Buy Cheap Spectacles For Out of the House

To help with reading "small print" on labels at the supermarket or just shopping in general, I have purchased several cheap pairs of magnifying spectacles. They are in various colours to match what I'm wearing or at least look trendy. I pop them on top of my head when not in use (like you do with sun glasses), a bit like a head-band or hair accessory. When I need to look at something up close, they are there, in seconds.

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The best spectacles I've found are from Spotlight (similar to your Dollar Stores), they even have ones with a bayonet connection (tiny springs where the arms connect to the glasses) at the sides which allows for any size head without breaking from continual use. I have been doing this for years now. My prescription reading glasses stay at home (safely) beside the computer. They are too expensive to keep replacing if I lose them whilst shopping!

By Kay from New South Wales, Australia

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October 24, 20070 found this helpful

Our local Dollar General stores have just the same thing. Here, the ones with the tiny springs are called "spring temple" glasses, usually a high dollar feature.

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Lenses are also quite good with no perceptable distortion. The Dollar General versions are $5.00.

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