the lens, so when others look at you they generally can't see the line. However, YOU as the wearer will be able to see the line. Cons: Some people are annoyed by the line. This might be what brought you to this page in the first place! For example, when you look distance through the un-magnified top lens, the line in your periphery may bother the heck out of you. Pros: That line clearly demarcates where the clear part ends and the reader begins. There is no "blurry" blended area and some people find it's easier for their eyes to adjust. Our Inner and Hidden bifocals can be viewed in this category.
- Blended Bifocal: The bifocal is also fused to the inside of the lens. However, the line is "smoothed" over, so the transition from reading area to the clear area is gradual. As with all blended bifocals, others will usually not be able to discern that you're wearing bifocals. Pros: If you as the wearer can't stand perceiving the bifocal line, you won't have that issue. Cons: There is a blurry area between the reader and the clear area. It's only a millimeter or so. However, some people find it interferes with how their eyes adjust.
When most people call us to ask if we have No Line bifocals, they are usually thinking blended bifocals. Our Inner and Hidden bifocals can be viewed in this category.
Hot for 2020. Transparant and transclucent frames. Just a sample of styles below, or you can visit our see through reader category>>
DebSpecs multi focal progressive (no-line) reading glasses make trendy and innovative gifts for under $30. With THREE separate strengths in one lens, you can use the same pair of glasses to see papers, your phone, and your computer monitor. Over a dozen trendy frames now available.
~ (hanging from gift bag): Mission progressive mutli focals $25.95
DebSpecs readers make handsome yet practical gifts for men, and the items shown range from $13 to $26. No, you don't have to break the bank to purchase a generous, quality present. Perfect for secret santas, stocking stuffers, or affordable quality gifts for your friends, co-workers and family. Especially "suited" for the sharp dressed man. Pun intended. Shown above:
~Alert Blended Bifocal Readers $15.95
~ Mission multi-focal progressive $25.95
~ Big Boss for $13.95
~Corp optical wire rim $16.95
~Lifeline half-eye readers $14.95