Like clockwork, after I turned 40, I suddenly needed to move things away from me in order to see/read. My initial purchase of readers was for work only ... until I realized I needed them at home, in the car ... everywhere. In the past five years I have purchased some 10 - 15 readers of varying quality and most of them have been broken by falling off my head (when not in use). Not ready to go the "granny leash" route, I just figured the expense of buying new readers was going to be part of my budget ... until a co-worker showed up one day, a pair of magnet readers hanging around his neck with the lenses separated. After my co-worker demonstrated the benefits of these odd glasses, I had to get a pair for myself. The problem with most drugstore readers is that they are cheap and flimsy, ensuring the likelihood of future purchases. These glasses are designed to be practical, stylish and durable. Magnetic readers have some unique features that separate them from the drugstore readers: - The stems of these are connected by a plastic band (not a leash) that allows the wearer to let the glasses hang around his/her neck when not in use. Unlike a leash, the band ensures the glasses do not dangle, swing or sway, but stay put. This neck band is telescopic in that it can be elongated at each stem for wearer comfort. The neck band is lightweight and unobtrusive when the glasses are being worn or when hanging around the neck. - The lenses separate at the nose arch of the glasses and are connected by a small, but powerful magnet. While the lenses can easily be pulled apart whenever the wearer decides to take the glasses off, they stay firmly connected when in use. The only issue with the magnetic connection is that its slight gap may create pinching sensation for some when the glasses are pushed all the way to the bridge of the nose. - There is a decent selection of styles and colors to accommodate a wide variety of tastes. Magnetic readers have eliminated my need to buy replacement reading glasses ... I can comfortably keep one pair with me without worrying about misplacing them or having them fall off my forehead when not in use. Combining common sense and style to produce a durable pair of reading glasses make Dealarcher's Magnetic Readers a worthy purchase.
I saw someone at a dinner I was attending using these, and I was intrigued. I don't like chains or ropes, and if I don't use something I'm forever in a room without my reading glasses. These are sturdy, well-made, glasses. The magnetic center is fairly strong, but not so strong that you can't adjust the connection a bit if you need to. Once disconnected, the lenses flip outward to be parallel with the arms, which is a nice feature, and they also telescope in and out to allow for a comfortable fit. Couple of drawbacks to consider if you're thinking about getting them: 1) when wearing the glasses, you basically have the whole frame around your head (as opposed to arms that end at the ear pieces). This doesn't bother me most of the time, except when I am sitting or lying in bed and want to put my head back on a cushion or pillow. That pushes the glasses forward on your face. 2) The other drawback is related to this---when the glasses are not in use and are disconnected, that back piece sits on the nape of your neck and drapes over your shoulders. But, because it's hard, molded plastic, it can sometimes ride up over your collar. So, you might lean over to pick something up and find the glasses have skooched up your neck. It's definitely something that takes a bit of getting used to. But I find that the convenience of always having glasses with me, and not swinging off my neck like a pendulum, outweighs the drawbacks.
Bought three and gave one set to my wife and one to my son
Found these at our local ski area a couple of years ago and am constantly amazed how many 'reader' age people were just gaga over 'em. Never saw this type before. Finally needed a new pair and Deal Archer's price was right on, as usual. Never thought they'd go over that big with us oldies, but I guess it makes sense since we've all experienced losing 5+readers in as many weeks.
What a great idea. Reading glasses that rest around your neck until you need them, and then--click--and they are on your nose. I liked these so much I bought a second pair to keep in the car for when I need to read something in a store or restaurant. The only drawback I have found, and certainly small enough that I wouldn't rate these glasses lower, is that when reading in bed, if my head is on the pillow, the pillow pushes against the back of the frame and lifts the lenses away from my face. In spite of that, the system works great for the remaining times and situations in which I wear them.
This is the best pair of glasses I've ever bought! My husband was constantly breaking his glasses by simple acts as leaning over a car and such. He has had these glasses for over 2 years and they are still holding up strong, even after little hands constantly play with when papa holds them. I highly recommend them!
These are the best pair of reading glasses for work or home. I forget that they're around my neck & wear them home one the bus half the time. Great advertising for the product however.
Outstanding readers. I have been looking at these for two years and finally bought them----should have two years ago. They hang around your neck out of the way. You don't even know they are there, but they are ready when you need them.
I got a pair of these and absolutely love them. No longer having to go to the designated spots I keep readers throughout the house. These are great. I previously tried using those chain things, but they hung too low and if you bend over they swung out and got caught on things and I just didn't like the. But these sit perfectly closer to your neck and everyone needs a pair.
I usually don't give reviews of products so don't expect a long winded message. These glasses are way easier to use than hanging regular reading glasses from a string. They fit just right around my neck and don't swing into my work. They click right every time when need to see close. I bought two pair; one for home and one for work; no regrets with that decision. I let a friend try them on and he had a really big head (wide); they didn't quite fit right for him. I recommend them to everyone.
These are by far the best readers I have ever wore. I'm also a mechanic and constantly losing my glasses in oil and on the ground. That's definitely not a problem anymore! Simple the most amazing glasses!!!
My dad loves these glasses and this is his second pair. He has the tendency to loose his reading glasses and the quick release action helps him keep them around his neck and take them on and off with ease. Plus he sends me great pictures of his ability to pop them open without hands!
These are good glasses. The lenses are super high quality and the hinges are very strong. Best of all if they get sat upon or stressed they just pop apart at the nose magnet. All very good. When not in use they hang from the neck. The only negitive is you can't lay on your back and read, like laying in bed reading before sleep. That is because the neck holding strap pushes the glasses away from my eyes.
My second pair in case I misplace the first pair. I have had a pair of these for over a year and unlike the other, pocket type, I have NEVER misplaced them. And they are around my neck so no worries about finding them when I need them. The magnetic hold is very strong and often a conversation starter. I will never wear any other kind of cheaters. I hope they make some that are shaded for strong sun.
This past Sunday I enjoyed lunch with an old friend, Cactus Moser. As we sat talking about computers, food, and the cosmos, he suddenly flipped his glasses onto his face to look at his smart phone. Then just as quickly, he pulled his glasses apart and they just hung there from his neck, broken apart. I said, "Wait, was that magic or do your glasses have magnets or something?" He confirmed it was magic... but then proceeded to rave about his Magnetic Readers. Immediately, I knew I just had to have a pair! So, I placed an order from my iPhone through Dealarcher and now I'm a proud owner of "Magnetic Reading Glasses". The common demand of reading glasses is that they so often need to be on, then off, then on... ad infinitum. That demand increases in a production environment in which the glasses need to be immediately available for close work then "disappear" for awhile as you focus on more distant scenery, but not get lost in the process, and not slow you down or impede strenuous activity. You can snap these glasses onto your face faster than readers hanging from a cord on you neck or putting on glasses from your shirt pocket. When you're on a high-pressured fast-moving project, moments matter. Think of Cactus, an active drummer. These were a no-brainer for him. And now I'm a raging fan as well. The one concern I had before actually wearing them is whether or not the magnets would instantly snap together in alignment, or would I need to always manually pinch them so they wouldn't be askew. No problem -- somehow the magnets just keep snapping the halves together in perfect alignment. One more note: regarding my particular pair of readers, I noticed for the first couple of days that the loop of plastic that goes around the neck was slightly lopsided, not perfectly symmetrical, probably from the temporary stress of being boxed. It didn't pose any functional problem, I had simply wished that it looked perfectly uniform. However, after a few days it totally resolved itself. The loop is completely symmetrical as a result of daily wear. Get 'em! They're so doggone practical, they feel great, they look great, and they click great! ------> Fast forward 2 years and 3 months... My first pair finally broke. They've been through a lot. So I just now received my second pair. And I have to tell you, I love these things so much, I can't stand it! Being without them for even just a few days made me even more desperate to have Magnetic Readers! The first pair only cost me 15 bucks. Deal!
These are a gem. I wear them all the time and look more like a hip CSI detective than a feeble grandmother....not that there's anything wrong with that. If you are between the ages of 40-60 these will come in handy for you starting to feel the effects of age (sorry, but that's the truth.) From the time I have had these dangling from my neck to now, I would have gone through 6 cheap pairs from the drugstore at five times the cost. Worth the investment, I recommend this product, and yes they are adjustable and comfortable to most who have normal sized noggins.
My wife wanted these after we bumped into a friend of ours wearing them at a local restaurant. I think they look kind of dorky and I wouldn't wear them in public because they are kind of a nuisance having them around your neck all the time. That's just me, my wife loves them, and she doesn't look that dorky wearing them. They are well made and she's had them for a few months and hasn't broke them yet. She's happy, so that makes me happy, right?
I had to go to Dr. and he had a pair of these on and commented on how handy they were. Hubby and I bought a pair to try and then if we liked 1, we'd order a second pair (one for each). Here's what we learned: If you have short hair, these are great. Hubby has had them almost a year now. Daily use - and hasn't lost of broken them yet. They are the handiest design! However, I have longer hair and so they had to either wrap around my hair or I had to adjust hair around them. So wouldn't recommend for long hair. But if have short hair and are a baby boomer now needing reading glasses, these are just the thing.
The first time I saw these was on C.S.I. N.Y. The doctor always wore these, and I have been using mine for about five years now and have had several magnifications, and am so spoiled I can't use anything else for reading and also use the 2.5 power pair for assembly of small mechanical items and also perfect for under the hood. The snap apart frame is for people like me who need glasses a hundred times a day, and whose hands are gloved and for whom leaning over and having things fall out of my shirt pockets has become a problem.
These are handy for when I'm doing work in the garden or on building projects. I bought a pair for my brother, who would easily lose one pair of reading glasses a week. He hasn't lost these yet, and it's been well over a year. They are sturdy and flexible. They adjust to fit well and are unobtrusive when slung around the neck. If you need to take your glasses off frequently and are forever forgetting where you laid them down, these are perfect for you.
I saw these worn by Mike from the "American Pickers" show. I'm always loosing or breaking my reading glasses, so decided to give these a try. I love how the magnetic frames work and that they can just hang around your neck without getting in the way. It took me a while to figure out that they are somewhat adjustable in terms of length. At first they felt too tight and unsnapped when I looked up. Then I pulled on the front part of the frame to discover that I could make it a little larger. Problem solved. So, let's see how they hold up after lots of use. They definitely feel better made than the CVS reading glasses I've been buying.
I've been using these magnetic readers for almost a year now. I used to buy cheap readers from my local pharmacy and go through about a pair every two months or so. If I didn't lose them, I broke them. I was also using a very thin around-the-neck nylon holder that I found on line, which worked very well, but it hung down low and would get caught on things or get tangled up. When I first saw the Magnetic Reading Glasses I thought it was just some silly gimmick but I decided to give them a try. I was VERY surprised how well they work and how well made they are. This is the first pair of glasses that have ever lasted me this long, and I wear them at work and at home, unlike my other glasses that I used to keep a pair or two at home & work. I am buying another pair now because my existing ones have gotten some minor scratches on them and I would like to leave one pair at work and the other at home. I am very hard on my glasses as I wear them while working under my car, etc. I've dropped them, sat on them, etc. and they have never broken. If I had to find one negative about them it's that you need both hands free to put them on, but other than that they are fantastic. I would highly recommend them.
I wish they would make reading safety glasses like these. That would be awesome!