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The intrepid folks at Treks For Specs' mission is to deliver eyewear directly to the folks that need it in Nepal.
Reading Glasses Etc is supporting Treks For Specs. From their Facebook page-
"TREKS FOR SPECS was created by a couple whose love for trekking ignited a passion to TREK WITH MEANING. Its intention is experiencing trekking that goes beyond climbing to famous base camps, summiting the highest peaks and photographing astonishing vistas and iconic sites but rather to touch and improve the lives of as many people as they possibly can along their trekking routes in lesser known villages of the Himalayas."
An NGO (Non-Governmental Agency), TFS is delivering recycled and new donated eyeglasses to high altitude villages in Nepal. More...
"Why are eyeglasses and sunglasses necessary in high altitude villages in Nepal?
The Healthcare system in Nepal is disease-oriented rather than based on primary health care and its accessibility is limited to affordability in urban areas focusing on curative services and where Eyecare becomes secondary.
Millions of people in Nepal, especially in rural areas suffer from some form of visual impairment which in many cases are avoidable. Cataracts (clouding of the eye’s lens), Macular degeneration (damage to retina which destroys central vision) and Pterygium (tissue growth over the white part of the eye) are some of the effects of prolonged exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays, especially in high altitudes. This is a crucial public health problem which needs to be effectively addressed by raising public awareness."
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Our new Special Lenses category now includes 2 prescription lenses!We created our Special Lenses category to solve 2 issues. The first issue was our ability to offer Bifocal and Computer Bifocal Reading Glasses in a wider range of frames. What we had was a category for each with a few dozen frame styles to choose from. [...]
We now offer several bifocal options with all of our full rimmed frames. There are hundreds of styles to choose from!It's very simple. Find the full rim frame you want. Select zero power for each eye and no lens add-ons. Then add it to your cart.Click 'Special Lenses' on our top navigation menu and select [...]
Are you a distance vision eye glass wearer? Do you get eye strain trying to read your cell phone or tablet? The Eyezen+ lenses are for you! These lenses are specifically designed for people that require distance vision glasses only. If you are a presbyope with an Add power in your Rx (+1.00 or more) than [...]
Since 2010 we have been offering prescription single vision lenses here at ReadingGlassesEtc.com. Many customers have expressed their interest in other types of prescription lenses like progressives, and specialty bifocals. MojoOptical.com is here! We are offering many of the same frame styles you find here, but with the ability to get the latest digitally designed prescription [...]
Since we introduced the LOUIS LUSO line we have had major problems keeping up with demand. Happily, we now deal directly with the manufacturer, and are getting orders in to us within 2 to 3 days as opposed to 2 to 5 weeks!LOUIS LUSO frames are hand made Ultem. Ultem is extremely light in weight [...]
Our line of BLINK fashion frames has been discontinued by the manufacturer.We have no BLINK frames left in stock.We still have many similar styles in plastic and metal in the $39 to $59 range.
We have reduced our shipping rates for our international customers!Over the last several years we have seen a dramatic increase in shipping rates both for here in the US and for International shipments. Here are some basics about how we ship, our pricing, and discounts-U.S.A. - Free shipping to all US customers in all states and [...]
Contemporary frame styles in great shapes and colors. Wear them with jeans, or gussied up for a night on the town. Our new Ecru Eyewear line offers exciting styles for women with hand made acetate frames in great colors and color combinations. Many of the shapes are refined retro shapes like the one above, cat-eye, [...]
Our brains interpret our sensory data by filling in the blanks. Take a look at this image of strawberries for example.What color are the strawberries? Your brain is probably telling you that they are red or reddish, but there is no red in this image. From Neatorama: "We know that strawberries are red, or at least they [...]