“It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single person in possession of reading glasses, looks immediately cleverer.” — Jane Austen (and me, a bit)
When recent acquaintances see me with my glasses on for the first time – I mostly wear contacts – the reaction is usually the same: they say I look like a true nerd, and everyone finally concedes to give me the bookworm award without further ado, as if my love for books finally made more sense for everyone. It is true: wearing glasses makes you look instantly like an intellectual, and although they can become a bit of a nuisance if you fall asleep on your face, or if you have already been through all other reading positions and you’re now left to read on your side, they don’t have to be boring. Reading glasses can be – should be – a way to express your own unique personality.
The bookworm effect is already on, as long as the glasses are on; now, all you need to do is chose the perfect pair for you. Here are a few suggestions, for all tastes and needs, all under $30.
Stylish Reading Glasses
Let’s start with style! If you are looking for a pair of reading glasses which will get people’s attention, look original, and make you feel altogether cool, I have gathered a few that fit those requirements.
In this batch, there’s a little bit of everything: square for $22, roundish pink, tortoise square, or red for $24.99. For a more delicate look, you can either choose the lovely round tortoise for only $15 or the cute matte red for $26.
Out Of The Ordinary, But Not Too Flashy
These are perfect if you prefer reading glasses which stand out a bit, but are not exaggeratedly out of the ordinary, so you can both blend in and make an impression.
Look at all these beautiful shades! Tortoise, dark blue and yellow, and light blue, for $22 each. Dark blue and transparent for $18.99, dark blue and brown for $15.99 and round black and white for $22.
These are some of my personal favourites: classy but still rocking! Prices? $15 for the flowery ones, $9 (yes, that’s right!) for the transparent, $19.50 for the green ones, $26 for the black ones adorned with light shades, and $19 for the cool gray ones!
Now, if you like to make an impression everywhere you go, these will most definitely be the right choice! Not made for the shy ones!
The first pair is actually called The Bookworm, so if you are brave enough to bet on a pair of round glasses, you can have them for $18.95, or you can choose the pair with tinted glass, which will come in handy to read at the beach, for $20,95. More of a cat-style person? The tiger-coloured ones cost $14.95.
Black And Sober
If you enjoy a more sober look, you might opt for black, sturdy glasses, like the ones below.
Frames for readers who need bifocal glasses don’t have to be expensive, nor boring. Here are a few examples!
Cheap Reading Glasses
Are you on a budget, or just not bothered to spend much money on a pair of glasses? The options below range from as cheap as $6 and don’t go over $15; you’ll be sure to find something that suits your taste and needs.
With so many frames to choose from, so many options that you can even match with your clothes, or mood, reading glasses can become more than just a necessity: they can be a personal statement. Want to make it even more fun? Check out these reading glasses accessories.