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What Dollar Store Reading Glasses Are Missing

What Dollar Store Reading Glasses Are Missing

For millions of people around the world, one of the hallmark signs that age is catching up to you comes with the realization of “oh no… I think I need reading glasses.” One minute you’ve got the eyes of a 20-year-old and you’re able to see anything and everything with stunning clarity. The next minute you realize you’re holding that book just a few short inches from your face and you think “oh no… it happened. It finally happened. What do I do now?”

When this moment comes – and rest assured, it will come for us all – most people immediately begin looking for the quick-and-cheap option. Something that may not work incredibly well, but that works just enough to allow them to carry on with their day with minimal fuss. In most situations, this solution takes the form of a pair of dollar store reading glasses. An option that you can buy for a couple of bucks and carry on with your day, no muss, no fuss.

However, what you don’t realize is that drugstore reading glasses and similar types of solutions are actually missing a great deal that other options can dutifully provide. Remember that when it comes to your vision, you’re talking about something that is far too important to take for granted. You don’t just want to put a Band-Aid over the problem. You want to fix the problem altogether.

We’ve already discussed the downsides of cheap reading glasses. To get a better idea of why drugstore and dollar store reading glasses are NOT the solution you’ve been searching for, consider just a few of the following benefits that you’ll absolutely be missing out on.

It’s All About Quality

Perhaps the biggest thing that you’ll be missing out on when you choose to buy a pair of dollar store reading glasses and call it a day can be summed up in a single, simple word: quality. Dollar store reading glasses are designed with a very “one size fits all” mentality – they aren’t built to offer you the specific type of vision correction you need when you need it the most.

A lot of people figure this out almost immediately and, as a result, need to purchase multiple pairs with varying strengths depending on exactly what they’re trying to do at the moment. They’ve got a pair for reading in low light, a pair for watching TV, a pair for the office, etc. The issue is that you then have to remember A) which pair has which strength, and B) you need to actively work hard to bring the right pair with you when you head out into the world.

This often takes an already stressful situation and turns it into an irritating one, too, which is why a solution like adjustable focus reading glasses would be a far better fit for most people.

The Customer Service Factor

Another major factor that you’re missing out on by choosing that cheap pair of dollar store reading glasses has to do with customer service. Who, exactly, are you going to be able to turn to in the event that something goes wrong or that you have a question? The answer, more often than not, is “nobody.”

Look – nobody is saying that the people down at the drug store don’t know what they’re doing. They’re lovely people and they work very hard. But the problem is they’re not vision specialists – to assume otherwise is only doing you (and them) a disservice.

If you really want assistance when it comes to picking the right pair and you want to be able to get answers to important questions or have help solving important problems, you need to leave the dollar store behind and turn to the experts.

Special Features That Really Should Be Standard Features

Finally, dollar store and drugstore reading glasses are also missing a number of “special” features that really should be a standard inclusion in the first place.

Adjustable lens glasses, for example, have adjustable dials on the side that allow you to change the lens’ ability to focus depending on what you’re trying to do. If you’re reading a book, adjust the dial until your vision becomes clear. If you then want to start watching TV, just adjust the dial again and you’re ready to go.

You don’t need to take off one pair, hunt all over the house for another and THEN continue on with your life. With options like adjustable focus reading glasses, all you need is ONE pair to see as clearly and as precisely as you always have – end of story.

Along the same lines, you have features like blue light filtering – something that is becoming more important all the time thanks to the digital world that we’re now living in. A lot of people don’t realize that computer screens, mobile device screens, and similar sources are giving off a harsh blue light at all times. The longer you stare at your laptop or tablet, for example, the more likely you are to experience the negative effects of this light in action. Your eyes probably have to work harder to focus, or you find yourself getting frequent headaches that you never had a problem with before. It’s also probably messing with your sleeping patterns, but options like blue light blocking reading glasses filter out a significant amount of this light so it becomes something you just don’t have to worry about any longer.

Adlens: Let’s Take Your Glasses to the Next Level

It’s important to note that options like Adlens’ own UZOOM adjustable focus glasses are NOT designed to replace prescription eyewear. But if you’re in a position where dollar store reading glasses could conceivably be a good option for you, why not take things to the next level and purchase reading glasses that are an actual SOLUTION to the problem you’re now dealing with? Your vision is just too important to take any chances with, after all.

If you’d like to find out more about whether adjustable focus glasses are the right fit for you, we recommend that you make an appointment with your vision specialist to discuss things further. If you’d like to find out more information about our Adlens UZOOM adjustable focus glasses, please feel free to visit us today at

  • Jun 22, 2018
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