Where do you keep your eyeglasses?

ncbetz

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Hi,

I have recently been prescribed reading glasses, so naturally I have some questions. Since I got readers I am taking them on and off a lot.

My questions are mainly geared to people with readers.
  1. Where do you keep your glasses when your not wearing them at home?
  2. What about on the go? Your pocket? I assume in a case? Is it bulky to have the frames, keys, phone, and wallet in your pocket?
  3. Do lanyards work? I for sure don't want to do the librarian look.
  4. Should I wash them often? With what?
Thanks,
Noah
 

ardchoille50

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Hi,

I have recently been prescribed reading glasses, so naturally I have some questions. Since I got readers I am taking them on and off a lot.

My questions are mainly geared to people with readers.
  1. Where do you keep your glasses when your not wearing them at home?
  2. What about on the go? Your pocket? I assume in a case? Is it bulky to have the frames, keys, phone, and wallet in your pocket?
  3. Do lanyards work? I for sure don't want to do the librarian look.
  4. Should I wash them often? With what?
Thanks,
Noah
#3 Yes, lanyards work. Try not to worry about the opinions of others, your value as a person isn't based on the opinions of strangers. If it works, and it's not harming others, go with it :)
 

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#3 Yes, lanyards work. Try not to worry about the opinions of others, they're going to form their opinions regardless and your value as a person isn't based on the opinions of strangers. If it works, and it's not harming others, go with it :)
Thanks, good to know and some good words to remember.

Nope I wear them constanty
Thanks. I thought it could make your eyes worse if you used it for distance...
 
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I honestly don't know where I keep mine. They're around here somewhere. Maybe someday I'll find them when I'm looking for something else.

Could be in the toaster for all I know. :p
 
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On my face...
As do I.

Always on my face. But my eyes are so bad I'm effectively blind without.

Carry a small bag. Its quite convenient to be able to carry a few things with you, including your glasses in a case.
Again, pretty much my situation, although I don't actually need glasses for reading, just for virtually everything else..

And, yes, I have lanyards, although I only use them when travelling.

However, I have a leather case for my spares, - which is soft and easy to carry, and doesn't take up too much room (following recommendations on this very forum, I ordered it from the Colonel Littleton company), which I sometimes carry in a breast pocket of a shirt or a jacket.

Sometimes, my briefcase will also play host to the glasses case.
 
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Hi,

I have recently been prescribed reading glasses, so naturally I have some questions. Since I got readers I am taking them on and off a lot.

My questions are mainly geared to people with readers.
  1. Where do you keep your glasses when your not wearing them at home?
  2. What about on the go? Your pocket? I assume in a case? Is it bulky to have the frames, keys, phone, and wallet in your pocket?
  3. Do lanyards work? I for sure don't want to do the librarian look.
  4. Should I wash them often? With what?
Thanks,
Noah
In the house, always take them off and put them in the same place, unless you want the fun of going looking for them. Lanyards work very well. You'll have to decide on face, and when lanyards vs going in a case works best. As a rule cases don't fit well in pockets unless they are crew style pockets. Clean them with wet cloths or microfiber sheet, or the the sleeve of your T shirt. ;)

I'm curious you said you were prescribed for reading glasses, are you speaking of real prescription glasses or drug store cheaters? If prescription glasses, bifocals with the bottom portion corrected, but the top uncorrected, you can save a ton of money by going with the cheater route. And if this applies, I'd go with purchasing online bifocal cheaters. Those are more functional. I found some bifocal cheater sun glasses online. Those are great! The selection in drug stores are crap these days.

Regarding glasses in general, if you start out 20-20, but suffer normal age related deterioration, the more you can get by without wearing distance correction glasses the stronger your eyes will remain. That does not apply to reading glasses, you need what you need to read comfortably. Oh yea, as referenced have a spare. :)

Edit: clarified
 
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Regarding glasses in general, the more you can get by without wearing distance correction glasses the stronger your eyes will remain. That does not apply to reading glasses, you need what you need to read comfortably. Oh yea, as referenced have a spare. :)
Well, when I was a kid neither of my parents had ever needed glasses, so it never occurred to them that I might.

Hence, their stupefaction when some form of district nurse showed up at the door suggesting that I might need to have my eyes examined and tested. Anyway, it was at school, and I was around six or seven, and, somehow, a teacher - and, this nurse, had worked out that I didn't really see the blackboard, or, more to the point, couldn't even see, let alone read, what was written on it.

Hence the visit, a subsequent eye examination, and glasses on my nose since I was seven.

In truth, once you get to around six inches from my nose, without glasses, I have noticed that the world gets very blurry very quickly indeed, something that has always been the case.
 
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Well, when I was a kid neither of my parents had ever needed glasses, so it never occurred to them that I might.

Hence, their stupefaction when some form of district nurse showed up at the door suggesting that I might need to have my eyes examined and tested. Anyway, it was at school, and I was around six or seven, and, somehow, a teacher - and, this nurse, had worked out that I didn't really see the blackboard, or, more to the point, couldn't even see, let alone read, what was written on it.

Hence the visit, a subsequent eye examination, and glasses on my nose since I was seven.

In truth, once you get around six inches from my nose, without glasses, the world gets very blurry very quickly and that has always been the case.
My suggestion was based on people who don't start off needing glasses as children, but who start out 20-20 and suffer normal vision deterioration with aging. I'll clarify my precious post.
 

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Always on my face. But my eyes are so bad I'm effectively blind without.

Carry a small bag. Its quite convenient to be able to carry a few things with you, including your glasses in a case.
I may start carrying around a bag.
I honestly don't know where I keep mine. They're around here somewhere. Maybe someday I'll find them when I'm looking for something else.

Could be in the toaster for all I know. :p
Hehe, I am the type who has to know where everything is at all times. :D
As do I.



Again, pretty much my situation, although I don't actually need glasses for reading, just for virtually everything else..

And, yes, I have lanyards, although I only use them when traveling.

However, I have a leather case for my spares, - which is soft and easy to carry, and doesn't take up too much room (following recommendations on this very forum, I ordered it from the Colonel Littleton company), which I sometimes carry in a breast pocket of a shirt or a jacket.

Sometimes, my briefcase will also play host to the glasses case.
Hmm, I will be sure to check that company out.
I'm curious you said you were prescribed for reading glasses, are you speaking of real prescription glasses or drug store cheaters? If prescription glasses, bifocals with the bottom portion corrected, but the top uncorrected, you can save a ton of money by going with the cheater route. And if this applies, I'd go with purchasing online bifocal cheaters. Those are more functional. I found some bifocal cheater sun glasses online. Those are great! The selection in drug stores are crap these days.
I am talking real prescription glasses. I guess technically these are not readers, but that's all I need them for. I have some issue with my eyes focusing muscle and I only need to use them for reading.
In truth, once you get to around six inches from my nose, without glasses, I have noticed that the world gets very blurry very quickly indeed, something that has always been the case.
This is similar to what I expirienced.
I have a case that I use when I'm traveling. Other than that, I don't use a case.
Hm, thanks! I am dong to do the same.
 

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I may start carrying around a bag.

Hehe, I am the type who has to know where everything is at all times. :D

Hmm, I will be sure to check that company out.

I am talking real prescription glasses. I guess technically these are not readers, but that's all I need them for. I have some issue with my eyes focusing muscle and I only need to use them for reading.

This is similar to what I expirienced.

Hm, thanks! I am dong to do the same.
Check out cheaters to use as spares. :)
 

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Hmm, I will be sure to check that company out.
I found them very good, if somewhat expensive; but I don't much like the hard cases that are normally supplied with glasses, and when I realised that Colonel Littleton - who make superb products - made leather eyeglass cases, I bought one, and have used it for the past few years almost daily.

My spares - which are actually prescription sunglasses - are in it, and I swop them around as needed.

I am talking real prescription glasses.
Yes, as am I.

Where my eyes are concerned, I prefer to go the proper prescription route, and thus, personally, I wouldn't buy 'drug store cheaters'.
 
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I wear glasses pretty much all waking hours of the day. My eyes can't handle contacts for more than a few hours so generally my glasses are on my face or on my nightstand.

My dad however has drug store reading glasses. His tactic might be more applicable. He keeps them everywhere. In his desks, briefcase, jackets, the kitchen drawer, coffee table in the family room, in glove compartments of all the cars, etc. The real secret he has uncovered (in his brilliance) is storing a pair in all of my mom's commonly used purses. That way whenever he is out and about with her, he will have a pair glasses.

Hell, he probably has a pair in my apartment somewhere (200mi away).
 

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I have two "current" prescriptions, and one older pair that I've kept for convenience. Instead of tri-focals, I have one pair for distance, and one pair for medium range (using the computer). When any are not on my face, they are in cases left at strategic places: at my computers (home and work), where I read (extra pair in my home "office" - TMI, I know), in the lunch bag I take to work, at my recliner (for overnight storage).

I rarely wash them with eyeglass cleaner. They do make glasses that are split over the nose, and attach magnetically, with the "ear pieces" connected behind your neck. You separate them at the nose, and drop them to your sternum.
 
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Check out cheaters to use as spares. :)
I am not familiar with cheaters... Do you just grab the first pair you see, or do you get a different pair depending on your prescription?
I found them very good, if somewhat expensive; but I don't much like the hard cases that are normally supplied with glasses, and when I realised that Colonel Littleton - who make superb products - made leather eyeglass cases, I bought one, and have used it for the past few years almost daily.

My spares - which are actually prescription sunglasses - are in it, and I swop them around as needed.



Yes, as am I.

Where my eyes are concerned, I prefer to go the proper prescription route, and thus, personally, I wouldn't buy 'drug store cheaters'.
I agree, the idea of buying cheaters from the drug store is not appealing.
I wear glasses pretty much all waking hours of the day. My eyes can't handle contacts for more than a few hours so generally my glasses are on my face or on my nightstand.

My dad however has drug store reading glasses. His tactic might be more applicable. He keeps them everywhere. In his desks, briefcase, jackets, the kitchen drawer, coffee table in the family room, in glove compartments of all the cars, etc. The real secret he has uncovered (in his brilliance) is storing a pair in all of my mom's commonly used purses. That way whenever he is out and about with her, he will have a pair glasses.

Hell, he probably has a pair in my apartment somewhere (200mi away).
Haha, I would love to go this route if it was cheaper to buy prescription glasses.
I have two "current" prescriptions, and one older pair that I've kept for convenience. Instead of tri-focals, I have one pair for distance, and one pair for medium range (using the computer). When any are not on my face, they are in cases left at strategic places: at my computers (home and work), where I read (extra pair in my home "office" - TMI, I know), in the lunch bag I take to work, at my recliner (for overnight storage).

I rarely wash them with eyeglass cleaner. They do make glasses that are split over the nose, and attach magnetically, with the "ear pieces" connected behind your neck. You separate them at the nose, and drop them to your sternum.
I am looking into doing the same thing (getting a pair for bedroom, office, workplace office, and living room.
 

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I am not familiar with cheaters... Do you just grab the first pair you see, or do you get a different pair depending on your prescription?

I agree, the idea of buying cheaters from the drug store is not appealing.

Haha, I would love to go this route if it was cheaper to buy prescription glasses.

I am looking into doing the same thing (getting a pair for bedroom, office, workplace office, and living room.
I now buy mine online just because of a much richer selection, however, you need to get a feel for the strength you need which is labeled as +.75 to +3 or more. Typical drug store displays include sample text so you can try them and read and see which strength is appropriate. Or just bring a magazine with you. :)

There are three solutions , a large lense, a slit lense (very narrow), and a bifocal lense. The large lense is good for reading, but, then you have to remove them for distance vision. The narrow one allows you to read, but look over the top of them for distance. My preference, which I believe you'll usually only find online are the bifocals, lenses which for cheaters are uncorrected glass with small sections at the bottom that are corrected, similar to you prescription glasses.

I started with +1 when I first started wearing cheaters 2 decades ago, but am now up in the +2.5 range. Oddly enough my distance vision has held up rather well, but is no longer 20-20, instead 20-40 to 20-60 my last exam. I can drive without glasses except sometimes at night, so I keep my prescription glasses with me for when necessary. These are the last pair of cheaters I purchased. They are light weight and feel great!

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B008AKVEGG/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1

 
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I just turned 46, and now need reading glasses for TINY stuff. Just last week I bought two reading glasses. One is on my desk at work and the other on my desk at home. Both are in a glasses case.

Thus far when I'm in the go, I haven't needed them.

Back in 2004, I had Lasik surgery. It was the best money I've spent...