“It’s an epidemic. I’ve met 30-year-old men who need glasses for presbyopia.” This is what my uncle used to say whenever he’d visit and see me glued to my screen.
I’m lucky to have nearly 20/20 vision. But I spend a considerable amount of time using these old things above my nose.
I put a lot of strain on my eyes. One day, after spending 16 hours writing, reading and editing, I noticed that the room around me looked kinda blurry.
It was finally time to hunt for men’s reading glasses!
If you’re a bibliophile, you want to continue to read your Kindle without getting headaches, blurry vision or damaging your eyesight permanently.
Read on to learn about why you may need readers and which men’s reading glasses are the best.
Why do you need men’s reading glasses?
The modern man spends the majority of his time:
- Working in front of a PC
- Watching Netflix
On top of that, our lifestyles keep us inside. We rarely go out and let our eyes relax.
There are plenty of natural ways to combat this. From proper posture to looking away every few minutes to going for long walks (things you should be doing anyway).
If you want something quick and easy to use, grabbing yourself a proper pair of men’s reading glasses is your best bet.
But what kind of men’s reading glasses should you get?
Prescription Glasses vs. Reading Glasses
First of all, if you have issues with your eyes all day, be it a blurry vision, short-sightedness or presbyopia, you should talk to your doctor.
You might need prescription glasses. These are custom-made to fit your face perfectly and help with your specific situation.
Disclaimer: It goes without saying, this isn’t medical advice. We encourage you to visit your doctor. You want to be able to read for many years to come!
But, if you find yourself leaning in only when you’re reading, then a pair of reading glasses will do just fine.
You can find reading glasses online or at a drugstore. Readers are much cheaper than prescription glasses, but they still get the job done!
And, you can find all sorts of men’s designer reading glasses that look really cool!
Now, the question is are you looking for men’s bifocal glasses or non-bifocal?
What’s the Difference Between Bifocal and Non-bifocal Glasses?
It’s crucial to choose the correct lenses for your glasses, depending on what you need.
- A non-bifocal lense works pretty much like a magnifying glass.
- The bifocal lenses have a separation, where the top half is for long distances while the bottom half is to help you see things up close.
I personally use non-bifocal lenses so I don’t have to strain my eyes when I’m spending hours writing blog posts (like this one!).
Once you decide what type of lenses you need, it’s time to choose a quality pair of men’s reading glasses.
What to Look For in Men’s Reading Glasses
You don’t want to randomly grab yourself a pair of glasses from the drug store and call it a day.
Your glasses are a long-term investment and that means you have to do your research!
Poor quality means that your readers will be wobbly, the lenses will fall off, and they’ll break in no time.
But don’t worry, we’ve done the research for you. Here’s what you should look for when searching for a new pair of glasses.
1. Lightweight. Your glasses will be in your pocket all day. You want to effortlessly put them on and barely notice they’re there!
2. Quality spring hinges. I had a pair of glasses that became unusable after my dad tried them out… He has a very big head!
3. Large, clear lens. Yes, we’re going for affordable. But we’re also going for quality. And quality, affordable glasses don’t cheap out on their lenses.
4. Stylish. Oh, I know. What can I say? I like whatever is on my face to make me look good. Sue me!
Best Men’s Reading Glasses
So, what are the best reading glasses for men? We have a few suggestions.
These bad boys check everything on the list.
They’re super flexible and stylish. My favorite thing is they come in a very nice, card-like case that can fit on your keychain.
Their nose pads can be adjusted so they’ll never fall off your face (and in your soup… Definitely didn’t happen to me…)
Grab the DOUBLETAKE reading glasses if you like the classic look. I specifically like these readers because they have a metal frame — meaning they last a long time.
And yes, you can get two for the price of one!
I can’t say enough good words about these readers. I spend the majority of my time in front of my laptop and even the best blue light filter didn’t make a difference.
But the glasses did. I chose the ones with No Power but the scale goes from zero to 3.
If you’re traveling, these glasses come in handy. They’re slim and have a cool mechanism that lets you push the glasses out of the case.
5. Samba Shades
Samba Shades are bifocal sunglasses. These are a versatile pair of readers you can use when you’re out and about.
They work like regular sunglasses, but they have almost-Invisible optic powers at the bottom of their lens.
Still can’t decide which men’s reading glasses to get? We have another post about the best reading glasses of 2019. You’ll find more details and options there!
You NEED a Good Pair of Men’s Reading Glasses
Listen, I tried to go without glasses for a long time. I thought that since I had perfect eyesight, I didn’t need them.
But dryness, eye strain, headaches, and more will occur if you spend a lot of time reading or working in front of a screen.
If you don’t protect your eyes NOW, then in 10 or 20 years, you might develop permanent problems. And at that point, a pair of reading glasses won’t be enough.
As a man, I know what you’re thinking: “Glasses will make me look like a dork/geek/nerd.”
I considered that for a second but then I realized it’s a lazy, unfounded stereotype.
Forget about what people will think — invest in a quality pair of readers, and protect your eyes.
Besides, some of them are super stylish!
I want to be able to read, write, and work for many years. Even when I’m 70 or 80. By ensuring that I have the best men’s reading glasses, I know I’ll be able to do that.
P.S. I’m curious to see which reader you’ll pick. Go on our facebook page and post your picture wearing them!
There’s a solution that can protect your eyes AND allow you to keep reading and writing.
Yup, you guessed it. We’re talking about reading glasses.
About the Author
George Kourakos is an ad-man by day, a writer by night. He is a mathematician with a creative side. Working full time as a copywriter, George wants to explore his creative side by writing about his favorite topics.