Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Bifocal reading glasses, my most recent favorite sewing accessory!
If you are like me, you keep reading glasses posted all over the house in strategic places. Of course, my workroom is one of those locations. Seems that when I needed the glasses, they were always on the other side of the room, so I got a chain so they could hang around my neck. I would put them on, take them off, put them on...etc. Tiring of looking up to see everything blurry, or peeking over the top of them, or worse yet, being seen with glasses hanging around my neck (do I look like an old lady already?), nothing was working.
Then I remembered hearing of sunglasses that had a bifocal magnifier. In other words, the main lens area is clear (no correction) and the bottom section is for reading. Surely there must be a clear version so... I looked at all the local reading glass suppliers, but none carried clear bifocals so I went online. Found a great selection at reasonable prices at Boomers in the Know (under $20 with online coupon). I selected the blue frame pictured above and now have a cute pair of glasses that I don't have to take on and off while working. They were great for my latest Bunco game too, I could see the die and my friends!
Maybe clear bifocal readers can help you see better for your next sewing or crafting project.