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Fine Print

Fine Print

I started wearing reading glasses (aka 'readers') about a year and a half ago. I was looking at a bottle of Advil or some other drug,  and I realized that I couldn't read the fine print. Really...I thought to myself? I'd never had a problem with my eyes. But then I realized that I was struggling to see the small print in novels and I had to hold the menu arms length in a restaurant to see what I was going to order. Hello - embarrassing! So I trotted off to the optometrist for a check up. He came to the conclusion pretty quickly that I should be wearing glasses and probably should have been for the past FIVE years! Yikes. . My prescription was for a +2.50. He said I could go and buy an inexpensive pair of readers, but strongly advised I should get propers pair fitted and made by an opthamologist. I took his advice and picked fabulous frames at Eye Studio on Mount Pleasant here in Toronto.  Soon after I started wearing them...and seeing the fine print again, I realized that I needed a 'purse pair' of readers. A pair that would live in my purse so I didn't have to go searching the house for my glasses when I went out. But I wasn't going to succumb to the cheapies the Dollar Store, and it was far too decadent to have two 'real' pairs. So, luckily I've discovered two awesome brands of readers that a perfect for you purse...and the fine print. 

Peepers

Peppers brand Center Stage style (below) were featured on Oprah's Favourite Things list for 2016. See, even Oprah needs purse glasses. They are a funky thick frame that I absolutely adore. The best part about Peepers is they only cost $22.00 USD - seriously! (Plus $8.99 shipping to Canada...sorry). At that price you could put them in every purse. If you happen to be in Niagara - Shannon Passero carries them in her fabulous store The Post Office. 

                                                Oprah's fave Peepers. 

                                               Oprah's fave Peepers. 

                                                     Coffee Shop

                                                    Coffee Shop

                                                      Bellissima

                                                     Bellissima

                                                    Sticks & Stones

                                                   Sticks & Stones

The other fab part about Peepers is that they make sunglasses so you can read outside. I love these and wish I had figured this out before my trip. 

                                  Off the Charts Reading Sunglasses

                                 Off the Charts Reading Sunglasses

Scojo

Just recently (as in a couple of days ago) I discovered Scojo readers - available online and at Jacaranda Tree in Toronto.  These glasses are a little more expensive, but are a premium brand reader. There are many terrific styles to choose from and they come with a hard shell case so they won't get broken in your purse. 

                                  Prince Street 

                                 Prince Street 

 Scojo Gels come in a wide variety of colours if you prefer a lighter frame. 

Scojo Gels come in a wide variety of colours if you prefer a lighter frame. 

 Super cute for channeling your inner Harry Potter!

Super cute for channeling your inner Harry Potter!

 

 

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