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Plastic Tortoise Oval Frame, 1.50 Strength, by American Reading Glasses

3.5 out of 5 stars 83 customer reviews
About the Product
  • Great Oval Frames
  • Tortoise color
  • Powers: 1.00 thru 4.00
  • Plastic Frame

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Product Description

Size: 1.50

Fashionable Oval Frame in Tortoise

Product Details

Size: 1.50
  • Shipping Weight: 0.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • ASIN: B00285PSBQ
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (83 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #315,031 in Beauty (See Top 100 in Beauty)

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By Barry S. Wilder on June 13, 2009
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I bought a pair of tortoise-shell oval reading glasses. They look almost as good as an expensive pair of Anglo American frames for more than $150. I liked these American Reading Glasses so much, I bought another three pairs.

They look more like optometrist glasses than they do drugstore reading glasses.

You can't go wrong.
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Size: 1.25 Verified Purchase
Given the inexpensive price, I consider these stylish and lightweight frames a good value. The lenses had no flaws with consistent magnification throughout.

Although it has been several months since the most recent review, I can confirm that the color and size issues remain.

COLOR: The frame color was significantly darker than the item pictured. It was much closer to the color of these glasses, which I also own: Asset Eyewear Reading Glasses - Round Tortoise / ROUND TORTOISE +1.00-R333TRT100.

SIZE: While I expected the frame width to be best suited for a narrower/smaller face - which it was - what I didn't expect was how short the temple pieces were - more than 1" shorter than those of the other product mentioned. They are appropriately sized for a child's head, not an adult's. I needed to heat and reshape the ear curve, moving it toward the end of the temple piece to make it fit my head properly.

Again, not a bad set of readers for the price, but rely on the reviews to know what you are getting before you order these.
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Size: 1.50
I've been buying these tortoise shell oval readers made by American Readers (which are also made and sold under the name Reading Glasses Company of America) for at least six years. I used to buy the Peepers brand - which are a bit lighter in weight (but not as sturdy) - but they discontinued making MEN'S readers. After searching for a similar style I found these. I started with 1.75 strength and continue to buy them as the optical strength needed continues to grow. Yes, I can find readers of similar styles (but rarely) in oval - which look best on me - at drug stores but they are at least twice the price.

I do need prescription lenses as my eyes are slightly different and I have those made at For Eyes or one of the discount opticians. But, as we all know, we can never find our glasseswhen we need them. So I keep at least 3 pair of these American Readers around the house so one is always handy. I can also throw them in my pocket when on the run and they are there. I've yet to break a pair (as I did with Peepers) and the plastic lenses have not scratched easily.

So these will NOT replace prescription glasses that you eye doctor will prescribe, but they are good economical choice when you need to read a newspaper or a menu or sit at your PC and things are "not quite sharp.

So, all in all, I can recommend them as a general product and these tortoise ovals in particular.

Note that over the years the exact color of the tortoise design has changed a little so not all my frames match. But all are - as described - "tortoise shell" in pattern.

I hope you found this review both informative and helpful.

Steve Ramm
"Anything Phonographic"
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Size: 2.00 Verified Purchase
I've bought 3 pairs of these over the past 2 years only because I lost one pair and I like them so much I keep an extra on hand. Very comfortable and well made. I've read some of the negative reviews and some complaints cannot even apply to these. The tortoise shell color is throughout the material therefore impossible to "flake off"... I use these all the time, they are carried everywhere I go, and I'm far from the most careful with them but never had a complaint... The color in hand is slightly darker than the photo but I prefer that...
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Size: 3.00 Verified Purchase
I love these glasses! They look great on my face and are very good reading glasses. I do have to say one of the screws came out of them and it was almost impossible to find a replacement screw. Other than that, they are fine.
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Size: 2.25 Verified Purchase
Great glasses, but I'm giving it a 2 star because they are not the glasses in the image and those are the ones I wanted ! I already have a dark brown pair and really wanted the lighter colored ones ! dang ..
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Size: 1.25 Verified Purchase
Not bad for the price. Just wish I had nose pads on these since otherwise they tend to either too close to my eyes or slip off. But I can't complain much since it's really not a bad price for a neutral-looking, flattering oval-shaped frames. For some reason, square frames are the most popular readers now and it's otherwise hard to find decent oval reader frames.
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Size: 3.00 Verified Purchase
I like that these are bigger than the half glass readers, are very inexpensive, seem to be decent enough quality (I bought them the first time 3 years ago and still have them) and the magnification seems to be accurate. The frames are a bit smallish which is fine so they don't slide off my head when I'm working in my shop - I'm 6' and thin - these may be tight if I had any girth. I have 3 pair in different places.
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