RGE First Timers

Are you a first time shopper here at Reading Glasses Etc?

We offer custom reading glasses and prescription eyeglasses. We have many frame styles and lens options to choose from.

1. Find a frame. 2. Choose a Lens. 3. Choose a Lens Option.

Click the widgets below to learn how to buy Reading Glasses and to buy Prescription Glasses.

HOW TO BUY READING GLASSES

1. Find A Frame

SELECT A FRAME CATEGORY TO START:

Use our navigation menu and select a main category.

ALL READING GLASSES

 WOMENS READING GLASSES

MENS READING GLASSES

POPULAR STYLES - (Popular Styles includes frames like folding reading glasses, custom rimless reading glasses, and much more.)

USE OUR FRAME FILTER:

Narrow down by:

  • Brand
  • Frame Type (Full Rim, Rimless...)
  • Size/Fit (Medium, Medium Large...)
  • Frame Color (Black, Tortoise...)
  • Frame Material (Metal, TR90...)
  • Frame Shape (Round, Rectangle...)
  • Special Features (Ultra-light...)
  • and more.

NOTE: Full Rim frames have all of our lens types and lens options. Other frame types like Semi-Rimless have limited lens options.

See our FRAME GUIDE for more information.

Once you find your frame, Choose a Lens Type and Reading Power:

2. Choose a Lens Type and Reading Power

CHOOSE A READING LENS TYPE and READING POWER:

We offer 5 reading lens types. All are non prescription but are custom crafted with prescription quality lenses.

On the frame page click the Configure Lenses button next to:

Reader Lenses - Choose your reading power for up close or for intermediate/ computer. Powers: From Zero to +4.00 in either eye.

FT28 Bifocal Reader Lenses - Lined bifocals with Zero power top/ Reading Power Bottom. Choose your Up-Close Reading Power. Powers: From +1.00 to 3.00.

FT28 Computer Bifocal Reader Lenses - Lined bifocals with ~Half Reading power top/ Reading Power Bottom. Choose your Up-Close Reading Power. Powers: From +1.50 to +4.00.

Line Free Bifocal Reader Lenses - No-Line bifocals with Zero power top/ Reading Power Bottom. Choose your Up-Close Reading Power. Powers: From +1.00 to 3.00.

Line Free Computer Bifocal Reader Lenses - No-Line bifocals with Zero power top/ Reading Power Bottom. Choose your Up-Close Reading Power. Powers: From +1.50 to +4.00.

Note: Line Free Bifocal Lenses require a PD measurement. You can enter that info in the comment section at check out or opt to have us take the measurement remotely. We will send instructions post purchase via e-mail. (It's easy and very accurate.)

MORE INFORMATION: READING LENS GUIDE

EXAMPLE: Go to this frame page and explore by selecting different lens types, power options, and lens options.

Once you have selected your Lens Type and Reading Power, select a lens option if you want one:

3. Choose a Lens Option

Lens Options include features like lens tints, anti-reflective coatings (AR), and Photochromic/Transitions. Each Lens Type offers different Lens Options. 

If you do not want a lens option, select No Options from the drop down menu or just add your glasses to the cart.

LENS TINTS - Cosmetic and BluBlock lens tints are available in all lens types.

AR COATINGS - Standard AR coatings are available in all Lens Types. BluBlock AR lenses are only available in Reader Lenses. Mojo BluBlock 1.6 AR and Kodak Total Blue 1.6 AR are only available in Full Rim frames.

PHOTOCHROMIC LENSES - Available in all lens types.

MORE INFORMATION: READING LENS GUIDE

MORE INFORMATION: BLUE BLOCK GUIDE

HOW TO BUY Rx GLASSES

We offer single vision prescription lenses right on the frame page. As above, first, find a frame. To buy the frame with prescription lenses, click the Configure Lenses button next to 'Prescription Lenses'. Prescription lenses are only $10.00 additional.

1. Select Single Vision Rx Type

Choose from:

Rx Reading - Up close, 12-14 inches away.

Rx Intermediate - Computer or about arm's length.

Rx Distance - Distance at 20 feet or more.

People confuse "reading" and "computer glasses". Usually, they are 2 different things, Rx wise, sometimes not. Choose the one you want. (Eye doctors write prescriptions in different ways. If you are not sure, you can send me your prescription for evaluation.)

2. Select a Lens Option

Choose 'No Options' or select a lens option from the drop down menu. Lens options are restricted by the prescription power range and sometimes, the frame type.

MORE INFORMATION: Rx LENS GUIDE

3. Send Your Prescription

We require a valid eyeglass prescription. The Rx must include your doctor's name and phone number, your name, date of exam, and/or expiration date.

Rather than have you interpret your prescription and select lens powers, all you need do is upload the prescription. If we have any questions we will contact you. Select either:

  • Use my latest Rx and PD on file. (If we have it.)
  • I will upload my Rx and PD. (Write your PD on the Rx.)
  • I will upload my Rx. Measure my PD. (If you do not know your PD, we can get the measurement remotely. We will send you an e-mail with simple instructions.)

MORE INFORMATION: Rx LENS GUIDE

Special SV Lenses and Progressive Lenses

We offer special (high prescription) lenses and progressive lenses. These are purchased in a different way. If you have a high prescription or want progressives, send us your prescription and we will offer suggetions based on your needs.

Free Prescription Evaluation

See our special lens offerings on our RX LENS page.